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Tracing Architecture: The Aesthetics of Antiquarianism

Tracing Architecture: The Aesthetics of Antiquarianism

Dana Arnold (Editor), Stephen Bending (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10535-4

Feb 2003

160 pages

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$41.95

Description

Tracing Architecture looks at the impact that knowledge of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and British architecture had on aesthetic attitudes and architectural design. It explores the changing relationship between text and image in an era before the introduction of mass mechanical reproduction.

  • Discusses the discovery of the ancient world through the medium of print in the long eighteenth century.
  • Looks at the impact that knowledge of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and British architecture had on aesthetic attitudes and architectural design.
  • Considers the interrelationship between architecture, antiquity and aesthetics in a pan-European context.
  • Explores the changing relationship between text and image in an era before the introduction of mass mechanical reproduction.
Introduction.

Tracing Architecture: the aesthetics of antiquarianism (Dana Arnold and Stephen Bending).

Monuments and Texts: Antiquarianism and the beauty of antiquity (Maria Grazia Lolla).

Facts or Fragments? Visual histories in the age of mechanical reproduction (Dana Arnold).

The Sources and Fortunes of Piranesi’s Archaeological Illustrations (Susan M. Dixon).

Antiquity and Improvement in the National Landscape: the Buck’s views of antiquities 1726-42 (Andrew Kennedy).

Data, Documentation and Display in Eighteenth-Century Investigations of Exeter Cathedral (Sam Smiles).

Every Man is Naturally an Antiquarian: Francis Grose and polite antiquities (Stephen Bending).

Voyage: Dominique-Vivant Denon and the transference of images of Egypt (Abigail Harrison Moore).

Specimens of Antient Sculpture: Imperialism and the decline of art (Andrew Ballantyne).

Index


  • Discusses the discovery of the ancient world through the medium of print in the long eighteenth century.
  • Looks at the impact that knowledge of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and British architecture had on aesthetic attitudes and architectural design.
  • Considers the interrelationship between architecture, antiquity and aesthetics in a pan-European context.
  • Explores the changing relationship between text and image in an era before the introduction of mass mechanical reproduction.