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It can be observed that for Jencks it is important for a building to relate to historical references to qualify as postmodernist work. The deeper assimilated response makes a building to be better identified as Postmodern. In the opposite case, when the historical references are not properly assimilated into buildings, it might just degenerate into kitsch or prove to be an example of simple Histor...
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Architecture essays / Urban Design
Table of Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………3 Urban design – history and characteristics …………………………………….4 Howard and Archigam – Background ………………………………………….6 Basic principals of urban planning expressed by Howard and Archigram…..7 Howard and urban reconstruct...
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright
NOTE: Received an "A" with some corrections. If your professor is one who checks bibliography's be careful with mine. Art History 5 December 2000 Frank Lloyd Wright American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the pioneer in modern style and one of the greatest figures in twentieth-century architecture (Twombly, 16). According to Frank Lloyd Wright: “…having a good sta...
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Architecture essays / Bruce Goff's Bavinger House
Introduction: Bruce Goff¡¦s working career spanned sixty-six years, from 1916, when he began working in an architect¡¦s office, until his death in 1982. During that time he received more than 450 commissions for buildings and related designs, resulting in more than 500 proposals of which at least 147 were realized. Bruce Goff occupied a unique place in American architecture. His bu...
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Architecture essays / Between Silence And Light
Between The Silence and The Light Introduction Architecture is a meeting place between the measurable and the unmeasurable. The art of design is not only rooted in the aesthetic form, but in the soul of the work. In Phenomena and Idea, Stephen Holl once wrote, " The thinking-making couple of architecture occurs in silence. Afterward, these "thoughts" are communicated in the silence of p...
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Architecture essays / Romanesque Architecture
THE BASILICA AND BASILICAN CHURCHES A great deal of conjecture has been expended on the question as to the genesis of the Roman basilica. For present purposes it may be sufficient to observe that the addition of aisles to the nave was so manifest a convenience that it might not improbably have been thought of, even had models not been at hand in the civic buildings of the Empire. T...
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Architecture essays / The Pantheon
Introduction I chose to report on the pantheon because I’ve seen pictures and I am also very fascinated by all the Roman monuments. I looked all around the internet and libraries. The Pantheon was very hard to find information about. It was very challenging but I found enough information to complete this report. This famous building stands in the business district of Romemuc...
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Architecture essays / The Acropolis
Elmer Boyce Architecture 110 Professor Boestler 02 November 2000 The Athenian Acropolis The Acropolis of Athens has stood as a monument of triumph to the people of Athens for centuries past. The temples within its walls were used to worship Greek gods like Athena and Poseidon. Rising over three hundred feet above the city of Athens, it can clearly be seen why it is called the Acrop...
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Architecture essays / Pantheon
Introduction I chose to report on the pantheon because I’ve seen pictures and I am also very fascinated by all the Roman monuments. I looked all around the internet and libraries. The Pantheon was very hard to find information about. It was very challenging but I found enough information to complete this report. This famous building stands in the business district of Romemuch as it ...
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Architecture essays / Palazzo Ruccelai
The Palazzo Ruccelai was one of the first works by Leon Battista Alberti. He was an Italian architect, architectural theorist, and universal genius. Albert was the most important early Renaissance architect after Filippo Brunelleschi (Gympel, 44). The "Palazzo" originated in Florence. The monumental private building is derived from "palatium." This Latin word comes from the Roman hill ...
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Architecture essays / Roman Colusseum
Architecture of the ancient Roman Empire is considered one of the most impressive of all time. The city of Rome once was home to more than one million residents in the early centuries AD1. The Romans had a fine selection of building monuments in the city of Rome including the forums for civic services, temples of worship, and amphitheaters for recreation and play. The Romans made great ...
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German settlers came to North America in the late 17th century, they settled mainly in Pennsylvania. Germans built large, lasting houses of wood and quarry stone. Dutch settlers came, more than a century earlier, to the New World. Their first settlements were in New Amsterdam, now known as New York City and the Hudson Valley to the north. Dutch immigrants used stone and brick to build ...
