Facades and stripes: An account of striped facades from medieval Italian churches to the architecture of Mario Botta

Paine, Ashley (2011). Facades and stripes: An account of striped facades from medieval Italian churches to the architecture of Mario Botta. In: Antony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, Audience: The 28th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-15). 7-10 July 2011.

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Author Paine, Ashley
Title of paper Facades and stripes: An account of striped facades from medieval Italian churches to the architecture of Mario Botta
Formatted title
Façades and stripes: An account of striped façades from medieval Italian churches to the architecture of Mario Botta
Conference name Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 7-10 July 2011
Convener Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Proceedings title Audience: The 28th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Place of Publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780646558264
0646558269
Editor Antony Moulis
Deborah van der Plaat
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Stripes have adorned architectural façades for centuries, and can be found on buildings as diverse as the celebrated striped churches of medieval Italy, and Adolf Loos’s notorious unbuilt house for Josephine Baker. It is the purpose of this paper to begin to piece together an account of such varied extant and unrealised striped façades, to establish an understanding of their techniques and forms, as well as the theoretical interpretations and justifications that have been put forward in support of their use. The study is significant as there appears to be no existing historical survey of striped façades, coupled with very little discussion or analysis of the compositional operation and use of stripes in architecture. By redressing this largely overlooked body of architecture, this paper is not only able to speculate on connections between numerous striped façades over nearly one thousand years of building, but also to suggest the presence of an inherently deceptive function of stripes, that has the power to manipulate, exaggerate, clarify and confuse the appearance of the architectural façade.
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during Open Session 1C. Published in full on the Proceedings CD-ROM enclosed with the Proceedings. Abstract published on p69.

 
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