Archive for the ‘Architectural History’ Category

Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Pioneer Archaeologist and Engraver

G. B. Piranesi, 1758, Tempio Cibele (Hercules Victor) 2nd c BCE in Forum Boarium (Photo P. Hunt) By P. F. Sommerfeldt – Giovanni Battista...

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The Throne of Charlemagne: Carolingian Symbolism

Fig. 1 Charlemagne’s Throne , Aachen Cathedral, ca. 800 (Photo P. Hunt 2019) By Patrick Hunt – Aachen Cathedral (also known in German as the...

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Schlosshotel Kronberg – Modern Classic Fairy Tale Castle

Schlosshotel Kronberg im Taunus (Photo P. Hunt, 2019) By P. F. Sommerfeldt – When you are first driven through the park gatehouse for the Schlosshotel...

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Villa Monastero, Lake Como

Villa Monastero Como Lakeside front with Loggia (Photo P. Hunt, 2018) By Alessandra Scola- Villa Monastero is one of the several monumental villas mostly...

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Russia’s Most Beautiful Gem: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

St.  Basil’s Church, Red Square, Moscow    (photo P. Hunt, 2017) By P. F. Sommerfeldt –  Moscow’s Red Square is one of the most recognizable...

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Alsace’s Dual Crowns: Eguisheim and Riquewihr

                View up Riquewihr’s central street, Rue de General de Gaulle (Photo P. Hunt 2016) By Patrick Hunt –  Those who love the best...

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Imperium and Genius in the Pantheon of Rome

                               Dezgotetz 1695 Engraving of the Pantheon (image public domain) By Patrick Hunt –  Almost any informed list...

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Mandalay’s Royal Palace Reconstructed: Lessons in Historic Preservation

Mandalay’s Golden Palace  (Image courtesy of Oway Agency, Myanmar) By Catherine Clover –  On a recent trip to Myanmar (Burma) I made a stop in the...

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Gardens of Pompeii as Roman Legacy

Roman wallpainting from the House of the Golden Bracelets, Pompeii (Image courtesy of The Telegraph and British Museum) By Cher Stone Beall – Gardens are...

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The Architecture of Mario Tamagno and the Neilson Hays Library in Bangkok

Neilson Hays Library Bangkok (Photo courtesy of the library) By Catherine Clover –  By its definition, the Beaux Arts movement in architecture combined the...

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