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Architecture essays / Clark And Menefee, Architects
Maggie Cookman September 27, 2000 The Reid House was designed by W.G. Clark and Charles Menefee and built in John’s Island, SC in 1986. Menefee and Clark designed primarily in the American South. Clark and Menefee are known for their “tripartite vertical organization.” The base level normally consists of secondary bedroom(s)/studio spaces and services. The First floor...
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Architecture essays / Bridges
REASEARCH PAPER Bridges have been around sense the beginning of time. The Ancient Roman engineers used two significant innovations, the cofferdam and cement. The cofferdam is when the put wooden spikes in to the bottom of the river then used watertight clay over the spikes to make a bridge. Now today there are more efficient ways to make a bridge then just out of cement and clay....
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright
The way you live is being directly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovations in residential architecture. Mr. Wright’s “organic architecture” was a radical departure form the traditional architecture of his day, which was dominated by European styles that dated back hundreds of years or even millennia. He contributed the Prairie and Usonian houses to the familiar of America...
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High atop a hill of granite, surrounded by the gorge and river Tagus sits the ancient and formidable gothic Cathedral and Moorish palace, Alcazar, of Toledo, Spain. Toledo's skyline has changed little since El Greco immortalized Spain's religious centre in 1597-9(Cardillac 28). El Greco's natural talents, his "schooling," and the flare of his adopted Spain, combined to produce an arti...
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Architecture essays / World's Fair Crystla Palace
During the 1800’s Great Britain’s empire stretched around the world, and with raw materials easily available to them this way, they inevitably began refining and manufacturing all stages of many new machines and other goods, distributing locally and globally. However, despite being the central ‘workshop of the world,’ Britain was not producing the highest quality of merchan...
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Architecture essays / Field Project
Newark Field Project (1) The vast array of flashy shops and trendy restaurants, preceding the Newark Shopping Center, make up the second definite commercial landscape of East Main Street. The second landscape which includes a jamboree of barbershops, pizza kitchens, and flower boutiques begins close to the bike shop, which neighbors the outdated railroad tracks, and ends near the Main ...
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Architecture essays / Mechanical Engineering
Landscape Architecture is one of the hottest jobs for the year 2000. The outlook for this field is very good ("Landscape Architects" 366-369). They prepare site plans, specifications, and make cost estimates for landscape projects using computer programs or manual design tools. They also do a lot of other work that includes collecting and analyzing data regarding site contours, drainage, and ...
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Throughout the history of the Roman Empire there have been countless buildings and monuments erected. Each emperor had their own structures built for a variety of reasons. The Emperor Publius Aelius Hadrian was no different, during his reign he commissioned the building of such structures as Hadrian's wall, his magnificent villa, the famous Hadrian's arch as well as many portraits and co...
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Architecture essays / Justinian I
Justinian I Justinian had a very significant role in world history. There are many things thatare overlooked when speaking of Justinian. For instance, Justinian was a great architect. Many times we overlook the little characteristics of Justinian and we focus on the code ofJustinian. Justinian was born a barbarian, probably born of Slavic parents in Illyia. We knownothing of his early ...
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Architecture essays / Alberti Davinchi And Michelangelo
I am doing a report on Alberti Davinehi and Michelangelo. In this we hope to demonstrate the change or development of art in the Rennisance. We used Alberti s writing Davinchi s writing and artwork, and Michelangelo s artwork and life. We will do so in the following order: Alberti, Davinchi, and Michelangelo. Alberti Leon Battista Alberti was born in Geneo on February 14, 1401. He was the son...
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Architecture essays / The Renaissance-Italy
The rebirth of art in Italy was connected with the rediscovery of ancient philosophy, literature, and science and the evolution of empirical methods of study in these fields. Increased awareness of classical knowledge created a new resolve to learn by direct observation and study of the natural world. Consequently, secular themes became increasingly important to artists, and with the revived...
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Architecture essays / 19Th Century Arc
The Dilemma of Style In the Nineteenth Century and How It Was Addressed Sebastian Devonshire Architecture, since large-scale construction began, has always been a means for establishments to represent and emanate the style and image that they wished to convey. Be they for government, the monarchy, religion, industry or for wealthy individuals, the buildings would reflect a combination of what ...
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright was a Nature lover and an architect. He reflected on the natural world and applied existing styles to his architecture. He was born in Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867, and died in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 9, 1959, at the age of 91. His architectural career spanned two centuries and lasted for 70 years. During the last year of his life he authored a book...
