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The Printed and the Built

The Printed and the Built: Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

by Mari Hvattum

MARI HVATTUM is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Anne Hultzsch

Anne Hultzsch is a postdoctoral research fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and a teaching fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350038387
  • ISBN:
    978-1-3500-3841-7 (hardback)

    978-1-3500-3840-0 (paperback)

    978-1-3500-3837-0 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-3839-4 (epub)

    978-1-3500-3838-7 (online)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2018
The Printed and the Built
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The Printed and the Built explores the intricate relationship between architecture and printed media in the fast-changing nineteenth century.

Publication history is a rapidly expanding scholarly field which has profoundly influenced architectural history in recent years. Yet, while groundbreaking work has been done on architecture and printing in the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth century, the nineteenth century has received little attention. This is the omission that The Printed and the Built seeks to address, thus filling a significant gap in the understanding of architecture’s cultural history.

Lavishly illustrated with colourful and eclectic visual material, from panoramas to printed ephemera, adverts, penny magazines, early photography, and even crime reportage, The Printed and the Built consists of five in-depth thematic essays accompanied by 25 short pieces, each examining a particular printed form. Altogether, they illustrate how new genres communicated architecture to a mass audience, setting the stage for the modern architectural era.