Gene Brucker offers insight into the lives and minds of 15th century Italy through a court case about Giovanni and Lusanna’s involving the legality of their marriage. He utilized several primary sources to provide a descriptive narrative of this case. Even though Brucker used primary sources, primarily notarial sources, these show clear evidence of bias, and in turn these biases are reflected in his work. To begin with, Brucker’s primary material falls into the legal category, notarial sources, from Ser Filippo Mazzaei. Although these legal works supply the evidence and court battle that occurred, these don’t provide a clear voice to the defendant, Giovanni, nor the plaintiff, Lusanna.
In this paper, the studies of Eduardo Moctezuma and Cecilia F. Klein will be juxtaposed and differentiated. The Templo Mayor had two buildings and a ball court and initiated in 1325. It is believed that the Templo Mayor was about ninety feet tall. Surrounded by a snake wall, The Templo Mayor was built in the center, where the
Chica Da Silva Chica da Silva was a freed slave living in Brazil during the eighteen century. While there are many false myths and stereotypes connected to Chica, Furtado’s biography’s goal was to find out the truth. To not only discover what Chica Da Silva was really like, but to also defend her people from the stereotypes that have followed them for many years. Furtado took a different approach to researching the famous freed slave. Instead of using popular beliefs and myths to make assumptions on what Chica must have been like based on her race and family background.
Rodriguez and Alexie have quite some similarities and differences in both of their passages they 've written. Rodriguez comes from a Spanish family that he wasn 't really close, and he obtained degrees from both Stanford and Columbia University. He learned to read from a nun at his school when he was a child. Alexie comes from an Indian family that lived and still lives on an Indian Reservation in Washington. He learned to read from a Superman comic book.
2005. “Living on the Edge in Leonardo’s Florence: Selected Essays.” 1st ed. University of California Press. “Living on the Edge in Leonardo’s Florence: Selected Essays”, written by Gene Brucker gives an overview of the Italian History.
The Pantheon and Brunelleschi 's Dome in Florence both share a common idea of the dome in ancient history. They were built and different times, the Pantheon and Brunelleschi 's Dome differ in both design and architecture. This paper is going to analyze the Pantheon in Rome and Brunelleschi 's Dome in terms of their constructional and design techniques, and their historical circumstances of the construction of them both. The Pantheon is one of the remaining and properly maintained buildings of the first century.
He also uses the Ten Books on Architecture written by Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) to show Brunelleschi’s architecture and mathematical perspective to us. He uses footnotes to justify his statements he makes and does not provide a bibliography, but in the end of the book he does accredit all the pictures he has in his book. I do believe this book is very valuable to historians seeking to understand the past because this book shows how important and influential was this era of innovation and “new way of thinking”. The author does not show any prejudicial in any way and the author successfully fulfills his
However, as part of the suspected reason for the downfall of the Roman Empire warfare was not far from this particular costal town, which suffered heavily from the Gothic arm passing through its territory. As a coastal city Luna suffered a slow decline from the Mediterranean trade, it was during the fourth and fifth centuries that the quarries were abandoned for seven hundred years. It was also around the same time that we find archaeological findings that provide evidence of the downfall of the roman cities. Many of their great inventions were destroyed such as the aqueducts, sewage systems and the stone houses. For cities that were built upon mortared stones and marble, with the abandonment of these mines, settlements began using wood, thatch and beaten earth.
Circulation around the building was discouraged by gardens and on each side of the four facades were extended freestanding walls to help reinforce the impression. The main entrance facade had fluted columns which were taken directly from Palladio’s drawings, found in the Quattro libri. A double-ramped stairway was designed that led to the portico and the basement represented a style of vermiculation. Vermiculation is a form of surface rustication shown as carvings or finishings in building stones.
I began my research under the notion that the desire to attain ‘special’ exists in the field of design. Over the past few decades, within various contexts ranging from product design to graphic design, the term ‘special’ is used as a catch-all phrase which seems to have become omnipresent. Creating ‘special’ products is what some designers assume design is about. Encouraged by glossy lifestyle magazines and marketing departments, design appears to be a competition that is continually producing novel products to generate consumers’ attention and media coverage. However, as Donald Norman claims in his book- The Design of Everyday Things- the ‘special’ products, in fact, are playing out a fantasy far removed from daily life, screaming out
New designs have been adopted since the onset of architecture, and thus, with the concentration of a history of architecture, new phenomenon and innovations are realized that would help in further explanation and address of other necessities in the same sector. A concentration in the History of architecture and landscape architecture as a course incorporates more than one element of
Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish architect who lived during the Art-Nouveau era and created buildings of the Art-Nouveau style. “Seven properties built by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) in or near Barcelona testify to Gaudí’s exceptional creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These monuments represent an eclectic, as well as a very personal, style which was given free reign in the design of gardens, sculpture and all decorative arts, as well as architecture. The seven buildings are: Parque Güell; Palacio Güell; Casa Mila; Casa Vicens; Gaudí’s work on the Nativity façade and Crypt of La Sagrada Familia; Casa Batlló; Crypt in Colonia Güell.” (Centre).
This short story called, “El Hoyo,” by Mario Suarez is about community and fellowship. It is written in a way that reminds me of home because they are accepting with each other. The story takes place in Arizona and describes the way the houses are made. They are made with wood and abandon car parts. This shows me that it isn’t the most attractive place to live.
A civilization’s architecture not only shows the artistic skills of its designers and builders but also the functionality of its engineers, the power of its government, and the inventiveness of its people. Architecture was a crucial element to the success of two major cites in Europe, Rome and Athens. Each city had structures consisting of formal architecture like temples and basilicas showing the influence that its leaders had over each city, while utilitarian buildings like bridges and aqueducts helped build communication between distant cities throughout each empire. Though architecture as a whole was an important role in unifying the cities, the architecture design within each illustrates the similarities and differences between two.
Perspective is considered one of the most important aspects of Renaissance art. Artists such as Masaccio, Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael made the use of this device in many of their work. Thanks to Filippo Brunelleschi, who ‘invented’ and developed this technique called one point linear perspective. The intention of perspective in Renaissance art is to depict reality, reality being the ‘truth’. By simulating the three dimensional space on a flat surface, we in fact incorporate this element of realism into it.