The Architecture of Rome

The Architecture of Rome

Pilgrims were able to refer to the famous Mira- in the field of fascist architecture , and its buildings bilia and form an impression of the holy city for them- have been much more interesting than many people selves as early as 1144.

Author: Professor of Transnational Private and European Business Law European University Institute Florence and Professor of Private Law Business Law and Legal Theory Stefan Grundmann

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 3930698609

Category: Architecture

Page: 381

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Architects and artists have always acknowledged over the centuries that Rome is rightly called the 'eternal city'. Rome is eternal above all because it was always young, always 'in its prime'. Here the buildings that defined the West appeared over more than 2000 years, here the history of European architecture was written. The foundations were laid even in ancient Roman times, when the first attempts were made to design interiors and thus make space open to experience as something physical. And at that time the Roman architects also started to develop building types that are still valid today, thus creating the cornerstone of later Western architecture. In it Rome's primacy remained unbroken -- whether it was with old St Peter's as the first medieval basilica or new St. Peter's as the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, or with works by Bernini and Borromini whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, Bohemia and Lower Franconia, and also with Modern buildings, of which there are many unexpected pearls to be found in Rome. All this is comprehensible only if it is presented historically, i. e. in chronological sequence, and so the guide has not been arranged topographically as usual but chronologically.This means that one is not led in random sequence from a Baroque building to an ancient or a modern one, but the historical development is followed successively. Every epoch is preceded by an introduction that identifies its key features. This produces a continuous, lavishly illustrated history of the architecture of Rome -- and thus at the same time of the whole of the West. Practical handling is guaranteed by an alphabetical index and detailed maps, whose information does not just immediately illustrate the historical picture, but also makes it possible to choose a personal route through history.
Categories: Architecture

The Architecture of Art History

The Architecture of Art History

Clark has nothing to say about these images, as for him they reinforce the messages of the architecture (the city as safe and ordered, the city as spectacle, the city as a space of play). He has vastly more to say about those images ...

Author: Mark Crinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350020924

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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What is the place of architecture in the history of art? Why has it been at times central to the discipline, and at other times seemingly so marginal? What is its place now? Many disciplines have a stake in the history of architecture – sociology, anthropology, human geography, to name a few. This book deals with perhaps the most influential tradition of all – art history – examining how the relation between the disciplines of art history and architectural history has waxed and waned over the last one hundred and fifty years. In this highly original study, Mark Crinson and Richard J. Williams point to a decline in the importance attributed to the role of architecture in art history over the last century – which has happened without crisis or self-reflection. The book explores the problem in relation to key art historical approaches, from formalism, to feminism, to the social history of art, and in key institutions from the Museum of Modern Art, to the journal October. Among the key thinkers explored are Banham, Baxandall, Giedion, Panofsky, Pevsner, Pollock, Riegl, Rowe, Steinberg, Wittkower and Wölfflin. The book will provoke debate on the historiography and present state of the discipline of art history, and it makes a powerful case for the reconsideration of architecture.
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Neo liberalism and the Architecture of the Post Professional Era

Neo liberalism and the Architecture of the Post Professional Era

In order to discuss the possibilities of such a practice, it is important to take a closer look at the conventional architectural practice of the globalized, neoliberalized city of the 2000s.

Author: Hossein Sadri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319762678

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This book discusses the effects of Neo-Liberal policies on the transformations of architectural and urban practices and education in the transition from the era of “professionalism” to “post-professionalism.” Building on previous literature in the field of contemporary theory of architecture, it provides the necessary resources for the study of contemporary architecture and urban politics, urban sociology, local administration and urban geography. Further, it develops a political and critical perspective on contemporary practices of architecture and urbanism, their implementation, legal background, political effects and social results. The book will interest readers from a wide range of academic disciplines, from political science to architecture, and from urban studies to sociology.
Categories: Political Science

The Architecture of Oppression

The Architecture of Oppression

administration for the city. While Jewish members of the architectural administration as well as high-profile Weimar era specialists like Wagner were summarily dismissed or "excused" (beurlaubt), Hitler allowed the administration to ...

