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European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford History of Art) This comprehensive examination of eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture explores its extreme diversity within the context of tremendous social, economic and political upheaval 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 of history, 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 both their local and European context

About the Author: Barry Bergdoll

Barry Bergdoll is professor of architectural history in the department of art history and archaeology at Columbia University and the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

10 thoughts on “European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford History of Art)

  1. says:

    This is a book for those who love history and architecture, and even for those who don t, but love the world of ideas It has wonderful photographs and illustrations, and gives the reader a sense of the great excitement of the period Confluence of Enlightenment thinking, interest in science and laws of nature , the belief that society and people s lives could be improved by the

  2. says:

    Great art geek lit.

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