Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Romanticism and Architecture

When looking at modern architecture, it is easy to see that the architecture of the late 20th and 21st century differ heavily from buildings of former centuries. Many older cathedrals like the Notre-Dame de Paris were designed for different purposes and with different design values than a more modern cathedral like the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro. The Notre-Dame de Paris is a french influenced Gothic style while the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is modern and iconic for it's unique conic shape. Even though these two structures may be different, they still both serve the purpose of being artistic, and valuing form over function, with influences in the design to worship and religion.

Styles like Gothic are being revived and used as a style for homes and other buildings. Gothic revival is a popular style for houses, and Greek revival can be seen in government buildings as well as Nation Museums in the United States and England.

While the Romantic movement may be over, it still has an impact, influencing modern architecture. Not only do we see these old styles being revived by architects today, but we still value the work of past architects.

1 comment:

  1. I really like how you infused the concept of Romanticism with architecture. We never really got time to analyze how the Romantic movement influenced everyday life from architecture to theater, so I really value this blog post. I found it very educational.