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The Resource Architecture, travellers and writers : constructing histories of perception 1640-1950, Anne Hultzsch

Architecture, travellers and writers : constructing histories of perception 1640-1950, Anne Hultzsch

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Architecture, travellers and writers : constructing histories of perception 1640-1950
Title
Architecture, travellers and writers
Title remainder
constructing histories of perception 1640-1950
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Anne Hultzsch
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Language
eng
Summary
Does the way in which buildings are looked at, and made sense of, change over the course of time? How can we find out about this? By looking at a selection of travel writings spanning four centuries, Anne Hultzsch suggests that it is language, the description of architecture, which offers answers to such questions. The words authors use to transcribe what they see for the readers to re-imagine offer glimpses at modes of perception specific to one moment, place and person. Hultzsch constructs an intriguing patchwork of local and often fragmentary narratives discussing texts as diverse as the 17th-century diary of John Evelyn, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and an 1855 art guide by Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt. Further authors considered include 17th-century collector John Bargrave, 18th-century novelist Tobias Smollett, poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, critic John Ruskin as well as the 20th-century architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner
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EUW
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Hultzsch, Anne
Dewey number
809/.93357
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A73
LC item number
H85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Studies in comparative literature
Series volume
26
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  • Architecture
  • Architecture and literature
  • Travel writing
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Architecture, travellers and writers : constructing histories of perception 1640-1950, Anne Hultzsch
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
I.Rendering buildings into words: Pevsner and Evelyn -- Writing The Buildings of England -- Recording in the diary -- II.Ordering the unfamiliar: Bargarve and the early grand tour -- Curious words, things, and images -- Ordering the cabinet of travel -- describing unfamiliar places -- III.Reading books: Defoe, Smollett, and the country-house guidebook -- Robinson Crusoe's lists -- Domestic circuits -- Smollett's letters -- IV.Thinking in metaphor: Evelyn and Ruskin -- Understanding through metaphor -- Metaphors of perception -- Attribute and object -- V.Looking through the lens: Evelyn, Goethe, and Burckhardt -- Evelyn and the microscope -- Goethe and the textbook -- Burckhardt and the photograph
Control code
879261810
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781907975639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879261810
Label
Architecture, travellers and writers : constructing histories of perception 1640-1950, Anne Hultzsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I.Rendering buildings into words: Pevsner and Evelyn -- Writing The Buildings of England -- Recording in the diary -- II.Ordering the unfamiliar: Bargarve and the early grand tour -- Curious words, things, and images -- Ordering the cabinet of travel -- describing unfamiliar places -- III.Reading books: Defoe, Smollett, and the country-house guidebook -- Robinson Crusoe's lists -- Domestic circuits -- Smollett's letters -- IV.Thinking in metaphor: Evelyn and Ruskin -- Understanding through metaphor -- Metaphors of perception -- Attribute and object -- V.Looking through the lens: Evelyn, Goethe, and Burckhardt -- Evelyn and the microscope -- Goethe and the textbook -- Burckhardt and the photograph
Control code
879261810
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781907975639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879261810

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