The Art of Building: From Classicism to Modernity : the Dutch Architectural Debate 1840-1990
"Auke van der Woud reveals how, caught in the tide of expansion and change sweeping across Europe at the time, Dutch architects, patrons and builders fought to consolidate their country's history and cultural identity through architecture. He shows that rival factions, in an attempt to sequester the mystique of the Dutch Golden Age, advocated various ideas and theories about Gothic, Classical and Dutch Renaissance architecture, but that in the end architectural practice made architectural theory irrelevant. Extensively illustrated with period photographs, many by the pioneer of Dutch photography, Jacob Olie, this book is an excellent introduction to the development of nineteenth-century architecture in The Netherlands."--BOOK JACKET.
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