Housing the New Romans: Architectual Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World by Katharine T. Von StackelbergHousing the New Romans: Architectual Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World by Katharine T. Von Stackelberg

Housing the New Romans: Architectual Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

EditorKatharine T. Von Stackelberg, Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

Hardcover | July 17, 2017

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In the last twenty years, reception studies have significantly enhanced our understanding of the ways in which Classics has shaped modern Western culture, but very little attention has been directed toward the reception of classical architecture. Housing the New Romans: Architectual Receptionand Classical Style in the Modern World addresses this gap by investigating ways in which appropriation and allusion facilitated the reception of Classical Greece and Rome through the requisition and redeployment of classicizing tropes to create neo-Antique sites of "dwelling" in the 19th and early20th centuries. The volume, across nine essays, will cover both European and American iterations of place making, including Sir John Soanes' house in London, the Hotel de Beauharnais in Paris, and the Getty Villa in California. By focusing on structures and places that are oriented towards private life - houses,hotels, clubs, tombs, and gardens - the volume directs the critical gaze towards diverse and complex sites of curatorial self-fashioning. The goal of the volume is to provide a multiplicity of interpretative frameworks (e.g. object-agency enchantment, hyperreality, memory-infrastructure) that may beapplied to the study of architectural reception. This critical approach makes Housing the New Romans the first work of its kind in the emerging field of architectural and landscape reception studies and in the hitherto textually dominated field of classical reception.
Katharine T. von Stackelberg is a historian and Latinist specializing in the representation of gardens and the ancient environment as cultural space in Classical Rome. She is the author of The Roman Garden: Space, Sense and Society (2009) and articles on the politics of Roman gardens and their representation of gender in both ancient a...
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Title:Housing the New Romans: Architectual Reception and Classical Style in the Modern WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 17, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190272333

ISBN - 13:9780190272333

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