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Rhetorical Iconography in the "Workers' Palaces" of Amsterdam

Constant, Sarah Jayne (2022) Rhetorical Iconography in the "Workers' Palaces" of Amsterdam. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The Amsterdam School was an artistic and architectural movement active in the Netherlands between 1910 and 1930, known for an expressionist style that incorporated a playful use of forms and materials, such as undulating brick masonry, ornamental towers, and whimsical sculptures. A rhetorical iconographic analysis of symbolic artifacts throughout exemplary social housing buildings, Het Schip and De Dageraad, highlights the polysemy in Amsterdam School architectural ornamentation. It also presents an opportunity to reassess the contributions of Amsterdam School architecture as social commentary and social activism, thus informing ongoing conversations about affordable housing policy, design, and discourse.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Constant, Sarah Jaynesjconstant@gmail.comsjc1100000-0002-9974-4979
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMitchell,
Committee MemberMalin,
Committee MemberBruce,
Committee MemberRajagopalan, Mrinalinimrr55@pitt.edumrr55
Date: 30 September 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 15 April 2022
Approval Date: 30 September 2022
Submission Date: 17 June 2022
Access Restriction: 2 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 2 years.
Number of Pages: 168
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Communication: Rhetoric and Communication
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amsterdam School, architecture, social housing, heterotopia, new materialism, visual rhetoric, iconography
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 17:59
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 17:59

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