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October 4, 2007 at 12:09 am #879
I'm currently in the library still searching for a topic for a paper on architecture or architectural theory from about 1750 on to about 1900. I'd like to stay in the 18th Century for my focus if possible. I was going to do a paper on Pierre Patte's city design and influence on later development of the Parisian urban landscape in the 19th Century until I discovered that most of the journals covering the topic were in French! So now I'm looking at a topic which is instead based in London with the hope that I won't be at a loss when I actually go deep into the research. So far I have been looking at John Gwynn who apparently had some influence on London's development as a city toward the latter half of the 1700s and perhaps beyond. If anyone has any other ideas which may lead me to a topic let me know. I have to make a short note of what I am going to be doing my paper on by tomorrow. 😮October 4, 2007 at 10:54 pm #10006skiguyModerator
Does it have to be European? What about Boston or NYC?October 5, 2007 at 6:09 am #10007
Well, the class does have “European Architecture” in the title, so…. ;DBut I had to turn in a short note about what I'll write on to the professor....after researching different variations on a topic I came up with something....I'm going to try to determine the cause(s) of the decline of Neo-Palladian architecture in the late 18th Century and assess its role in the history of architecture. I figure it's a topic that should have enough material on it so I won't freak out about being empty-handed, but from what I have seen there doesn't appear to be an extremely obvious answer to the question.October 5, 2007 at 8:30 am #10008StumpfootParticipant
What about the influence of europeon architecture in north america?October 5, 2007 at 2:40 pm #10009
What about the influence of europeon architecture in north america?
I think that would merit a book, or two, or three... 🙂What my topic is focusing on it more specifically architecture in England. I do realize it's interesting to see influence across the Atlantic, but that might go too far outside the topic of the class. In my initial research, for example, I found that Neo-Palladianism was the style apparently taken up by Jefferson in America and can even be seen in the style as used by the White House. But that was during the 19th Century, whereas it seems to have declined in England before that time.