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  • > The Fall of the Tektōn and The Rise of the Architect: On The Greek Origins of Architectural Craftsmanship

    The origins of architectural craftsmanship in ancient Greece are to be found in the archaic arts of tectonics. The first Greek architects, appearing under that name around the 6th century BC, rose out of and based their work on this age-old tectonic tradition, which semantically underwent a transformation during the time from Homer to Plato, the latter relegating the tektones to a lower rank in the order of craftsmanship. Through a detailed reading of the ancient Greek testimonies of the tect...

  • > Breslau Modernism, Back on the Map: A Review of Beate Störtkuhl, <i>Moderne Architektur in Schlesien 1900 bis 1939: Baukultur und Politik, </i>and Deborah Ascher Barnstone, <i>Beyond the Bauhaus: Cultural Modernity in Breslau, 1918–1933</i>

    Review of two books: Beate Störtkuhl, Moderne Architektur in Schlesien 1900 bis 1939: Baukultur und Politik, Munich: Oldenbourg, 512 pages, 645 illustrations, 2013, ISBN 978-3-486-71208-7. Deborah Ascher Barnstone, Beyond the Bauhaus: Cultural Modernity in Breslau, 1918–1933, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 272 pages, 48 illustrations, 2016, ISBN 978-0-472-11990-5 <;view=1up;seq=1>.

    Published on 2017-02-03 00:00:00

  • > Buildings as Artifacts: Heritage, Patriotism, and the Constructed Landscape

    Architectural collections or reconstructed villages are popular tourist attractions in Europe and the United States, often promoting architecture as a demonstration of national and regional heritages. At times, these sites betray the biases of their creators, perpetuated through methods of display and their public interpretation. The architecture can be used as artifact or backdrop to promote ethics, history, or industry at the hand of curators, particularly when removed from its original con...

  • > Learning Vicariously: Tourism, Orientalism and the Making of an Architectural Photography Collection of Egypt

    Andrew Dickson White, the first president of Cornell University in the United States, referred to architecture as his 'pet extravagance.' Leveraging his influential position as president, White was instrumental in the establishment of the architecture department in 1871. One of his noteworthy contributions to this newly founded department was the initiation of an architectural photography collection that was a direct result of his travels around the world as a diplomat, a scholar and, eventua...

  • > Heteronomic Historicism

    If classical architecture from Vitruvius to Winckelmann had been characterized by firmness, fixity, and ‘quiet grandeur’, the 19th-century monument stood anything but still. Architecture in the 19th century moved at a rapid pace, disseminated in the form of archaeological fragments, exhibition displays, texts, and images. One of the most striking examples of this newfound mobility is the proliferation of architectural images distributed by the new illustrated press. Presenting the old and the...

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