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European Architecture 1750-1890 By Barry Bergdoll (Professor of Art History, Professor of Art History, Columbia University, New York)

Summary

This comprehensive examination of 18th and 19th-century architecture explores its extreme diversity within the context of social, economic and political upheaval. It offers an analysis of the ways issues of style functioned to make architecture one of the most experimental art forms in the period.

European Architecture 1750-1890 Summary

European Architecture 1750-1890 by Barry Bergdoll (Professor of Art History, Professor of Art History, Columbia University, New York)

This comprehensive examination of eighteenth and nineteenth-century architecture explores its extreme diversity within the context of tremendous social, economic and political upheaval. Bergdolls offers a penetrating analysis of the very ways issues of style functioned to make architecture one of the most vitally experimental of art forms in a period of sweeping political, social, and economic change. Never before had the functional requirements and expressive capacities of architecture been tested so thoroughly and with such diversity of invention. Bergdoll traces this experimentation in a broad range of contexts, focusing in particular on the relation of architectural design to new theories of history, new categories of scientific inquiry, and the broadening audience for architecture in this period of transformation. Unlike traditional surveys with long lists of buildings and architects, the themes are elucidated by in-depth coverage of key buildings which in turn are situated in both their local and European context.

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it has an unrivalled consistency of argument ... this book makes a substantial contribution to present knowledge and provides a clear window on the one art form you cannot ignore.

About Barry Bergdoll (Professor of Art History, Professor of Art History, Columbia University, New York)

Barry Bergdoll is Professor of Art History at Columbia University in New York. Author and editor of numerous works on 19th century architecture, particularly in France and Germany, his publications include: Le Pantheon: Symbole des Revolutions (Paris, 1989), Leon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry (MIT, 1994), Karl Freidrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia (Rizzoli, 1994) and Mastering McKim's Plan (Columbia University Press, 1997). Bergdoll has served as curator or curatorial consultant at the Musee d'Orsay, Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and has served as exhibitions editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. NEOCLASSICISM: SCIENCE, ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE DOCTRINE OF PROGRESS; 2. WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT? THE CITY AND THE PUBLIC, 1750-1789; 3. SENSATIONALISM FROM LANDSCAPE GARDEN TO THE ARCHITECTURE OF REFORM, 1750-1800; 4. REVOLUTIONARY ARCHITECTURE; 5. NATIONALISM AND DEBATES ON ARCHITECTURAL STYLE; 6. HISTORICISM AND NEW BUILDING TYPES; 7. NEW TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURAL FORM; 8. THE CITY TRANSFORMED; 9. FIN-DE-SIECLE; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY; TIMELINE; GLOSSARY; INDEX

Additional information

CIN000178231
9780192842220
0192842226
European Architecture 1750-1890 by Barry Bergdoll (Professor of Art History, Professor of Art History, Columbia University, New York)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-12-01
336
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