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Architecture essays / Pantheon Vs. Parthenon
Imagine asking a five-year-old to draw a picture of a house. A native Floridian probably wouldn’t draw the typical split-plan design with a tile roof and a screened-in lanai. The extent of the child’s artistic ability would probably consist of a box with a triangle on top of it. As fundamental as it sounds, the use of this structure has a long history dating back to ancient Greece. Th...
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Architecture essays / Ideas Of The Parthenon
Ideas of the Parthenon The Greek people of the 5th century BC created a culture that was deeply rooted in philosophy and the arts. Their endless search for their place in the grand scheme of the universe and in nature around them influenced everything in their lives especially their love of the arts. Their drama, sculpture, and even architecture are all shining examples of the ideas th...
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Architecture essays / La Tour Eiffel
LA TOUR EIFFEL The Eiffel Tower, or as the French call it, La tour Eiffel, isthe last metal construction from the 1887 exhibition. From top tobottom the Eiffel tower is a naked construction showing its rivetsand seams proudly. Work on the Eiffel Tower began on January 28, 1887. With new techniques for metal construction the Eiffel Tower wascompleted in 26 months. With little cost and l...
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Architecture essays / High Renaissance
During the period known as the High Renaissance, the ideal in painting was based on the ability of the artist to use the newly developed techniques of perspective to add realism to their depiction's. One of the artists who helped define the Renaissance was Peter Paul Rubens. The tradition of European art passed down from the High Renaissance in Italy through old masters such as Ver...
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Architecture essays / Ancient Architecture
The sun sets. Its crimson shadow is cast over vast empires, empires that spanned centuries. As the world gazed on with admiration, the two ancient powers of Greece and Rome achieved architectural supremacy before its eyes. The temples and architectural ingenuity of these two powers immortalized their civilizations and left permanent indentation upon architectural design today. Millennia have no...
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Architecture essays / Taj Mahal
Agra, once the capital of the Mughal Empire during the 16th and early 18th centuries, is one and a half hours by express train from New Delhi. Tourists from all over the world visit Agra not to see the ruins of the red sandstone fortress built by the Mughal emperors but to make a pilgrimage to Taj Mahal, India s most famous architectural wonder, in a land where magnificent temples and edificies ...
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Architecture essays / Persian Art And Architecture
Persian art and architecture works of art and structures produced in the region of Asia traditionally known as Persia */ce5/CE040345.html* and now called Iran. Bounded by fierce mountains and deserts, the high plateau of Iran has seen the flow of many migrations and the development of many cultures, all of which have added distinctive features to the many styles of Persian art and archit...
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Architecture essays / Sir Christopher Wren
Sir Christopher Wren Sir Christopher Wren was born under the rule of Charles I. During the year 1632 this child prodigy was born. He was born with the gifts of mathematics. He then learned to do many things with mathematics. Wren became a professor of astronomy, experimented in scientist, and was in the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge. Everyone must start somewhere, and ...
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Architecture essays / City Of Berlin
Guten tag und wilkommmen zum Berlin Stadtrunfahrt. We will start our tour of Berlin with a brief history of the city. Berlin developed as a trading village in about 1200 AD. It's location at the junction on the Spree and Havel rivers helped to establish its importance. In the 1600's it became the capital of Prussia. Berlin's worst period began with Adolf Hitler's rise to power with the Nazi Part...
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Architecture essays / Mesoamerican Art
Chavin de Huantar Chavin de Huantar was located in Peru and developed around 900 B.C. late in the Initial Period. At an elevation of 3,150 m., Chavin de Huantar was situated at the bottom of Cordillera Blanca s eastern slopes, approximately halfway between tropical forests and coastal plains. At the intersection of major routes, Chavin de Huantar was in the position to control the routes, incre...
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Architecture essays / Byzantine Architecture
Byzantine Architecture A mixed style, i.e. a style composed of Graeco-Roman and Oriental elements which, in earlier centuries, cannot be clearly separated. The form of the church used most in the west, a nave supported on columns and an atrium (see BASILICA), appears in many examples of the fifth century in Byzantium as well as in Rome; the sixth century saw such churches erected in ...
