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Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Katharine T. von Stackelberg and Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This volume investigates how appropriation and allusion facilitated the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt through place-making, specifically through the requisition and ... More


(Re)presenting Romanitas at Sir John Soane’s House and Villa

Ann Kuttner

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This paper considers the houses of Neoclassical British architect Sir John Soane (1753–1837): his famous House Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London; and the considerably less-well known Pitzhanger ... More


The Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Dynamics of Stylistic Transformation

Caroline van Eck and Miguel John Versluys

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Hôtel de Beauharnais (1803–1806) in Paris was originally built by Germain Boffrand in 1713 for the Colbert family. It was redecorated by Jean Auguste Renard and others for Eugène de Beauharnais, ... More


Domestic Interiors, National Concerns: The Pompeian Style in the United States

Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the phenomenon of “Pompeian” (or “Pompeian Revival”) interior decoration in elite US houses and hotels from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. The “Pompeian Room” ... More


The Impossible Exedra: Engineering Contemplation and Conviviality in Turn-of-the-Century America

Melody Barnett Deusner

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The sudden appearance and proliferation of Greco-Roman exedrae (and their domestic derivations) in American parks and homes at the close of the nineteenth century marks a particularly revealing ... More


Entombing Antiquity: A New Consideration of Classical and Egyptian Appropriation in the Funerary Architecture of Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City, is home to some of the United States’ most prominent Neo-Antique mausolea, which used Classical and Egyptian motifs in their architecture and decor. ... More


Reconsidering Hyperreality: “Roman” Houses and Their Gardens

Katharine T. von Stackelberg

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The term “hyperreal” is generally associated with sites that take anachronistic decorative styles and eclectically recombine them into environments that claim to surpass mimicry by creating a fully ... More


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