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| 102 Politics | 114 Religion | 124 The Profession of Architecture in America | 131 Women Architects in America | 142 African-American Architects in America | 143 The Profession of Interior Design in America | 145 The Architectural Canon of Nineteenth-Century Boston | 148 Charles Bulfinch | 148 Asher Benjamin | 157 Edward Clarke Cabot | 164 Domestic Architecture in America | 171 Eras of Domestic Architectural Styles in America | 172 The Contradiction between Upper Class

architectural styles were nominally reminiscent of the monarchy that ruled the mother country and although Ameri- cans had gained their independence and claimed to have discarded the aristocra- cy to make room for a classless society, their domestic architecture still wel- comed the monarchial English rulers George (I, II, III, and IV), Victoria, and Anne into their most intimate spheres. ERAS OF DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURAL STYLES IN AMERICA Architecture is the material expression of the wants, the faculties, and the sentiments, of the age in which it is created.3

westward CONCLUSION | 305 expansion progressed. As time also advanced, new styles came into fashion and architecture and design are a constant that express the new dynamic of each gen- eration. This tool of using architecture as a historical text is not restricted to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but has been an important part of past gen- erations and nations throughout the world. The Greek and Roman architectural styles, which also left a mark on the American scene, portray the impact that architecture can have on a political dimension within a

), increasingly used “American” movie devices such as close-ups, fast cutting, or expressive camera movements (Richie and Schrader 117-118). Even today, Japan’s interest in American cultural products and practices has not lessened and reaches from fast food restaurant chains to music, fashion, movies, and architectural styles. 14 Robert Whiting analyzes in his books The Chrysanthemum and the Bat; You Gotta Have Wa; and The Meaning of Ichir the differences between American and Japanese baseball. This topic is

the means and the results of the so- called “War on Terror” after 9/11 with regard to its media portrayal. How can this “War” (as it manifests itself in names such as Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib) be related to US-foundational mythology on the whole and/or to individual myths in particular? 23. From architectural styles in the early republic (as evidenced by buildings and monuments on the National Mall) to contemporary mass cultural poductions (Gladiator [2005], Troy [2004], Rome [2005-07]), US culture has appropriat- ed classicist forms and themes and retold

-skilled artist is able to perform only ephemeral experiments” (Zucconi 1997: 133; Giovannoni 1925).23 Giovannoni probably invoked the young architects of RAMI and their moder- ate or ‘reasonable’ rationalism when, in Nuova Antologia of August 1, 1931, he outlined the only two possible ways that could lead to an “Italian architectural style of our time, agile and alive, embraced by everyone as a language not de- tached from tradition, but not alien to real needs”: namely, “starting from existing patterns and shapes to renovate them”, or studying the solutions offered by

be considered part of its historic integrity. Other changes, although not altering the dominant style of the building, may have acquires significance due to age, quality, and irreplaceability, and, if so, shall be considered part of the historic fabric of the building. For individuals without a detailed knowledge of architectural history, it is often difficult to recognize which details are appropri- ate to which buildings or architectural styles. Anyone filing an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness is, therefore, encouraged to read these

American Dream«, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 10, 2, 97-117. Hediger, Vinzenz (2006). »Wirklichkeitsübertragung. Filmische Illu- sion als medientheoretische Zäsur bei André Bazin und Albert Michotte«, in: Gertrud Koch; Christiane Voss (Hg.). … kraft der Illusion. München: Fink, 205-230. Heintz, Bettina (1993). Die Herrschaft der Regel: zur Grundlagenge- schichte des Computers. Frankfurt a.M., New York: Campus Ver- lag. Herzog, Charlotte (2002). »The Movie Palace and the Theatrical Sources of its Architectural Style«, in: Ina Rae Hark (Hg.). Exhi- bition The

while writing Virtual Cities, many of the best designers have managed to imbue their urban centers with a sense of history. The Mafia games are indeed fine exam- ples, but thankfully, they are not the only ones. Kamurocho can be seen evolving throughout the Yakuza series (2005-2017). Shanghai in Kane and Lynch 2 (2010) is on the verge of a total transformation. The history of City 17 (2004) is evident in its many co-existing architectural styles. I would absolutely love to see a great landmark (a cathedral in partic- ular) being constructed during a game