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Is it accurate to refer to the Middle Ages as the Age of Faith? The Middle Ages is often referred to as the Age of Faith and it is correct to do so, as during this period religion dominated all aspects of life from architecture, literature, art and music. The dominant religion during this period was Christianity. The middle ages saw the emergence of Christian literary forms a popular reli...
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The Re-use of Classical Antiquities in Later Structuresa) Aims and Significance:Antique building materials, statuary and bas-reliefs were re-used throughout the Middle Ages not only for convenience, but also because of the political messages they could convey. I have demonstrated this in my The Survival of Roman Antiquities in Mediaeval Europe (London 1989, 288 pp), and in papers presented ...
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Architecture essays / Mayans
When the Spanish began to arrive in Mexico and in Central America in the early 15th century, one of the many civilizations they found was the Maya. The Maya, building upon the Olmec culture, were located in present-day Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, southern Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula. Even though they had many similarities, the Maya were separated by language differences. Because of...
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is generally regarded as the greatest literature about tales of a great king. The Epic of Gilgamesh served to show us a lot of things. The time period of BCE is very blurry, and this story attempts to describe many different things in not only Sumerian beliefs, but also Sumerian's culture as a whole. Like many stories from BCE the truth itself is questionable, even t...
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was born as Frank Lincoln Wright on June 8, 1867. He was born in Richland Center, which is in southern Wisconsin. His father, William Carey Wright, was a musician and a preacher. His mother, Anna Lloyd-Jones was a teacher. It is said that his mother placed pictures of great buildings in young Frank’s nursery as part of training him up from the earliest possible mome...
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Architecture essays / Roman Architecture
The Roman society, like any other, had its humble beginnings. The history of their architecture runs virtually in step with the history of their empire to an extent. As the Empire expanded so did the architecture, and as Romans became more magnificent their architecture followed. Roman architecture had its humble beginnings as a form of worship. The first Roman architects were the ancie...
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Architecture essays / Art And The Nature Of Time
Art and the nature of time This paper will show the relationship between the environment and fine arts. Both of these subjects are evaluated on a perceptual basis of what the observer sees and appreciates. As the basis for this report, it will be determined what is considered art and what comprises the environment. Defining what is art has been discussed at least since Plato wrote in The Repub...
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright - Biography
".......having a good start not only do I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time." - Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 CHILDHOOD Born in Richland Center, in southwestern Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867 (Sometimes reported as 1869) Frank Lincoln Wright (Ch...
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Architecture essays / The Duomo Of Florence
In the Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, there is a cathedral church whose octagonal dome, built without the aid of scaffolding, was considered the greatest engineering feat of the early Renaissance. Dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, Our Lady of the Flower, it is also known as the Duomo, after the Italian word for cathedral. Created by many great Early Modern artists, this piece of a...
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The Tomb Effigy of Jaquelin deFerriere (Limestone, North French, late 13th century) is unusual in style for the time and place in which it was created. In the 13th century, Gothic art in France consisted of more three dimensional sculpture and more of a variety in the poses of the figures than in the Romanesque period which preceded it. The Tomb Effigy of Jaquelin deFerriere falls into the t...
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Architecture essays / The Architecture Of Paris
The 1998/1999 academic year was spent by myself and four companions in Paris. This period of my life still evokes nostalgic memories and as a result the city will forever remain as one of my favourite destinations. When faced with the task of composing an essay about a factor of Paris that affected me, I was first tempted to describe one of the negative aspects of the city (it has more than its ...
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright
.......having a good start not only do I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time. - Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 CHILDHOOD Born in Richland Center, in southwestern Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867 (Sometimes reported as 1869) Frank Lincoln Wright (...
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Architecture essays / Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo s David Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in the small village of Carprese and grew up in Florence. Florence was the artistic center of the early Renaissance, a period of outstanding artistic innovation and accomplishment that began in the early 1400s. The master pieces that surrounded Michelangelo were his best teachers-ancient Greek and Roman statuary, and the paintings, sculptu...
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Architecture essays / Architecture Set In Motion
1. Bouffrand: Salon de la Princess, hotel de Soubise, Paris, France, begun 1730 s Salon de la Princess, is a many sided cylindrical interior room and is part of the Rococo style that incorporates minimal architectural features and light airy decor, that develops into a profession of interior design. Rococo is the revolt against complicated Baroque that decorated the interior of Versailles, in r...
