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Architectural theory

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Architectural Theory: Vitruvius to 1870 is a landmark anthology that surveys the development of the field of architecture from its earliest days to the year 1870.

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Genre/Form: Periodicals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Francis Mallgrave
ISBN: 1405102586 9781405102582 1405102578 9781405102575
OCLC Number: 264778592
Target Audience: Tertiary Education (US: College) Professional & Scholarly.
Description: 608 pages ; 24.4 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. An anthology from Vitruvius to 1870. pt. I. Classicism and the Renaissance. A. The classical and medieval traditions. B. Renaissance and Baroque ideals. pt. II. Classicism in France and Britain. A. French Classicism: ancients and moderns. B. British Classicism and Palladianism. pt. III. Neoclassicism and the enlightenment. A. Early Neoclassicism. B. Greece and the Classical ideal. pt. IV. Theories of the Picturesque and the Sublime. A. Sources of the Picturesque. B. Toward a relativist Aesthetics. C. Consolidation of Picturesque theory. pt. V. The rise of historicism in the nineteenth century. A. Challenges to classicism in France, 1802-34. B. The Gothic revival in Britain, Germany, and France. C. The German style debate. D. The rise of American theory. pt. VI: Historicism in the Industrial Age. A. The battle of the styles in Britain. B. Rationalism, Eclecticism, and Realism in France. C. Tectonics and style in Germany.).
Other Titles: An anthology from Vitruvius to 1870.
Responsibility: edited by Harry Francis Mallgrave. v. 1, an anthology from Vitruvius to 1870.
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