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Title :

Question of style in philosophy and the arts; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press

Style in architecture : the historical origins of the dilemma

Author :
CROOK, J. Mordaunt ;
Publication year :
1995
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The 'dilemma of style' was the result of the combination of the Renaissance notion of an individual style and of Romantic Picturesque aesthetics, which gave birth to the notion of a multiplicity of styles. Style was transformed from the expression of structure into a pictorial allusion which would act on the memory and imagination of the spectator. This development resulted in the theory of architectural association, which stressed the individual nature of beauty, and rejected objective standards. Thus Associationalist aesthetics contributed to the displacement of Classicism as the universal style. Traces the development resulting from the Picturesque choice of styles on Associationalist grounds to the conflict in the early 19th c. between the Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classicism, which is presented as the triumph of the Picturesque. ;
Pagination/Size :
7 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304A - 1400-1800 ; Architecture ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Associationnisme ; Esthétique ; Grande-Bretagne ; Style ; Théorie de l'architecture ; 1700-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Architectural theory ; Architecture ; Associationism ; Great Britain ; Style ; 1700-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
25009126 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521473411 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;