Glorious Visions: John Soane's Spectacular Theater

Overview

Focusing on the house and museum and its considerable collections of architectural fragments, models, drawings folios and publications, this book is about thirteen Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London, England, built in the early 1800s by the renowned eighteenth-century architect Sir John Soane. The book maps the influences, references, connections, extensions, and productions at play in Soane’s house-museum.


The house, still a public museum, was highly original in its period, and it continues to influence and impress architects and historians alike. Today’s visitor is confronted by a dense, complex series of spaces, a strange accumulation of rooms, objects and effects. This book examines the ways in which Soane enlisted light, shadow, color, fiction and narrative, vistas, spatial complexity, the fragment, and the mirror to produce a spectacular space.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136786747
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Helene Furján is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, where she is Director and a founding editor of viaBooks (viaOccupations 2008; viaDirt 2011). She has published in Gray Room, AAFiles, Assemblage, Casabella, Journal of Architecture, JAE, Art Forum, and Interstices. She published Crib Sheets: Notes on the Contemporary Architectural Conversation with Sylvia Lavin, and has chapters in Intimate Metropolis, 306090: Models, Softspace, Gen(H)ome, and Performalism: Form and Performance in Digital Architecture.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Genius 2. Models 3. Scenes 4. Mirrors 5. Associations 6. Fictions 7. Shadows 7. Mementos Conclusion: The Poetry of Architecture

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