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dc.contributor.authorRedenshek, Julieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:09Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-11en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05162006-001308en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32856
dc.description.abstractThe James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio includes numerous structures of mid 19th century Victorian Era architecture. After the grounds became a national landmark in 1945, all new additions conformed to the existing historic style. This Thesis proposes that the existing visitors center be relocated from the carriage house to a new structure on site. This new visitor center is sensitive to the existing however, visually different. This architectural position is contradictory to previous additions in the past 50 years. Therefore, to draw a parallel and in an effort to allude to the past, the contemporary visitor center contains the same philosophical ideals of the Victorian reform Aesthetic Movement. Three of those ideals that are present in the visitor center include horizontality, dynamic space and honesty of structure. For the Aesthetes, horizontality was an influence from Japanese design, while the creation of dynamic space was meant to create an emotional response. Honesty of structure meant that a building should posses a clear and evident expression of its structural system and materials. In other words, using materials for their own sake. Even though over one hundred years have passed since the beginning of the Aesthetic Movement, this thesis is an exploration and continuation of those main ideals into contemporary architecture.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartthesis_book_j_redenshek.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAesthetic Movementen_US
dc.subjectVisitor Centeren_US
dc.titleAesthetic Movement Ideals in Contemporary Architecture: The President Garfield Historic Site Visitors Centeren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairErmann, Michael G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCasto, Marilyn D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05162006-001308/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-07-24
dc.date.adate2006-07-24en_US


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