Change Over Time

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013

"CERTAIN OLD AND LOVELY THINGS, WHOSE SIGNIFIED IS ABSTRACT, OUT OF DATE": James Stirling and Nostalgia
We are looking at the back wall of a large building that we come across from a minor street on a slope (Fig. 1). There is a wide pavement and a small parking bay in front of the wall. Two bulging air vents, of nautical or industrial form, appear to ventilate...
GARDENS, MEMORY, AND HISTORY: The Shakespeare and Modern Elizabethan Garden
The experience of a garden seems at first quintessential^ present: the encounter intensely engages the senses, especially sight and smell, and demands our living in the moment. But every garden has a past: some are short-lived, but others have histories...
Literature Review
On October 28, 1963, after a rancorous and protracted battle between New York City preservationists and the Pennsylvania Railroad, demolition began on McKim, Mead & White's 1910 Pennsylvania Station. A pink marble colossus spanning four city blocks...
MELANCHOLY, MEMORIES, AND SIX NOSTALGIAS: Postquake Christchurch and the Problems of Recalling the Past
Christchurch, New Zealand's MelancholyChristchurch's inner city presently bears an uncanny resemblance to a De Chirico painting. The abandoned streets, isolated structures and air of a time past bring to mind images such as Mystery and Melancholy of...
Nostalgia, Architecture, Ruins, and Their Preservation
What's wrong With nostalgia? Indeed. It would depend on the meaning we chose for this multifarious term. Should we stick to some of its stricter readings, everything could go to rack and ruin, literally. "Nothing can be restored," and, "Nothing can be...
The Spirit of Campus Past
Just before it Crosses Hill Field at the northeast edge of the University of Pennsylvania, Woodland Walk passes between two unremarkable red brick structures, a Tudorbethan fraternity house and a brick academic building. Most students, if they notice...
The Use of History in Landscape Architectural Nostalgia
In hiS Tredtise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening Adapted to North America (1844), Andrew Jackson Downing wrote that, "To attempt the smallest work in any art, without knowing either the capacities of that art, or the schools, or modes,...
What Is Wrong with Nostalgia Anyway?
Nostalgia haunts US. Its incidence is widespread, beyond its particular role in historic preservation, not least because loss is a human condition and in learning to confront it, nostalgia may play a vital role. It may occasionally enliven our lives...
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