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Hvattum, M 2017 Heteronomic Historicism. Architectural Histories, 5(1): 6, pp. 1–11, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/ah.216$UFKLWHFWXUDO+LVWRULHVRESEARCH ARTICLEHeteronomic HistoricismMari HvattumIf classical architecture from Vitruvius to Winckelmann had been characterized by firmness, fixity, and ‘quiet grandeur’, the 19th-century monument stood anything but still. Architecture in the 19th century moved at a rapid pace, disseminated in the form of archaeological fragments, exhibition displays, texts, and images. One of the most striking examples of this newfound mobility is the proliferation of archi-tectural images distributed by the new illustrated press. Presenting the old and the new, the high and the low, the local and the global alongside each other, the new media challenged the hegemony of clas-sicism and opened up a new, heteronomic field of architectural expression and deliberation. Using the mid 19th-century public press as a point of departure, this essay addresses historici...