Built Surface Volume 1: Architecture and the Visual available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
Since antiquity through to the present, architecture and the pictorial arts (paintings, photography, graphic arts) have not been rigidly separated but interrelated - the one informing the other, and establishing patterns of creation and reception. In the Classical tradition the education of the architect and artist has always stressed this relationship between the arts, although modern scholarship has too often treated them as separate disciplines. These volumes explore the history of this exchange between the arts as it emerged from classical theory into artistic and architectural practice. Issues of visual representation, perspective, allegory, site specificity, ornamentation, popular culture, memorials, urban and utopian planning, and the role of treatises, manifestos, and other theoretical writings are addressed, as well as the critical reaction to these products and practices. The Built Surface represents a variety of methods, approaches, and diatectical interpretations - cases where architecture informs the themes and physical space of pictures, or pictorial concerns inform the design and construction of the built environment. The exchanges between architecture and pictures explored by these authors are found to be in all cases ideologically potent, and therefore significantly expressive of their respective social, political, and intellectual histories.
Table of ContentsContents: Preface, Christy Anderson and Karen Koehler; Introduction, Christy Anderson; Architecture and Painting: The Biological Connection, John Onians; Seeing through Architecture: Pictorial Frames of Ancient Roman Experience, Bettina Bergmann; The Architecture of Power in the Mosaics of the Great Mosque of Damascus and its Antecedents, Maria Georgopoulou; Picturing Interiority in Western Himalayan Stupa Architecture; Robert Linrothe; Representation of Maya Architecture, Mary Miller; Abbot Suger and the Temple in Jerusalem: A New Interpretation of the Sacred Environment in the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis, Jacqueline Frank and William Clark; Falling through the Cracks: The Fate of Painted Palace Facades in Sixteenth Century Italy; Monika Schmitter; Verbal and Visual Abstraction: The Role of Pictorial Techniques of Representation in Renaissance Architectural Theory, Caroline Van Eck; Architecture and the Narrative Dimension of Two Alberti Frontispieces of the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Desley Luscombe and Jeffrey Mueller; Pieter de Hooch's revisions of the Amsterdam Town Hall, Martha Hollander; Andrea Pozzo's Prospettiva de Pittorie Architetti: Architecture as a System of Representations, John Pinto; Romanticism's Piranesi, Erika Naginski; 'The Baseless Fabric of a Vision': Civic Architecture and Pictorial Representation at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sean Sawyer; History and the Image: from the Lyons School to Paul Delaroch, Stephen Bann; Index.