An overview of the architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries, seen in relation to the cultural and philosophical context behind the major stylistic developments of the era in Europe, from Neo-Classicism to the Neo-Gothic.
[Architecture. The 1800s] This book offers an overview of European architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular focus on the influence of culture on the work of architects. Therefore in the first part, examining the history of architecture of the 1700s in France and England, the text concentrates on the influence of Cartesian philosophical speculation and Anglo-Saxon philosophical empiricism. After analyzing the developments of the classical tradition in the 1700s and their spread in Europe, the discussion necessarily returns to France and England, countries that represent the crucible of stylistic developments, from Neo-Classicism to Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Gothic architecture, and to the fertile, prophetic theoretical contributions in the 19th century of figures like Semper, Ruskin and Viollet-le-Duc.