Geen stijl: Pleidooi voor een rijkere architectuurgeschiedenis

Vreeling, S. J. J., 2019, [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 385 p.

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Society changed drastically from 1850 onwards, and when society changes, so does architecture. Numerous new buildings types, like post offices, railway stations, and department stores, were built. They were equipped with the latest building materials and services, and designed and built by a range of specialists. The problem is that these enormous and fundamental changes are barely treated in surveys of architectural history. They still describe the history of architecture primarily on the basis of architectural styles.
This PhD thesis offers a view behind the façade of Dutch architecture around 1900. Part I describes the old, dilapidated buildings. Part II treats the specialists responsible for the new building task, like architects, engineers, and general contractors. Part III contains a number of examples for a richer architectural history: various university laboratories, a theatre, a fashion palace, a hospital, a lunatic asylum, and a municipal abattoir.

Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
Award date21-Mar-2019
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-1467-6
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-1466-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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