The Architecture of Europe: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 4
The richness and diversity of European architecture over the past two centuries is captured in this comprehensive survey with almost two hundred illustrations of building types in twenty-three countries, including Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The book's breadth of geography and time give it a special place among treatments of the general subject. It illustrates how the nineteenth century, although primarily eclectic, produced a number of architectural successes Haussmann's grandiose reshaping of Paris, Engel's classical Helsinki, the Gothic revivalism of the rebuilt Palace of Westminster. Doreen Yarwood shows that Art Nouveau was the first movement to break with this eclecticism, but that it nonetheless drew its inspiration from the past. She illustrates how the modern movement, developed in some countries between the wars, used concrete, steel, and glass for strength and simplicity. Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and others used this approach to great effect; in the 1950s it became a mass movement. The 1970s brought calls for an architecture reunited with its environment, leading to the safety of classicism or light-hearted eclecticism. Ms. Yarwood's lucid text and generous illustrations provide a vivid and indispensable record."
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The Nineteenth Century Eclecticism
Germany 22 Austria and Hungary 28 Switzerland and Czechoslovakia 37 Italy 38 The Iberian Peninsula
Belgium 49 Holland 51 East Europe 53 Poland 57 Russia
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Alvar Aalto Antonio Gaudi apartment blocks arcade arch archi architects Art Nouveau Auguste Perret Baroque Bauhaus Berlin brick built Byzantine capital Cathedral central centre church civic classical architecture colonnade coloured columns construction Corbusier Corinthian created curving decoration dome Doric early eclectic eclecticism England erected especially Europe example exterior facade France gallery Germany glass Gothic Gothic Revival Greek Revival Gropius Helsinki Hotel immense interior Ionic iron Italian Italy later layout London materials medieval modern architecture monument Moscow Museum National neo-Baroque neo-Gothic nineteenth century notable Opera House original ornament Palace Paris Piazza piers plain Plate portico post-war Railway Station rebuilt rectangular reinforced concrete Renaissance Romanesque Romantic Classical Rome roof Rundbogenstil scheme sculptured Second World skyscraper Soviet Union square steel stone storeys structure style tall Theatre tower Town Hall traditional ture twentieth century typical vault Vienna walls Walter Gropius West Berlin