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Architecture essays / Eiffel Tower
Just imagine you are standing 300 meters that is 984 ft above the ground, looking down at the beautiful city of Paris. The wind is blowing at your face and it is messing up your hair, but you do not care. You are on the top of the highest building in the center of culture, the magnificent Paris and that is all that matters. Yes, you are standing on top of Eiffel Tower. This is the first t...
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Architecture essays / Frank Lloyd Wright
"...having a good start, not only do I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time." - Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 It appears that from the very beginning, Frank Lloyd Wright was destined by fate or determination to be one of the most celebrated archi...
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The Hunter art museum was built in 1904. Its original purpose was to be a home for the wealthy insurance broker Ross Faxon. Its site was chosen to overlook the Tennesee river. It was sold a to the widow of Benjamin F. Thomas and then to George Thomas Hunter who later left the house to be used for the public after his death. It was then opened as a art museum in 1952. It was completely r...
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Persian Influence on Greco-Roman Culture He stands there, examining a beautiful white column, with perfect curves around it and an exquisite capital that shows detailed architecture. He twists his head to the right just a bit to read the official description. He is in the Louvre museum and a bit surprised. He was expecting to read "Pre-Hellenistic Greek Column," but stunned, he realizes that it...
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Architecture essays / Black Death
Group A: Black Death Increasing travel between Europe and Asia led to the spread of many different diseases, one of which wiped out a forth of the population of Europe. Black Death, which is a form of the Bubonic Plague, is one of the worst epidemic disease in history. This disease started as early as the Tang period and lasted through the 1300's. The plague traveled through flea infest...
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Architecture essays / Medici Patronage
Cosimo de' Medici (1389ñ1464), the fabulously wealthy banker who became the leading citizen of Florence in the fifteenth century, spent lavishly as the city' s most important patron of art and literature. This remarkable book is the first comprehensive examination of the whole body of works of art and architecture commissioned by Cosimo and his sons. By looking closely at this spectacula...
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Architecture essays / Twentieth Century Architecture
With all art movements in history, one may see that each movement is either influenced by another, or is a reaction to the preceding movement. The latter is especially representative of modern architecture. The architecture of the twentieth century is generally characterized by its use of industrial materials principally steel, glass, and reinforced concrete. In modern architecture, ne...
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Architecture essays / Greek Architechture
Behind the complex understanding of Greek architectural design lay the backbone of all Greek lifestyle, Sacred Architecture. The temples built in Ancient Greece were extraordinary in their design, planning, and construction. Some of the more simple temples were built with solid limestone blocks, which were surfaced with stucco made of marble dust (Greece, 1). Other temples were made completely o...
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Architecture essays / Getty Museum Report
Getty Museum report Getty Center is a place to experience and enjoy art in unique setting that features dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. The Getty Center is surrounded yet slightly removed from the city, evoking both urbanity and peaceful contemplation. It is located at the very high peak of the mountain, which is perfect view of the surrounding area. The Getty ...
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Architecture essays / What Is My Future?
Ever since I came to understand what I would like to be when I grow up, I dreamt to become an architect. The way I interpreted this field was like a child’s play, but I guess I was wrong. Many experiences within past thirteen years have changed my way of looking at the future. These experiences were interesting enough to change me as a person. The experience of working at the hospit...
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Architecture essays / Gothic Architecture
The church in the Middle Ages was a place that all people, regardless of class, could belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became...
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Architecture essays / Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen. What did you think when you heard that? You probably thought, Who is that? I have never heard of him. That is not surprising, because he accomplished many things he is not well known for, unless you do crossword puzzles-- which are filled with unusual information. If you do know who he is, however, it is probably because of his architecture or his curious furniture. Aft...
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Architecture essays / Vegas
Ever since the origin of Las Vegas s Strip, by Bugsy Siegel with the casino Flamingo, the architectural structure of the city has always been a masculine theme. As Aaron Betsky says all buildings are either masculine or feminine. Masculine architecture is the cold, overbearing, flashy, outdoor structures. Feminine architecture has a homier, soft, indoors, where you want to stay at quality to the...
