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Final exam. Theories of Architecture and Interiors . Gesamtkunstwerken (Coursework Sample)

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In this class we have looked at histories and theories of architecture and interiors, including histories of theory
and theories of history. With that in mind, define EIGHT of the following TERMS, giving the operations and
positions they laid claim to, the historical context within which they were mobilized, and the ways in which
they continue to have a role (if applicable). Each answer is worth 12.5 points. Each answer should be approximately 200 words.
1. The Canon
2. Street-as-interior/Interior-as-street
3. The commodity spectacle/the exhibitionary complex
4. Figure-ground
5. “Form follows function”
6. Gesamtkunstwerken
7. Bekleidung
8. Avant-garde
9. Type (object-type, autonomous type-forms, etc)
10. Plasticity
11. The New Monumentality
12. Event Space
13. “Duck” vs “Decorated Shed”
14. Continuous surface/Programmatic Lava
15. Field conditions
16. Adaptive Envelope
17. Single surface
18. Cybernetics/systems
19. Atmosphere/effect

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Theories of Architecture and Interiors
Gesamtkunstwerken
Gesamtkunstwerk is a German word that means universal work and refers to work of art that incorporates various art forms including painting, literature, and architecture among others. The term was first used in the early 19th Century by a German philosopher and writer and has been particularly related with aesthetic ideals in architecture such as furnishings and landscape. The theory and concept of Gesamtkunstwerk encouraged architects to polish up on their architectural skills and take up more control on their building designs which included everything that was involved in the building. The architects hence strived to create unified structures where the total artwork had from the drapes, flatware to walls and windows uniformly and uniquely made. Structures were then made as harmonious individual pieces with aesthetically cohesive components.

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