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Title :

Structure/ornament and the modern figuration of architecture

Author :
SANKOVITCH, Anne-Marie ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
In architectural writings from about 1830 to the present a great many buildings are consistently described as divided between structures that represent one period style and ornament another. Why are Romantic historicists, early 20th-c. formalists, and contemporary contextualists all in agreement about the binary nature of these buildings? An examination of the literature on one such monument, S. Eustache in Paris [constructed 1532-1640], considers the covert, problematic function of 'structure/ornament' as a spatially conceived narrative device; its relationship to 'transitional' architecture; its (often unacknowledged) figurative significations; and its status in contemporary discourse as a discovery rather than a historically contingent invention. ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Comparaison ; Critique architecturale ; Eglise ; France ; Gothique tardif (art) ; Ornement ; Paris (FRA), S. Eustache ; Style ; Terminologie ; 1500-1700 ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural criticism ; Architecture ; Churches ; Comparison ; France ; Late Gothic ; Ornament ; Paris (FRA), S. Eustache ; Style ; Terminology ; 1500-1700 ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Art bulletin (New York, N.Y.), 1998, 80, 4, Dec
INIST identifier :
24998498 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0004-3079 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
College Art Association of America., New York, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;