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Architecture essays / Gothic Influence
The church in the Middle Ages was a place that all people, regardless of class, could belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity beca...
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The Rise, Presence, and Fall of the Inca The importance and influence that a civilization creates is not often thought about by people. It can create many differences in the lives in mankind around the world. The textbook definition of a civilization is the state of human society marked by a high level of intellectual, technological, cultural, and social development. This statement does not emp...
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Architecture essays / How To Build A Pond
A successfully built pond provides a feeling of restfulness in an area of interest. And always draws a viewers attention. Creating an artificial water feature that looks like it has always been there can be a challenge. The surrounding should be carefully examined. Since water always sinks to the lowest part of a landscape it would look unnatural to have it in a slope or have it burrowed into t...
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Architecture essays / Trinity Church
Henry Hobson Richardson designed his most famous building, Trinity Church in Copley Square, after winning a competition in 1972. James O’Gorman described Trinity as “a cultural even of the first importance in American history.” “The building both represents a departure of the Boston’s mind from its Puritan past, and emergence of American creativity as a force...
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Architecture essays / Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren, the son of the Dean of Windsor, and nephew of Dr. Mathew Wren, the Bishop of Norwich, was born in 1632. As his father was the king's chaplain, Christopher spent his early life in Windsor Castle. As a child he played with the king's son who later became Charles II. Christopher was an intelligent boy and did very well at school. He was particularly interested in mathematics and...
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Architecture essays / Doryphorus Of Polyclitus
FA 48 ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD ESSAY QUESTIONS 1 THROUGH 4Michael J. Wiggin 6/8/98Program One: CLASSICAL IDEALQuestion number oneArchaic example: KOUROS c. 540 BC (page 12 of text)Classical example: THE DORYPHORUS OF POLYCLITUS c. 440 BC (page 13 of text) The archaic piece is stiff, formal and yet, faintly smiling, giving the viewer a sense of joy in life and of triumph. These wer...
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Architecture essays / Medieval And Renaissance Art
The Medieval and Renaissance art vary greatly in terms of subject and technique. Medieval art produced works that were less free in theme and style while Renaissance art explored on various techniques and depicted reality in its truest sense. Architecture in the medieval period had so much religious influence while in the Renaissance many other buildings of nonreligious subjects were bui...
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Architecture essays / Egyptian Temple
When talking about the basic type of Egyptian temple, it is all about heavy columns, walls, pylons, big courts, and the use of axis, symmetrically and made of stones or mud bricks. The plan of the Egyptian temple is rectangular, symmetrical and set on the longitudual axis approaching through courts and halls. Each court is being bigger than each one One of the famous Egyptian temple is t...
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Plundering and carnage were the overlying results of the Spanish conquest of MesoAmerica beginning in 1519. The ensuing years brought many new "visitors," mostly laymen or officials in search of wealth, though the Christianity toting priest was ever present. Occasionally a man from any of these classes, though mainly priests would be so in awe of the civilization they were single handed...
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Architecture essays / Skyscraper
The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. Benny Louie Humanity 450Dr. Maureen Schmid17 May 1999 The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. In our modern society, the architectural design of skyscrapers is changing t...
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Architecture essays / Augustus' Rome
Augustus Rome; modern marvel in ancient times Throughout history the world has seen many a great empire rise and fall. Empires that have spanned the globe and dominated vast tracts of land as well the age in history from which they spawned. Many of these empires were famous for their capitols, crown jewels of the empires where the main power was centered and where the government was housed. R...
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Architecture essays / Bzyt Archtecture
The greatest of medieval civilizations was the Eastern Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was divided in 395. The Western half, ruled from Rome, was ruled by the barbarians in the 5th century. The Eastern half, known as the Byzantine Empire, lasted for more than over 1,000 years. The Byzantine Empire was one of the leading civilizations in the world. Byzantine Architecture Is a mixed styl...
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Architecture essays / The Colloseum
of all time. The city of Rome once was home to more than one million residents in the early centuries. The Romans had a fine selection of building monuments in the city of Rome including the forums for civic services, temples of worship, and amphitheaters for recreation and play. The Romans made great use and pioneered great architecture mechanisms Architecture of the ancient Roman Empi...
