Title: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DEPOT
Location Current Site: Greeley CO UNITED STATES
Creator Personal Name: Mead & Mount Cons. Co., Underwood,Gilbert S.
Creator Assoc Person Name: Brands,Scott J.
Creator Assoc Person Role: Photographer
Subject.Image Description: Baggage entry east
Creator.Personal Name Label: Underwood,Gilbert S.
Description.Image Comments: ENVD 4122 spring 2004 ELCALP project Instructor: Lynn Lickteig
Source.Acquisition Date: 2004-06-08 00:00:00
Style/Period: Modern Classicism
Style/Period Description: MODERN CLASSICISM (1970-1990S) Modern Classicism emerged as a distinct style in the 1970s, although it had its origins in Post-Modernism. Both approaches to design rejected the pure abstraction of the International Style. Instead, they employed historicism, which is the conscious revival of forms or motifs from the past because of their ability to evoke memories and associations with other times and places. Unlike Post-Modernists whose work is often cartoon-like, Modern Classicists use such forms as Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Tuscan columns just as the ancient Greeks or Romans or the designers of the Renaissance would have. In other words, columns and arches are structural or at least architectonic, rather than being applied ornament. Modern Classicists employ symmetry, balance, and measure in a manner that resembles that of their early 20th century American Renaissance predecessors, except that in their buildings historical ornamental details are often stripped away, leaving the underlying constructional forms, such as columns, lintels, and pediments, and the geometrical order of classical designs intact. Some practitioners of Modern Classicism, such as Connecticut architect, Allen Greenberg, are quite consistent and literal in their emulation of the forms of 18th century English Colonial Neo-classical precedents and in their careful use of traditional materials like brick, stone, and wood. Other architects, such as Lawrence Booth of Chicago or Anthony Pellechia of Seattle, use a kind of stripped Modern Classicism in some situations, and at other times find the Vernacular Revival or Late Modern Styles more appropriate.
Subject Image View Type: Exterior, general view
ID Number.Former Image Accession VISC: 144560
Rights Description: Copyright owned by The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, and the photographer. All rights reserved.
Creator.Comments: American 1890-1960AD First office in LA in 1923. Worked with the U.S. National Park Service
Creator.Comments: Mead & Mount Construction Company of Denver
Source.Requestor Full Name: Lickteig, Lynn
ID Number.Former Digital Accession VISC: 40856
Collection Name: Architecture and Planning Collection
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