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Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts, Or, Practical Aesthetics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 980

Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts, Or, Practical Aesthetics

  • Categories: Art

The enduring influence of the architect Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) derives primarily from his monumental theoretical foray Der Stil in der technischen und tektonischen Kunsten (1860-62), here translated into English for the first time. A richly illustrated survey of the technical arts (textiles, ceramics, carpentry, masonry), Semper's analysis of the preconditions of style forever changed the interpretative context for aesthetics, architecture, and art history. Style, Semper believed, should be governed by historical function, cultural affinities, creative free will, and the innate properties of each medium. Thus, in an ambitious attempt to turn nineteenth-century artistic discussion away from historicism, aestheticism, and materialism, Semper developed in Der Stil a complex picture of stylistic change based on scrutiny of specific objects and a remarkable grasp of cultural variety. Harry Francis Mallgrave's introductory essay offers an account of Semper's life and work, a survey of Der Stil, and a fresh consideration of Semper's landmark study and its lasting significance."

Gottfried Semper
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 443

Gottfried Semper

During an adventurous life, the German architect, scholar, and political revolutionary Gottfried Semper (1803-79) experienced early fame, political exile from his homeland, international prominence, and the exhilaration of seeing European architecture transformed by his influential body of ideas. In this engrossing biography of Semper - the first written on this architect - Harry Mallgrave presents a comprehensive account of the life, buildings, and writings of the man he describes as a colossus of the nineteenth century. Mallgrave weaves an engrossing saga of Semper's troubled youth, his fascination with the July Revolution in France, and his daring if somewhat imprudent voyage to a Greece ...

The Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 338

The Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings

Gottfied Semper was the most important German theorist of the nineteenth century. From his first published essay on Greek polychromy in 1834 to his final lecture on the origin of architectural styles in 1869, Semper persistently endeavoured to fashion a comprehensive architectural theory explaining the meaning and transformational nature of architectural form. The breadth and richness of his ideas, both applauded and opposed at the turn of the twentieth century, proved enormously influential in the development of modern theory. Originally published in 1989, this book provides an English translation of a number of Semper's published writings. The introduction seeks to trace the course of Semper's theoretical development over thirty-five years. Semper's ideas, like those of his contemporaries, John Ruskin and Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, had enormous influence on the genesis of modern architectural theory and will appeal to both architectural historians and architects.

Gottfried Semper, 1803-1879
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

Gottfried Semper, 1803-1879

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988-02-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Gottfried Semper
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Gottfried Semper

Herrmann traces his life, analyzes his writings, including his major work, Der Stil, and presents translations of recently uncovered texts.

Gottfried Semper Und Die Mitte Des 19. Jahrhunderts
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 387

Gottfried Semper Und Die Mitte Des 19. Jahrhunderts

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1976
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  • Publisher: Birkhauser

Der vorliegende Band enthAlt eine Folge von VortrAgen und Ausschnitte aus ergiebigen Diskussionen sowie Einzelvoten, die im Verlauf des Symposions "Gottfried Semper und seine Zeit" in der Semperschen Aula des HauptgebAudes der ETH ZA1/4rich durchgefA1/4hrt und geAussert wurden (2. bis 6. Dezember 1974). Die BeitrAge sind in drei Themenkreise gegliedert. Kreis 1: jene BeitrAge, die sich mit Sempers eigenem Werk befassen. Kreis 2: Arbeiten, die Gottfried Semper mit einer anderen zeitgenAssischen PersAnlichkeit verbinden, vergleichen oder kontrastieren. Kreis 3: Darlegungen, die Semper von einem allgemeinen Hintergrund abheben a " Epochen, Ideen, vorangehende oder nachfolgende Generationen.

Gottfried Semper im Exil
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 137

Gottfried Semper im Exil

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1978-01-01
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  • Publisher: Birkhauser

Das vorliegende Buch wirft Licht auf eine von der Forschung bislang vernachlAssigte Periode im Leben des Architekten Gottfried Sempers, seine Exiljahre in Paris und London zwischen 1849 und 1855. Ferner verfolgt es die Entstehungsgeschichte seines literarischen Hauptwerkes, ein Thema, das mehr mit Semper, dem Theoretiker, als mit Semper, dem Architekten, zu tun hat. WAhrend der Exiljahre bot die BeschAftigung mit kunsttheoretischen Fragen Semper einen zusagenden Ersatz fA1/4r die ihm verschlossene berufliche TAtigkeit. Dabei steht die PersAnlichkeit des Architekten im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung, denn wo Analyse und Bewertung seiner Bauten Hauptziel der Untersuchung ist, wird das Augenmerk leicht von dem, der das Werk schuf, abgelenkt.

The Legacy of Gottfried Semper
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Legacy of Gottfried Semper

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Architecture as a Mathematical Function: Reflections on Gottfried Semper
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 16
Gottfried Semper and the Profound Surface of Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 178