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Ancient Greece. Their contributions to our world. Might I start this essay by making sure that we all know that without Ancient Greece, we would not have Greek Salad. That I see, is Ancient Greece's most important, and most evident contribution to the modern world. If you want to muddle in the insignificant ways that Greece has influenced modern life, fine, lets go. Ancient Greece has cr...
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Architecture essays / Design Trends In Architecture
The more things change, the more they stay the same. While art has always been an ever changing form, it has deep roots in traditionalism; whether an artist or designer looks at the art that came before him and is inspired to follow that form, is inspired to do something completely opposite, or sees the flaws which, if corrected, could make that work of art perfect, he is ultimately quite...
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Architecture essays / South Beach
Your name here South Beach In Miami, there lies a prosperous, growing area that lies right next to the beach. This area has been developed into one of the most exciting cities to visit today. South Beach has grown very rapidly to become a major tourist attraction of the United States and many other areas such as Europe and Latin America. South Beach is built in art deco form so the su...
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Architecture essays / Grant Wood
During the 1930's, this American regionalist pianter was in his prime. Grant Wood was born on the day Febuary 13 , 1891 in Anomosa, Iowa. He won much acclaim including both critical and popular for his element. During his four visits to Europe in the late 1920's Wood was strongly influenced by the work of 16th century flenish painters such as the Van Eyck brothers. Their paintings helped ...
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Architecture essays / Virtualism In Architecture
VIRTUALISM IN ARCHITECTURE This subject was suggested as a possible topic from the course outline. As it is an area of much interest and controversy was chosen as the direction of study for the paper. Previous research into Virtual Reality (VR), coupled with a particular interest in its architectural application also proved motivating. However, although the direction of the initial research ...
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Architecture essays / The Colosseum
The Colosseum, the grandest amphitheater ever made, stands as a symbol of the epic Roman Empire. The Flavian Amphitheater, commonly called the Colosseum, got its nickname because of its colossal dimensions and because of a colossal statue of Nero that was nearby. Construction of the amphitheater began in 70 A.D. and was completed in 80 A.D. It is known for its multi-level system of ...
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Architecture essays / Acoustics In Music
Acoustics in Music Through out the history of music, acoustics have played a major role. After all if it were not for acoustics the quality of sound that we know today would not exist. The word acoustics comes from the Greek word akouein, which means, “to hear”(Encarta Encyclopedia). Since music has to be heard in most cases for enjoyment, acoustics obviously take on a very i...
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Christianity came into existence almost 2000 years ago. Christianity, like Judaism, rose from obscurity to become the dominant religion of Western culture. Christianity also became the dominant faith of Rome at the end of fourth century A.D. (Matthews 157.) Both Christianity and Rome influenced Europe in a number of ways. Christianity soon became the greater part of the empire. Betwe...
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Architecture essays / Skyscrapers
skyscraper architecture "http://www.coshe.com/search/" The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. Benny Louie Humanity 450 Dr. Maureen Schmid 17 May 1999 The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. In our modern socie...
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Architecture essays / Greece And Rome
GREECE AND ROME RELIGION THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND ANCIENT ROMANS LIVED THROUGHOUT THE TIMES OF 800B.C. AND 476A.D. THE GREEKS WHO INHABITTED THE CITY-STATES OF SPARTA AND ATHENS, AND THE ROMANS WHO LIVED, OF COURSE, IN ROME. THE GREEKS AND ROMANS WERE DIFFERENT IN THEIR VIEWS OF RELIGION AS SEEN IN ARCHITECTURE, SCULPTURE AND PHILOSOPHY. ARCHITECTURE POST-MODERNISM CAN BE TRAC...
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Architecture essays / Baroque Art
Baroque Art "An art-historical term used both as an adjective and a noun to denote, principally, the style that originated in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century superseding Mannerism. The Council of Trent (1545-63) had strongly advocated pictorial clarity and narrative relevance in religious art and to a degree Italian artists such as Santi di Tito (1536-1603) had responded with a more s...
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Frank Lloyd Wright's favorite occupation on a Sunday afternoon was to rearrange the furniture in his Oak Park house; photographs of these experiments still exist today. They show that during his first six years there, his living room, for instance, was filled with an eclectic assortment of furniture, ferns, oriental rugs, draped shawls and curtains–all of which demonstrated the influe...
