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By Katherine Wheeler

within the mid-1880s The Builder, an influential British architectural magazine, released an editorial characterizing Renaissance structure as a corrupt bastardization of the classical structure of Greece and Rome. through the flip of the century, notwithstanding, an analogous magazine praised the Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi because the ?Christopher Columbus of recent architecture.? Victorian Perceptions of Renaissance structure, 1850-1914 examines those conflicting characterizations and divulges how the writing of architectural historical past was once in detail tied to the increase of the pro architect and the formalization of architectural schooling in past due nineteenth-century Britain. Drawing on a huge diversity of facts, together with literary texts, specialist journals, collage curricula, and census files, Victorian Perceptions reframes works by means of seminal authors akin to John Ruskin, Walter Pater, John Addington Symonds, and Geoffrey Scott along these through architect-authors comparable to William J. Anderson and Reginald Blomfield inside modern architectural debates. correct for architectural historians, in addition to literary students and people in Victorian experiences, Victorian Perceptions reassesses the historical past of Renaissance structure in the formation of a contemporary, British architectural profession.

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