The Routledge handbook on the reception of classical architecture

Temple, Nicholas, Piotrowski, Andrzej and Heredia, Juan Manuel (2019) The Routledge handbook on the reception of classical architecture. Routledge handbook series . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138047112

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This is the first comprehensive study of the reception of classical architecture in different regions of the world. Exploring the impact of colonialism, trade, slavery, religious missions, political ideology and intellectual/artistic exchange, the authors demonstrate how classical principles and ideas were disseminated and received across the globe. By addressing a number of contentious issues, highlighted in some historical surveys of architecture, the chapters presented in this volume question long-held assumptions about the notion of a universally accepted ‘classical tradition’ and its broadly Euro-centric perspective. Featuring thirty-two chapters written by international scholars from China, Europe, Turkey, North America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, the book is divided into four sections: 1) Transmission and re-conceptualisation of classical architecture; 2) Classical influence through colonialism, political ideology and religious conversion; 3) Historiographical surveys of geographical regions; and 4) Visual and textual discourses. This fourfold arrangement of chapters provides a coherent structure to accommodate different perspectives of classical reception across the world, and their geographical, ethnographic, ideological, symbolic, social and cultural contexts. Essays cover a wide geography and include studies in Italy, France, England, Scotland, the Nordic countries, Greece, Austria, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Poland, India, Singapore, China, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Other essays in the volume focus on thematic issues or topics pertaining to classical architecture, such as ornament, spolia, humanism, nature, moderation, decorum, heresy and taste.

An essential reference guide, The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture makes a major contribution to the study of architectural history in a new global context.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classicism, Reception, Globalisation, Trade, Jesuit Missionaries, Slavery, Vernacular, Portuguese, Spanish, Spolia, Decorum, Nature, Classical Orders, Vitruvius, Antiquarianism, Humanism, Nationalism, Colonialism, political ideology, Modernity, Historiography, Renaissance, Neo-classicism.
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology
100 Philosophy & psychology > 110 Metaphysics
100 Philosophy & psychology > 120 Epistemology, causation & humankind
100 Philosophy & psychology > 140 Specific philosophical schools
100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
100 Philosophy & psychology > 170 Ethics
100 Philosophy & psychology > 180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
100 Philosophy & psychology > 190 Modern western philosophy
200 Religion > 210 Philosophy & theory of religion
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion > 250 Christian orders & local church
200 Religion > 260 Social & ecclesiastical theology
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity & Christian church
200 Religion > 290 Other religions
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences > 390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
400 Language > 440 Romance languages; French
400 Language > 460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
400 Language > 470 Italic languages; Latin
400 Language > 480 Hellenic languages; classical Greek
400 Language > 490 Other languages
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 510 Mathematics
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 520 Astronomy & allied sciences
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 710 Civic & landscape art
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 730 Plastic arts; sculpture
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 750 Painting & paintings
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 760 Graphic arts; printmaking & prints
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
800 Literature & rhetoric > 830 Literatures of Germanic languages
800 Literature & rhetoric > 850 Italian, Romanian & related literatures
800 Literature & rhetoric > 860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures
800 Literature & rhetoric > 870 Italic literatures; Latin literature
800 Literature & rhetoric > 880 Hellenic literatures; classical Greek
800 Literature & rhetoric > 890 Literatures of other languages
900 History & geography > 910 Geography & travel
900 History & geography > 940 History of Europe
900 History & geography > 950 History of Asia; Far East
900 History & geography > 960 History of Africa
900 History & geography > 970 History of North America
900 History & geography > 980 History of South America
900 History & geography > 990 History of other areas
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Nicholas Temple
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 19:42
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 19:49
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5904

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