Title: ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL MUSEUM
Location Current Site: Golden CO UNITED STATES
Creator Personal Name: Lake,Seth
Creator Assoc Person Biography: University of Colorado undergraduate student
Creator Assoc Person Name: Page,Ian-Echols
Creator Assoc Person Role: Photographer
Subject.Image Description: Kitchen, stove
Creator.Personal Name Label: Lake,Seth
Description.Image Comments: ENVD 4122 Spring 1998 ELCALP project. Instructor: Lynn Lickteig. One of the oldest hotel buildings and stone structures in the state. Cast iron stove Ice box Water pump handle
Source.Acquisition Date: 1998-05-20 00:00:00
Style/Period Description: VERNACULAR (All eras) This term applies to ordinary everyday buildings, frequently not architect designed, which are direct responses to the needs of users. Vernacular buildings can be distinguished from High Style buildings, which are the self-conscious products of elite clients and designers. The works of Thomas Jefferson (a gentleman amateur designer) and those of Frank Lloyd Wright (a professional architect) are High Style artifacts, because, in addition to providing shelter, they were explicitly intended to produce an esthetic response in viewers and, most important, to make a significant cultural statement about the relationships of people to history or to nature. In contrast, vernacular buildings, such as 19th century American farm houses, were not unique or pretentious. The term vernacular originated with reference to language, to designate local, everyday speech from Latin which was spoken in church by the clergy. The term refers to many types of buildings. Vernacular includes pre-industrial structures, folk architecture, or traditional buildings, such as the houses and barns of non-mechanized farmers in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Examples include the earliest structures erected by the first Europeans in the New World and cabins of early settlers in Colorado. Some vernacular buildings were built by the users, and others by specialist craftsmen, who followed time-honored patterns, placing little if any value on innovation or self-expression. Industrial vernacular structures include pre-fabricated buildings, and those produced by builders on site for sail or rent using industrial materials such a steel, or industrially produced subassemblies such as windows. Like traditional or folk buildings, these are the "tools" of everyday life. Diners, storage sheds, and mobile homes do not embody complex philosophical or esthetic principles, and consequently can be changed or replaced as needed, without much concern for interfering with the designer's unique expression, as in the case of High Style buildings. Industrial buildings are frequently also Vernacular buildings, although architects have designed factories. Neither category is actually a style term in the strictest sense, although certain visual or formal qualities, such as simplicity of detail, are often common to both.
Subject Image View Type: Interior, detail
ID Number.Former Image Accession VISC: 35217
Rights Description: Copyright owned by The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, and the photographer. All rights reserved.
Source.Requestor Full Name: Lickteig, Lynn
ID Number.Former Digital Accession VISC: 2349
Collection Name: Architecture and Planning Collection
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