Architecture and the Historical Imagination

Architecture and the Historical Imagination

He published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture such as the Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle and Entretiens sur l’architecture, but also studies on warfare, ...

Author: Martin Bressani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317179313

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

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Hailed as one of the key theoreticians of modernism, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was also the most renowned restoration architect of his age, a celebrated medieval archaeologist and a fervent champion of Gothic revivalism. He published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture such as the Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle and Entretiens sur l’architecture, but also studies on warfare, geology and racial history. Martin Bressani expertly traces Viollet-le-Duc’s complex intellectual development, mapping the attitudes he adopted toward the past, showing how restoration, in all its layered meaning, shaped his outlook. Through his life journey, we follow the route by which the technological subject was born out of nineteenth-century historicism.
Categories: Architecture

Ireland Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination

Ireland  Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination

Winners write history, no one remembers history's so-called losers. Until now. All
of the essays in this book pluralize past events that are located in the gaps and
the fissures of the architecture of Ireland's historical consciousness.

Author: Mary P. Caulfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137362186

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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This book explores the performance of Irish collective memories and forgotten histories. It proposes an alternative and more comprehensive criterion of Irish theatre practices. These practices can be defined as the 'rejected', contested and undervalued plays and performativities that are integral to Ireland's political and cultural landscapes.
Categories: Performing Arts

Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary

Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary

While European eclecticism is examined as a critical moment in western art history, little research has been conducted in the historicist pursuits of late Ottoman architects as they negotiated the nineteenth century’s vast inventory of ...

Author: Dr Ahmet A Ersoy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472431394

Category: Art

Page: 326

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While European eclecticism is examined as a critical moment in western art history, little research has been conducted in the historicist pursuits of late Ottoman architects as they negotiated the nineteenth century’s vast inventory of styles and embarked on a revivalist/Orientalist program they identified as the ‘Ottoman Renaissance.’ Ersoy’s book examines the complex historicist discourse underlying this ‘renaissance’ through a close reading of a text conceived as the movement’s canonizing manifesto: the Usul-i Mi‘mari-i ‘Osmani.
Categories: Art

The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth Century Britain and the Low Countries

The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth Century Britain and the Low Countries

Britain, BeLGiuM and tHe netHerLandS and tHe HiStoricaL iMaGination in tHe
nineteentH centurY: an introduction ... time as collective memories were being
created in fiction and drama, art and architecture and through the growth of
tourism ...

Author: Hugh Dunthorne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004233799

Category: History

Page: 270

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The 19th century laid the foundations of history, both professional and popular. The authors of this collection compare Britain, the Netherlands, and Belgium, unearthing the ways in which history was conceived and then utilized, usually for nationalistic purposes.
Categories: History

Material Imagination in Architecture

Material Imagination in Architecture

In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of architectural form: it argues that the crafts, fabrication and ...

Author: David Dernie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317450023

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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Material Imagination in Architecture draws on history and the visual arts, and contemporary architecture to explore this popular theme in architectural practice and education. In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of architectural form: it argues that the crafts, fabrication and assemblage of its making remain vital elements of contemporary architectural language. This broad-ranging text bridges the gap between a technical or otherwise fragmentary knowledge of materials of the specialist, and the tacit or instinctive understanding of materials that the artist, sculptor or architect may have. It identifies key material themes pertinent to contemporary architectural debate and develops a discourse about future practice that is framed by environmental imperatives and grounded in a historical understanding of the meaning and use of materials. Material iconology in architecture is a well-established tradition and this book draws on that background to investigate the possibilities, and limits, of using materials in contemporary design to communicate the themes and contexts of an architectural project, a material’s relationship to context, and to the history of practices that belong to the traditions of making buildings. Each theme is explored in case studies from twelve countries around the world, including the UK, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and China.
Categories: Architecture

Forms of English History in Literature Landscape and Architecture

Forms of English History in Literature  Landscape  and Architecture

The placeof the Gothicinthe nineteenthcentury historical imagination extends
beyond the nationdefining ... Arguing thata strandof the era's interest in medieval
architecture is better understood as“Gothic Tourism,” Chapter 6offers a new ...

Author: J. Twyning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284709

Category: Art

Page: 250

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An exploration of the way English literature has interacted with architectural edifices and the development of landscape as a national style from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Analyzing texts in relation to cultural artefacts, each chapter demonstrates the self-conscious production of English consciousness as its most enduring history.
Categories: Art

Reading Architecture

Reading Architecture

This book builds on the existing interdisciplinary bibliography on architecture and literature, but prioritizes literature’s capacity to talk about the lived experience of place and the premise that literary language can often express the ...

