The Picturesque

The Picturesque

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque a€“ when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor a€“ in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what the concept of picture does in the picturesque and how this relates to modern theories of the image how the distaste that might be felt today at the sentimentality of the picturesque was already at play in the eighteenth century how visual values such as a€˜irregularitya€™ become the basis of modern architectural planning; how the concept of appropriating a view moves from landscape design into urban design why movement is fundamental to picturing the stillness of buildings, cities and landscapes. Drawing on examples from architecture, art and broader culture, John Macarthur's account of this key topic in cultural history, makes engaging reading for all those studying architecture, art history, cultural history or visual studies.Robert G. Wetten, Designs for Villas in the Italian Style ofArchitecture (London: 1830). ... essays, presents a#39;A ground plan, explained to a Ladya#39; and this shows in plan an elaborated version of the ideal presented in the a#39;Modern Living Rooma#39;.


Title:The Picturesque
Author: John Macarthur
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-03-07
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA