Romantic and Classical Architectural Styles Comparison Essay by Top Papers

Romantic and Classical Architectural Styles
A comparson and contrast between the 18th and 19th Century Romantic and Classical architectural styles.
# 138918 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Architecture (European)

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This paper compares the Classical or "neoclassical style" of the 17th century and the Romantic style of the 19th century. The paper explains that with the reliance on Greek architecture to provide a more republican ideology, Europeans relied on large-scale civic works like the Vilnius Cathedral and Soufflot's Pantheon to emulate a desire to a return to classical times.

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"This study will analyze the Romantic and Classical movement of the 18th century as an predecessor to the growing ergonomic functionalism of architecture into the industrial 19th century. By understanding the premise that "form follows function", the primary evolution of European and American architecture from classicism was eventually changed over into the even more ergonomic function of industrial buildings of the late and early twentieth century. By understanding the influence of industrialization on 19th century romantic and classical architecture,..."

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