Author: Angeliki Sioli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315402888

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

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Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it comes to academic research and educational projects? Why trust authors and writers instead of sociologists or scientists when it comes to planning for the future of cities? This book builds on the existing interdisciplinary bibliography on architecture and literature, but prioritizes literature’s capacity to talk about the lived experience of place and the premise that literary language can often express the inexpressible. It sheds light on the importance of a literary instead of a pictorial imagination for architects and it looks into four contemporary architectural subjects through a wide variety of literary works. Drawing on novels that engage cities from around the world, the book reveals aspects of urban space to which other means of architectural representation are blind. Whether through novels that employ historical buildings or sites interpreted through specific literary methods, it suggests a range of methodologies for contemporary architectural academic research. By exploring the power of narrative language in conveying the experience of lived space, it discusses its potential for architectural design and pedagogy. Questioning the massive architectural production of today’s globalized capital-driven world, it turns to literature for ways to understand, resist or suggest alternative paths for architectural practice. Despite literature’s fictional character, the essays of this volume reveal true dimensions of and for places beyond their historical, social and political reality; dimensions of utmost importance for architects, urban planners, historians and theoreticians nowadays.
Categories: Architecture

Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland s Past c 1825 1875

Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland s Past c  1825 1875

Both architectural elements are visible in the illustration. at first glance the picture
appears to be no more than an ... point for enjoyable acts of imagination.1 The
main stimulant for this historical imagination was, for Innes, the architecture of the
 ...

Author: Dr Richard A Marsden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409455936

Category: History

Page: 394

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The antiquary Cosmo Innes (1798-1874) was a prolific editor of medieval and early modern documents relating to Scotland’s parliament, legal system, burghs, universities, aristocratic families and pre-Reformation church. This book, which analyses Innes’s work and provides sources, opens a window onto the ways in which Scottish identity and ideas about the ‘national past’ were perceived in Scotland during the nineteenth century, a period when union with England was all but unquestioned.
Categories: History

Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales

Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales

It is into this (faux-)historical context that the Ennian dreams are inserted. ... into
play were so well established in the audience's historical imagination that his
manoeuvre would have passed relatively unnoticed, neither distressing an
audience ...

Author: Jackie Elliott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107244900

Category: History

Page: 608

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Ennius' Annales, which is preserved only in fragments, was hugely influential on Roman literature and culture. This book explores the genesis, in the ancient sources for Ennius' epic and in modern scholarship, of the accounts of the Annales with which we operate today. A series of appendices detail each source's contribution to our record of the poem, and are used to consider how the interests and working methods of the principal sources shape the modern view of the poem and to re-examine the limits imposed and the possibilities offered by this ancient evidence. Dr Elliott challenges standard views of the poem, such as its use of time and the disposition of the gods within it. She argues that the manifest impact of the Annales on the collective Roman psyche results from its innovative promotion of a vision of Rome as the primary focus of the cosmos in all its aspects.
Categories: History

Tudorism

Tudorism

This volume is the first to study this phenomenon in depth, assembling foremost scholars in multiple fields to examine why the Tudors still make such an impact.

Author: Tatiana C. String

Publisher: OUP/British Academy

ISBN: 0197264948

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 114

In architecture, music and literature, in paintings, films and television series, in print and on the internet, the Tudors are a hugely popular commodity. This volume is the first to study this phenomenon in depth, assembling foremost scholars in multiple fields to examine why the Tudors still make such an impact.
Categories: History

Cognitive Architecture

Cognitive Architecture

... to Noo-politics ; Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and
Information Deborah Hauptmann, Warren Neidich ... the originator of x, a
compulsion which is so much part of the Greek historical imagination, and is a
consistent feature ...

Author: Deborah Hauptmann

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064507250

Category: Architecture

Page: 588

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"Cognitive Architecture" asks how evolving modalities--from bio-politics to "noo-politics"--can be mapped upon the city under contemporary conditions of urbanization and globalization. Noo-politics, most broadly understood as the power exerted over the life of the mind, reconfigures perception, memory and attention, and also implicates potential ways and means by which neurobiological architecture is undergoing reconfiguration. This volume, motivated by theories such as 'cognitive capitalism' and concepts such as 'neural plasticity, ' shows how architecture and urban processes and products commingle to form complex systems that produce novel forms of networks that empower the imagination and constitute the cultural landscape. This volume rethinks the relations between form and forms of communication, calling for a new logic of representation; it examines the manner in which information, with its non-hierarchical and distributed format is contributing both to the sculpting of brain and production of mind. "Cognitive Architecture" brings together renowned specialists in the areas of political and aesthetic philosophy, neuroscience, socio-cultural and architecture theory, visual and spatial theorists and practitioners.
Categories: Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

Architect. and. Building. News . 37. brown coal found in large abundance near
the factory , which con - ity of the triumphal arch of ... Here , indeed , you feel that
the curtain of time is folded back , and that the historical imagination , stimulated
in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026915616

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Categories: Architecture

Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination

Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination

While the period was characterised by the booms and slumps that have
constituted a familiar pattern in British film history, on the whole it was energised,
not least by advances in studio organisation and the employment of many
talented ...

