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The Origins of the Modern Villa
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE). (Critical Studies in Architecture)
2004 (English)In: SITE Magazine, no 12, 8-10 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Modern was something Horace Walpole (1707-97) wanted to be. The essay investigates in which sense it is possible to identify a certain methodology used by Walpole in his oeuvre, as a writer on gardens, architecture, collections, art and in his practice as a gardener, architect-builder and collector. It investigates whereas Walpole’s main project the villa Strawberry Hill may be seen as modern in an untimely sense, with its gardens and collection. It compares Walpole with his predecessors, contemporaries and epigones. It relates Walpole to his contemporary discourse and when relevant, to ours. It describes a moment of modernity avant la letre.

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Sven Olof Wallenstein, 2004. no 12, 8-10 p.
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Modern, villa, Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92284OAI: diva2:513156
PhD Thesis

QC 20130620

Available from: 2012-03-30 Created: 2012-03-30 Last updated: 2013-06-20Bibliographically approved

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