Baroque architecture and the system of the arts

Macarthur, John (2008). Baroque architecture and the system of the arts. In: David Beynon and Ursula de Jong, History in Practice: The 25th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Deakin University, Geelong, (). 3-6 July, 2008.

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Author Macarthur, John
Title of paper Baroque architecture and the system of the arts
Conference name Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Conference location Deakin University, Geelong
Conference dates 3-6 July, 2008
Convener Ursula de Jong, David Beynon, Mirjana Lozanovska
Proceedings title History in Practice: The 25th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Place of Publication Geelong, Australia
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780958192545
Editor David Beynon
Ursula de Jong
Volume 1
Total pages 13
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper discusses the aims and one of the issues of a larger study of the 20th century historiography of baroque architecture. The larger project will study the different investments in the baroque as a corpus of exemplary buildings, and as a problem in the development of architecture. With this aim, the changing concept of architecture between the 17th and 20th centuries becomes significant, and the present paper offers a sketch of the context of architecture within the system of the arts. It argues that one cannot understand changing concepts of architecture entirely in terms of the internal development of its problematic. The idea of art, and of the arts, and of architecture’s place in the arts has changed drastically over the period. Understanding this historical variation of the concepts is not merely a methodological issue of the larger study; rather it can tell us something of why 20th century architects were so interested in the baroque, and why the baroque has remained a point of conflict between architects and architectural historians.
Subjects 310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
1201 Architecture
950504 Understanding Europe's Past
120103 Architectural History and Theory
E1
Keyword Architecture
Aesthetics
Baroque
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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