Thursday, October 09, 2008

Architectural Representations?

Christ Church Dining Hall, originally uploaded by witaman.

Is it possible for one building to represent another? The University of Chicago's Hutchinson dining hall is a replica of Christ Church dining hall, pictured above.

Wikipedia claims that Cornell also has a replica of Christ Church's dining hall, in the form of Risley Hall, but the photographic evidence depicts an inferior copy. I'm inclined to say that Chicago's replica is a more realistic representation than Cornell's.

The question of whether Hutchinson represents Christ Church dining hall was prompted by a remark that PJ made about Hutchinson and Christ Church almost two years ago.

1 comment:

Charles P. Everitt said...

I think the Dancing Pavilion at Venice-of-America was intended to represent the Transportation Building at the Chicago Exposition. Here's my evidence: