Romanticism in Ronchamp and its critical reception

Besley, Peter (1996). Romanticism in Ronchamp and its critical reception Other, School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, The University of Queensland.

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Author Besley, Peter
Thesis Title Romanticism in Ronchamp and its critical reception
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning and Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1996-01-01
Thesis type Other
Supervisor John Macarthur
Total pages 47
Language eng
Subjects 120101 Architectural Design
Formatted abstract
This study analyses the relationship between Le Corbusier's chapel Notre-Dame-du-Haut at Ronchamp and particular concepts of Romanticism. Specifically, it focuses on how the chapel models Romantic formulations of artistic practice and how these formulations also underpin Ronchamp's interpretation in mainstream architectural history. The study draws a number of parallels between the chapel's relationship with its site and the conception of nature in Romantic writing. Le Corbusier's approach to the religious nature of the building's programme is also discussed.

The course of the essay attempts to introduce a theoretically valuable reappraisal of the chapel through investigating its Romantic affiliations. More generally, it also attempts to posit Romanticism as a useful means through which to examine certain broader issues in twentieth century architecture.
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