Author: Tim Bergfelder

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Summary: "Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination presents for the first time a comparative study of European film set design in the late 1920s and 1930s; based on a wealth of designers ʼ drawings, film stills and archival documents, the book offers a new insight into the development and significance of trans-national artistic collaboration during this period. European cinema from the late 1920s to the late 1930s is famous for its attention to detail in terms of set design and visual effect. Focusing on developments in Britain, France, and Germany, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema provides a comprehensive analysis of the practices, styles, and function of cinematic production design during this period, and its influence on subsequent filmmaking patterns."--Publisher description.
Categories: Performing Arts

Gibbon s Historical Imagination

Gibbon s Historical Imagination

There is very little in the Decline and Fall to suggest that Gibbon had much of a
visual imagination in terms of aesthetic appreciation . His rare allusions to art and
architecture are undistinguished . Monuments interest him principally for their ...

Author: Glen Warren Bowersock

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034322597

Category: Historiography

Page: 17

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Categories: Historiography

The American Architect and Building News

The American Architect and Building News

ST THE SULTAN'S ART - TREASURY . the recovery of treasures which , with the
eye of historical imagination , he saw stored by the Bosphorus . H E He comes to
the spot , and they have disappeared . Sympathy can Lonthe more easily be felt ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101080161050

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Categories: Architecture

Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society

Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society

But let us rather have our share of Irish imagination than such a purely practical
temperament as that . ... of architectural ornament which marked the later styles
known as Norman , Early English , Decorated , or Perpendicular architecture .

Author: Cork Historical and Archaeological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000105984359

Category: Cork (Ireland : County)

Page:

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Includes lists of members.
Categories: Cork (Ireland : County)

Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination

Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination

The aspects of French cinema that have so far received most attention – its
cultural formation and historical development – have given rise to a broad
consensus among scholars: that this is a cinema that is most productively read in
terms of its ...

Author: Tim Bergfelder

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569847

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

View: 490

Summary: "Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination presents for the first time a comparative study of European film set design in the late 1920s and 1930s; based on a wealth of designers ʼ drawings, film stills and archival documents, the book offers a new insight into the development and significance of trans-national artistic collaboration during this period. European cinema from the late 1920s to the late 1930s is famous for its attention to detail in terms of set design and visual effect. Focusing on developments in Britain, France, and Germany, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema provides a comprehensive analysis of the practices, styles, and function of cinematic production design during this period, and its influence on subsequent filmmaking patterns."--Publisher description.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Emerald City and Other Essays on the Architectural Imagination

The Emerald City and Other Essays on the Architectural Imagination

22 In 1877 , Domenech authored an article entitled " In Search of a National
Architecture . ... 23 He seemed to feel that there was nothing intrinsically sacred
about any of the previous historical styles ; his buildings became collages made
of ...

Author: Daniel Willis

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568981740

Category: Architecture

Page: 301

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Writer, architect, teacher and renderer Daniel Willis takes on an immense range of topics in this provocative work. His ideas, drawn from literature, philosophy, pop culture, and everyday life, challenge readers to rethink their participation in the built environment around them.
Categories: Architecture

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination

ISS TA erthe husband are emanations of a repressed history of violence , linked
to sexuality , gender , and economics ... is the psychological cement in the
architecture of this novel : Tia as cheating , hostile nigger and container for the
self ...

Author: Veronica Marie Gregg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034030703

Category: History

Page: 228

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Gregg focuses on Rhys as a writer, a Creole woman analyzing the question of identity through literary investigations of race, gender, and colonialism. Arguing that history itself can be a site where different narratives collide and compete. Greg's analysis also reveals the precision with which Rhys crafted her work and her preoccupation with writing as performance.
Categories: History

American Architect and Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

On sites where the spade of the excavator has been effectively busy the historical
imagination is hardly allowed time for this quiet brooding , so clamant are the
present interests of the work AMONG THE GREEK ISLANDS . in progress .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001788884

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Categories: Architecture