Recitation 2

Recitation 2 - 19th Century Architecture I....

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19 th Century Architecture I. Contradictions/Conflicts a. Houses of Parliament (London) i. Two architects 1. Pugin – Gothic (Says very British way to build) a. Spires b. Lots of windows – vaulting c. Ornamentation – sculpture d. Verticality e. Technologically advanced i. Heating/cooling 1. HVAC – using gas lighting 2. Big Ben – large ventilation tower ii. Plumbing 2. Barry – Rational a. Good circulation b. Clear and rigid, small rooms c. Many staircases ii. Westminster Abbey 1. Gothic 2. Wanted to build Houses of Parliament to fit with this building style II. Allegheny Courthouse and Jail (Pittsburgh) a. H.H. Richardson b. Out of place in an urban city c. Symbolism i. Rigid and clearness of Courthouse (Justice) ii. Crookedness and brokenness of Jail (Criminality) iii. Ledoux’s Jail d. Syrian Monastery as influence e. Romanesque f. Gothic g. Beaux Arts h. Speaking Architecture i. Bold, rigid, strong i. Courtyard i. Rhythmic windows – organic III. Beaux Arts Academie dans France
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