Unit C: Some recommendations, excerpts, and full articles on-line
Actually, two related readings that I can't help but recommend: one is partly about English architecture, Colin Rowe's article, "Character and Composition: or some Vicissitudes of Architectural Vocabulary in the Nineteenth Century," in his collection of essays, Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays, (Cambridge, MA, 1976), pp. 60-87 (in stacks); the other is more about painting, but illuminating, David C. Huntington's introductory essay in the exhibition catalogue The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs, 1876-1893 (Detroit, 1980s?), pp. 11-46 (photocopy on reserve for course).
Here, though, are links to some especially recommended period excerpts and articles mentioned in class that you might not have an easy a time getting your hands on. The Sims and van Rensselaer articles are, I believe, the best contemporary things written on the architecture of their decades.]
- Public Buildings I.
Volume 28, Issue 1 (May 1884): 48-68
- II. Public Buildings (continued)
Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1884): 323-34
- III. Commerical Buildings
Volume 28, Issue 4 (Aug 1884): 511-24
- IV. Churches
Volume 29, Issue 3 (Jan. 1885): 323-38.
- V. City Dwellings.
Volume 31, Issue 4 (Feb 1886): 548-58.
- VI. City Dwellings II.
Volume 31, Issue 5 (March 1886): 677-87.
- American Country Dwellings I
Volume 32, Issue 1 (May 1886): 3-21.
- American Country Dwellings II
Volume 32, Issue 2 (June 1886): 206-20.
- American Country Dwellings III.
Volume 32, Issue 3 (July 1886): 421-34