Start your review of European Architecture Oxford History of Art Write a review Apr 30, Pam rated it it was amazing This is a book for those who love history and architecture, and even for those who dont, but love the world of ideas. It has wonderful photographs and illustrations, and gives the reader a sense of the great excitement of the period. Confluence of Enlightenment thinking, interest in science and laws of nature, the belief that society and peoples lives could be improved by the application of new technologies and scientific methods and new ideas about human perception and understanding. Lots of experimentation, a fertile time, when philosophy, art, architecture, came together with the emergence of the early industrial revolution. Suddenly there was a need for all kinds of new buildings, factories, churches, retail establishments and large market places, all manner of civic buildings, parks, museums, libraries, train stations, public mints, salt works, and housing to meet the needs of the emerging middle class.
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European Architecture 1750-1890
Trained in art history rather than architecture, he has an approach most closely allied with cultural history and the history and sociology of professions. He has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of nineteenth-century architectural theory, and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and architecture as a cultural product in nineteenth-century European society. In exhibitions at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and at the Museum of Modern Art, where he served as Philip Johnson Chief Curator from to , Bergdoll has offered a series of exhibitions intended to offer more inclusive visions of subjects from Mies van der Rohe and his relationship to garden reform and landscape , the Bauhaus, Henri Labrouste, Le Corbusier, Latin American post-war architecture, and most recently Frank Lloyd Wright. He has worked on several film productions about architecture, in addition to curating numerous architecture exhibitions. He has written extensively on the history and problematics of exhibiting architecture, and the history of museological practices in relationship to architecture. Web Sites.