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Architecture and Burials in the Maya and Aztec Plundering and carnage were the overlying results of the Spanish conquest of MesoAmerica beginning in 1519. The ensuing years brought many new "visitors," mostly laymen or officials in search of wealth, though the Christianity toting priest was ever present. Occasionally a man from any of these classes, though mainly priests would be so in ...
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Architecture essays / Le Corbusier
Architecture is the design of individual building and garden projects that make the realm of the voids visible, memorable and ultimately, useful. Crucial to the making of any city is the clear distinction of such projects by scale and character. Firstly, the definition of buildings and landscape that builds an urban collective form, a fabric. And secondly, civic and community buildings an...
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Architecture essays / Filippo Brunelleschi
Filippo Brunelleschi(1377-1446) Filippo Brunelleschi was born in 1377 in Florence. He was the second son of three to Ser Brenellesco di Lippo Lapi who was a notary of some distinction and his mother was Giuliana Spini. He was a sculpture and goldsmith in his early years. His first attempt at architectural design was in 1401 in the famous competition for the Bapt...
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Architecture essays / Mayan Architecture
Classic Mayan Architecture Mayan culture existed a thousand years ago, in what is now part of Central America. Its ruins were almost entirely abandoned by 600 A.D, and were not rediscovered until the early 1500’s, by Spanish settlers. Mayan architecture astounded the early conquistadors, and continues to be of great interest to modern archeologists as well. These scientists have la...
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VXI and PXI: Competitive or Complimentary? Executive Summary VXI has emerged as a powerful open architecture for automatic test systems in its short thirteen-year history. An evolving new standard for data acquisition and test called PXI has more recently gained a lot of attention. PXI marketers have been promoting PXI as a low cost replacement for VXI. This report examines the key diff...
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Architecture essays / Greece- A Moment Of Excellenc
In 5th century BCE Athens was at it s golden age. Drama, sculpting, poetry, philosophy, architecture, and science all reached new and exciting peaks. From 480 to 430 BC Athens was continually productive and successful. All these advances took place with the help of Pericles, an Athenian statesman with a collection of perceptions. Pericles lead to the addition of the acropolis. Acropolis was a...
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Architecture essays / The Palace Of Versailles
The Palace Of Versailles In order to understand the Palace at Versailles, one should be aware of the Architectural Analysis, the History of the Chateau, the Main Palace Buildings and Rooms, and the purpose of the Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles is located at Versailles, France, and was built in 1631 in the order of Louis XIII. It has served as the royal palace and numerous...
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Architecture essays / Renaissance Architecture
What were the achievements of Renaissance architecture? The era known to us as the Renaissance began approximately around the beginning of the fifteenth century, in Florence. The philosophy behind the whole movement is one of rebirth or the re-establishing of ancient classical culture. Following the collapse of the Roman civilization much of Europe fell into decline, losing a great deal of ...
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Architecture essays / Upper Room
When an artist displays a work of art in a public place such as Battery Park City, he or she must take into consideration the degree of interaction that may take place between the public and their work of art. When I spoke with the artist of The Upper Room, Ned Smyth, he explained his intention of the publics’ interaction with his sculpture was to be both physical and emotional. In th...
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Architecture essays / Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace During the 1800’s Great Britain’s empire stretched around the world, and with raw materials easily available to them this way, they inevitably began refining and manufacturing all stages of many new machines and other goods, distributing locally and globally. However, despite being the central ‘workshop of the world,’ Britain was not producing the highest quali...
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Frank Lloyd Wright was arguably one of the best architects of the 19th and 20th centuries. His works ranged from traditional buildings typical to the late 1800’s to ultramodern designs (Official Site 1). He had a great knowledge of the land and his buildings were practical in terms of their surroundings. Wright’s appreciation and love for nature was a key characteristic, and a...
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ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN UAE The geografical location of the UAE , helped in the easy transportation of craftsmen from neighbour countries especially Iran, India and Pakistan. They were professionals in building mosques, malls,neighbourhoods and palaces. We can see from the clear prints they’ve left in Dubai, Sharjah and some other contries in the UAE. The craftsmen used va...

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