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By Mari Hvattum

Utilizing key texts by means of the German architect and theorist Gottfried Semper, Mari Hvattum bargains a reinterpretation of historicism, considered as a philosophical outlook in addition to an architectural challenge. Hvattum makes a speciality of Semper's significant issues: an realizing of the ontological value of paintings and structure, and their rendering as items of clinical research and prediction. She makes use of Semper's inspiration as a way to deal with the inherent difficulties of historicist concept and its persisted impact on sleek architectural discourse.

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