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The Printed and the Built: Architecture, Print Culture, and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

The Printed and the Built: Architecture, Print Culture, and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

Hultzsch, Anne ORCID: 0000-0003-4433-5083 and Hvattum, Mari (eds.) (2018) The Printed and the Built: Architecture, Print Culture, and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 978-1350038417

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Abstract

Drawing on a lively material ranging from penny novels and panoramas to silhouettes, street views, cablegrams and murder reports, The Printed and the Built investigates the intricate relationship between architecture and printed media in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In five beautifully illustrated essays accompanied by 25 highly original ‘micro-histories’, scholars from many fields explore the way architecture was depicted, debated, and displayed, in words and images, in the public and professional press.

The nineteenth century witnessed a marked shift in architectural publication, in which the classical treatise was challenged by new genres. Illustrated magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, guides, even novels, brought architecture from far and near, past and present, to a new audience. Professional magazines, handbooks, pattern books, and manuals challenged established modes of architectural production, reshaping the identity of the profession itself. If Victor Hugo prophesized the victory of modern print culture over architecture in his famous ‘This will kill that. The book will kill the edifice’, the authors of this collection uncover instead a complex, reciprocal, and often surprising rapport between modern architecture and print.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: print cultures, architecture, Europe, nineteenth century
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DSC)
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Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 22:18
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28749

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