LECTURE 8 - Architecture of the Industrial Revolution.docx

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Architectural History
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AHST 1100
Scott Bernhard

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LECTURE 8ARCHITECTURE OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION18511904Crisis of language in architecturerepresenting classical concepts with new technology1851 Changes made in Bibliotheque St Genevieve put into a whole building Crystal Palace London by Bill PaxtonSee Kew Gardens Palm House in Londonuse of poured glass plate glass Smooth clearer than ever before cheaper tooMass production economies of scaleSteel frame mass producedindustrial precision and fast assemblyPaxton Greenhouse master built Crystal Palace to house industrial exhibition Super speedy easy to take down and moveRepetitious componentsDestroyed by firemelting glass and metalBuilding kept warm via greenhouse effectBasilica shape barrel vault arch roseish window throwback to gothic and classical stylesArchitects began building based on preference and ambience rather than exigencySo luminous inside that they built around living existing trees Preassembled sections placed togetherPaxton designed portions of construction too builtin tracks and carts for weldingLots of classical reference on display within New Techseparation between ideas of room and
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