Author: Paul B. Jaskot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134594610

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the development of the German building economy, state architectural goals and the rise of the SS as a political and economic force. As a result, The Architecture of Oppression contributes to our understanding of the conjunction of culture and politics in the Nazi period as well as the agency of architects and SS administrators in enabling this process.
Categories: Architecture

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

In industry, the Armstrong Knitting Factory on Harris Street opened during this period in one of the few Second Empire buildings in the city. The city's first directory, published in 1888, listed five private schools, three hotels, ...

Author: K. Edward Lay

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813918853

Category: Architecture

Page: 362

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The great architectural significance of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia, rests, not surprisingly, on the continuing influence of Thomas Jefferson. Not only did Jefferson design the State Capitol in Richmond, his home Monticello, his country retreat Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia; after his death, master builders continued to construct important examples of Jeffersonian classicism in Albemarle County and beyond. But what is less well known are the many important examples of other architectural idioms built in this Piedmont Virginia county, many by nationally renowned architects. At the turn of the twentieth century, the renewed interest of wealthy clients in eclectic architectural styles attracted some of the finest Beaux Arts architects in the country to the Charlottesville area. Grand new buildings complemented and competed with the Jeffersonian models of a hundred years earlier. In addition, throughout its history Albemarle County has seen construction of a great variety of public architectural landmarks: mills and churches, movie theaters and hospitals, gas stations and taverns. For many years K. Edward Lay has been teaching, guiding tours of, and writing about this rich architectural legacy. Here at last is his definitive treatment of a topic that has been his life's work, presented in an elegantly illustrated volume. Following a general introduction by John S. Salmon, Lay divides his book into six chronological chapters: "The Georgian Period," "Thomas Jefferson and His Builders," "The Roman Revival (1800-1830)," "The Greek Revival (1830-1860)," "Beyond the Classical Revival," and "The Eclectic Era (1890-1939)." He discusses over 800 buildings, from a Sears house to grand estates, the Abell-Gleason house and the Albemarle County Jail to Wavertree Hall and Zion Baptist Church, with 26 color photographs and 369 black-and-white illustrations complementing his text. A final chapter discusses the University of Virginia. Maps of the area allow readers and visitors to trace the locations of individual buildings and to recognize trends of settlement and construction in the area. As an elegant giftbook or reference, The Architecture of Jefferson Country gives architects, historians, visitors, and residents an unprecedented view of the wealth of buildings in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Categories: Architecture

The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor

The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor

These transportation improvements would directly impact Taylor's work as an architect in Canada. The city itself was changing. Long divided into two linguistic groups, this division was reflected in the city's layout: predominantly ...

Author: Susan W. Wagg

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773541184

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

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How Andrew Thomas Taylor advanced the quality of architecture in Canada.
Categories: Architecture

The Architecture of Address

The Architecture of Address

The public space is furthermore desirable because even as its matrix stabilizes a poem's imaginations in the architectural fabric of a city and provides a structure that will communicate argument to the experiencing citizens , the ...

Author: Jake Adam York

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041597058X

Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Poetry

The Architecture of Paris

The Architecture of Paris

Unlike London , Paris has rethe rest of France had not been so lucky , however , and mained subject to firm building - height restrictions , at a general reconstruction plan was drawn up , which al- least where the city centre is ...

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 393069896X

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

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Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.
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AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington DC

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington  DC

ernmental and institutional buildings in what might be called a “High Modernist” vein that celebrated pure, abstract geometry. ... While Washington was still a small city at the time compared to New York, Chicago, and the great European ...

Author: G. Martin Moeller Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421443843

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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The additions and revisions incorporated into the latest edition illuminate broader demographic and physical changes in the city, including the emergence of new neighborhoods and the redevelopment of once-neglected areas.
Categories: Architecture

Egyptian Cultural Identity in the Architecture of Roman Egypt 30 BC AD 325

Egyptian Cultural Identity in the Architecture of Roman Egypt  30 BC AD 325

The available information about its urban space and buildings come from papyri. Yet there are few papyri for the first century, which hinders the formation of a clear picture about the city during that period.218 Oxyrhynchus occupied a ...

Author: Youssri Ezzat Hussein Abdelwahed

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784910655

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This volume considers the relationship between architectural form and different layers of identity assertion in Roman Egypt. It stresses the sophistication of the concept of identity, and the complex yet close association between architecture and identity.
Categories: Social Science