Architecture, Travellers and Writers: Constructing Histories of Perception 1640-1950, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Architecture, Travellers and Writers

Constructing Histories of Perception 1640-1950, 1st Edition

By Anne Hultzsch

Routledge

238 pages

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Description

This book explores the mechanics of architectural writing, its relation to perception. It examines the effects of travel, as movement towards unfamiliar places, on perception. The book evolves from five key perceptual-representational processes: rendering, ordering, reading, thinking, and looking.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A Manual 2. Rendering Buildings into Words: Pevsner and Evelyn 3. Ordering the Unfamiliar: Bargrave and the Early Grand Tour 4. Reading Books: Defoe, Smollett, and the Country-House Guidebook 5. Thinking in Metaphor: Evelyn and Ruskin 6. Looking through the Lens: Evelyn, Goethe, and Burckhardt 7. Conclusions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC005000
ARCHITECTURE / History / General
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism