Nordic Visions of a Classical World (1901 – 1966)

Charrington, H. 2019. Nordic Visions of a Classical World (1901 – 1966) . in: Temple, N., Piotrowski, A. and Heredia, J.M. (ed.) Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture London Routledge.

Chapter titleNordic Visions of a Classical World (1901 – 1966)
AuthorsCharrington, H.
EditorsTemple, N., Piotrowski, A. and Heredia, J.M.
Abstract

This essay explores twentieth century neo-classicism in the Nordic countries, and suggests its supranational practice was more than a stylistic interregnum of the interwar period. It addresses the origin of the movement in the concerns of the National Romantic movement, the mediation of architectural theories from Semper onwards that stressed experience over order, and which emphasised addressing societal needs, as well as travels at home and abroad. A study of individual projects suggests the success of the movement was its non-doctrinaire approach, and its treatment of building and landscape as a unified topos.

KeywordsNordic Classicism, National Romanticism, Modernism, Critical regionalism, Assimilation
Book titleRoutledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture
Year2019
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published12 Nov 2019
Place of publicationLondon
SeriesRoutledge Handbooks
ISBN 9781138047112
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-on-the-Reception-of-Classical-Architecture/Temple-Piotrowski-Heredia/p/book/9781138047112

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