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

Author: Katharine T von Stackelberg; Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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This volume of scholarly essays investigates how the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt redeployed Classicizing and Egyptianizing tropes in the 19th and 20th Centuries to create a new cultural hybrid: the Neo-Antique ""dwelling.""
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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von Stackelberg, Katharine T.
Housing the New Romans : Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine T von Stackelberg; Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
ISBN: 9780190272340 0190272341
OCLC Number: 988174792
Description: 1 online resource (353 p.)
Contents: Cover; Housing the New Romans; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Architectural Reception and the Neo-​Antique; Chapter 1 (Re)presenting Romanitas at Sir John Soane's House and Villa; Chapter 2 The Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Dynamics of Stylistic Transformation; Chapter 3 The History of Human Habitation: Ancient Domestic Architecture in Nineteenth-​Century Europe; Chapter 4 Domestic Interiors, National Concerns: The Pompeian Style in the United States Chapter 5 The Impossible Exedra: Engineering Contemplation and Conviviality in Turn-​of-​the-​Century AmericaChapter 6 Entombing Antiquity: A New Consideration of Classical and Egyptian Appropriation in the Funerary Architecture of Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City; Chapter 7 Reconsidering Hyperreality: "Roman" Houses and Their Gardens; Afterword: New Romans, New Directions; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: edited by Katharine T. Von Stackelberg and Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis.

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This volume of scholarly essays investigates how the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt redeployed Classicizing and Egyptianizing tropes in the 19th and 20th Centuries to create a new cultural hybrid: the Neo-Antique ""dwelling.""

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