The Resource Ugliness and Judgment : On Architecture in the Public Eye, Timothy Hyde

Ugliness and Judgment : On Architecture in the Public Eye, Timothy Hyde

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Ugliness and Judgment : On Architecture in the Public Eye
Title
Ugliness and Judgment
Title remainder
On Architecture in the Public Eye
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Hyde
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A novel interpretation of architecture, ugliness, and the social consequences of aesthetic judgmentWhen buildings are deemed ugly, what are the consequences? In Ugliness and Judgment, Timothy Hyde considers the role of aesthetic judgment-and its concern for ugliness-in architectural debates and their resulting social effects across three centuries of British architectural history. From eighteenth-century ideas about Stonehenge to Prince Charles's opinions about the National Gallery, Hyde uncovers a new story of aesthetic judgment, where arguments about architectural ugliness do not pertain solely to buildings or assessments of style, but intrude into other spheres of civil society.Hyde explores how accidental and willful conditions of ugliness-including the gothic revival Houses of Parliament, the brutalist concrete of the South Bank, and the historicist novelty of Number One Poultry-have been debated in parliamentary committees, courtrooms, and public inquiries. He recounts how architects such as Christopher Wren, John Soane, James Stirling, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe have been summoned by tribunals of aesthetic judgment. With his novel scrutiny of lawsuits for libel, changing paradigms of nuisance law, and conventions of monarchical privilege, he shows how aesthetic judgments have become entangled in wider assessments of art, science, religion, political economy, and the state.Moving beyond superficialities of taste in order to see how architectural improprieties enable architecture to participate in social transformations, Ugliness and Judgment sheds new light on the role of aesthetic measurement in our world
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DE-B1597
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Hyde, Timothy
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other
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Language note
In English
LC call number
NA2500
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
Target audience
specialized
Label
Ugliness and Judgment : On Architecture in the Public Eye, Timothy Hyde
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. The Profession
  • Chapter 7. The Monarch
  • Conclusion. Ugliness and Its Consequences
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Photo and Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Architecture, Judgment, and Civic Aesthetics
  • Chapter 1. Improvement
  • Chapter 2. Nuisance
  • Chapter 3. Irritation
  • Chapter 4. Incongruity
  • Chapter 5. The Architect
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691192642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691192642
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528105
  • (OCoLC)1084474430
  • (DE-B1597)9780691192642
Label
Ugliness and Judgment : On Architecture in the Public Eye, Timothy Hyde
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. The Profession
  • Chapter 7. The Monarch
  • Conclusion. Ugliness and Its Consequences
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Photo and Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Architecture, Judgment, and Civic Aesthetics
  • Chapter 1. Improvement
  • Chapter 2. Nuisance
  • Chapter 3. Irritation
  • Chapter 4. Incongruity
  • Chapter 5. The Architect
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691192642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691192642
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528105
  • (OCoLC)1084474430
  • (DE-B1597)9780691192642

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