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Architectural History and Globalized Knowledge: Gottfried Semper in London Cover Image
By Michael Gnehm (Editor), Sonja Hildebrand (Editor)
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Gottfried Semper’s years in exile in London (1850–1855) were a time of highly inspirational experiences. The London of the first World Expo offered the German architect an immense trove of objects for study and an intellectual surrounding which provided the basis for his innovative cultural-history-based theory of architecture. That revolutionary period saw upheavals not only in the realms of politics and society, but also art and science. Globalization of knowledge was thereby a particularly distinctive phenomenon, especially in the capital of the British Empire. The texts extend beyond a focus on Semper as an individual to consider his work in designing, teaching and writing architecture based on his historical, architectural and disciplinary surroundings.

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Sonja Hildebrand is a professor of architecture at the Università della Svizzera italiana.
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ISBN: 9783856764098
ISBN-10: 3856764097
Publisher: gta publishers
Publication Date: December 19th, 2021
Pages: 224