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Gatsby's Mansion

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Grace Lee

on 5 September 2013

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Transcript of Gatsby's Mansion

-eclectic style
-tries to imitate the old style
-covered with a THIN layer of ivy
"The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard—it was a factual imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby’s mansion(9)."
In Real Life
Symbolism
An Empty Shell
In the Movie
Just For Show
-Gothic Revival building
-inspiration from the beacon towers
-many inspirations
-Old Westbury Gardens
-Oheka Castle
-very grandiose and typical of the "new wealthy"
-fills his void with "celebrated people"
-represents Gatsby's love
for Daisy
-emptiness of the 1920's
boom
The Buchanan's House
ARCHITECTURE IN THE GREAT GATSBY
by: grace lee

"Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay. The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sun-dials and brick walks and burning gardens — finally when it reached the house drifting up the side in bright vines as though from the momentum of its run. The front was broken by a line of French windows(11)..."
Close Analysis
Symbolism
-close connection
with nature
-beautiful on
the outside
East Egg Style
Harmony
- Daisy and Tom's relationship
-how deeply Daisy and
Tom are influenced
by their society
-"the house was even more
elaborate than I had expected, a cheerful
red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion"
-Tom's personality
-"the lawn started at the beach and
ran toward the front door for a
quarter of a mile..."
-Tom's wealth

-Georgian Colonial style in 18th century
-architecture that was typical
of the time of the
English Kings George I – III.
-palladio motive
The 4 Main Styles
international
beaux art
georgian
gothic

Georgian
International
Beaux Art
-first used during the later Renaissance
-many structural and artistic possibilities
-very heavenly feel
-used to create elaborate homes in the
Southern Colonies
-based on neoclassical structure of Britain
during the 18th and 19th centuries
-symmetrical, elaborate details,
2-3 floors
Gothic
-started in France and based on
Neo-Classical style
-developed in order to deal with
new social demands and technology
-started in France
-eclectic form of neoclassical style
-due to grandiosity it is usually
used for public buildings
EAST EGG
Gatsby's Mansion
West Egg
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