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The virgin & the dynamo public murals in American architecture, 1893-1917 by Bailey Van Hook

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Published by Ohio University Press in Athens .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mural painting and decoration, American -- 19th century -- Themes, motives,
  • Mural painting and decoration, American -- 20th century -- Themes, motives,
  • Symbolism in art -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesVirgin and the dynamo
StatementBailey Van Hook
ContributionsCenter for American Places
Classifications
LC ClassificationsND2607 .V36 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17087373M
ISBN 100821415018
LC Control Number2003043305

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The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, is the first book in almost a century to concentrate exclusively on the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. Beginning with a short history of the movement from its inception in Boston during the American Renaissance, Bailey Van Hook focuses on the movement Author: Bailey Van Hook. The Dynamo and the Virgin () U NTIL the Great Exposition closed its doors in November, Adams haunted it, aching to absorb knowledge, and helpless to find it. He would have liked to know how much of it could have been grasped by the best-informed man in the world. While he was thus meditating chaos, Langley came by, and showed it to him. The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, is the first book in almost a century to concentrate exclusively on the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, is the first book in almost a century to concentrate exclusively on the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. Beginning with a short history of the movement from its inception in Boston during the American Renaissance, Bailey Van Hook focuses on the movement’s public manifestations in the period between the World’s Columbian Exposition .

  The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, is the first book in almost a century to concentrate exclusively on the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. Beginning with a short history of the movement from its inception in Boston during the American Renaissance, Bailey Van Hook focuses on the movement's public manifestations in the period . The Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Winner of the Edelstein Prize given by the Society 5/5.   Adams was very interested in the medieval world, and he used the dynamo, the generator of electric power, as a symbol of the modern and contrasted that with the great symbol of the traditional world of Western Europe, the Virgin, the Virgin Mary, in an essay he published in his autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams. fascinated, in fact almost obsessed with the giant dynamo, Henry. Of course, at another level of your consciousness you were already mulling over your book on Mont St. Michel and Chartres. It appeared a few years later, brimming with antiphons to the spirit-ual power of the Virgin, the power, you said, that had built Chartres.

  Analysis: The Virgin & The Dynamo (Aline) W. H. Auden’s essay The Virgin and the Dynamo is part of the book W. H. Auden. The Dyer’s Hand and other essays (). The general theme, as addressed both in the introduction and the essay in particular is on the role of art, or more specifically of poetry.   The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness by Virginia Postrel. HarperCollins (New York), pp. $ cloth, The Future and It.   Auden uses the terms ‘Dynamo’ and ‘Virgin’ after Henry Adams who wrote the essay ‘The Dynamo and the Virgin, in (Adams, ). By inverting the title Auden already makes clear that he does not agree with Adams’ ideas and that he thinks things are rather the other way around.   Abstract. In Henry Adams, a professor of history at Harvard University, as well as the grandson and great-grandson of two American presidents, encountered the Virgin Mary in Chartres a boy he had attended the Unitarian Church in Boston twice every Sunday and had reached adulthood, as he put it, “without knowing religion, and with the certainty that dogma, metaphysics, and Author: Charlene Spretnak.