Lec 13 - University of California, Berkeley Architecture...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Littmann Architecture 170b An Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture 170b Lecture 13 3/1/2007 Themes o Considering the popularity of the Gothic Revival: Growing interest in the sublime, or nationalist conceptions of medieval history and the gothic, or as a moral style symbolizing concern for the community o How rationality and order in architecture is balanced by a more irrational and irregular landscape. A 18 th century dialectic? Neoclassicism o Temple Front o Dome over the top o Very against Baroque attached to French Royalty o Reason o Symmetry o Goes to Roman and Greek ruins to measure precisely the proportions English landscape garden of the 18 th century o Wanted to avoid making gardens like the French Wanted to deviate from Versailles-like gardens Made people feel controlled o Build more Romantic Gardens Wanted a more natural landscape Behind Chisweck is a very organic natural garden Lots of artificial lakes Lots of bridges and Greek like temples Obelisks Picturesque landscape
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