European Architecture 1750-1890 by Barry BergdollEuropean Architecture 1750-1890 by Barry Bergdoll

European Architecture 1750-1890

byBarry Bergdoll

Paperback | September 1, 2000

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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 oneof 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 ofhistory, 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 boththeir local and European context.
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 ...
Title:European Architecture 1750-1890Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842226

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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 onArchitectural 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.

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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.