Exploring Natural Stone and Building a National Identity
Journal article, 2017

In the second half of the 19th century, new methods for quarrying and processing natural stone were developed. In the Nordic countries Sweden, Norway, and Finland, this technological progress went hand in hand with a systematic geological mapping and large-scale exploitation of natural stone deposits. As a result, new constructions were developed, changing the building practice in these countries. With the end of historicism, a new architecture arose that, particularly in Norway and Finland, acquired a national-romantic character. This paper examines the interaction between geological exploration, commercial development, technical inventions, and the development of national-romantic architecture.

Geology

20th century

19th century

Natural Stone

Nordic countries

National Romanticism

Architecture

Author

Atli Magnus Seelow

Chalmers, Architecture

Arts

2076-0752 (eISSN)

Vol. 6 2 1-9

Subject Categories

Architecture

History of Technology

Art History

Geology

DOI

10.3390/arts6020006

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Created

10/8/2017