Exploring Natural Stone and Building a National Identity
Preprint, 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.

Natural Stone

Geology

20th century

Architecture

19th century

Nordic countries

National Romanticism

Författare

Atli Magnus Seelow

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Styrkeområden

Building Futures

Ämneskategorier

Arkitektur

Teknikhistoria

Konstvetenskap

Geologi

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2017-10-08