Many architects and historians debate about Gothic and Classical architectures. In my point of view, Gothic architecture is more likely an evolvement of Classical architecture. Dating back to the 1100s-1200s, building skills were extremely limited. Stone buildings were mostly rudimentary-damp, dark and cold. However, Gothic architecture led a way to avoid those unpleasant problems and created light, pleasant and airy buildings.
Its characteristics include manipulating and fragmenting the surface, the use of non-rectilinear shapes that distorts the conventional methods and mechanics of the structure and enclosure of a building. Deconstruction challenges all forms of traditional design by juxtaposing elements that contradict each other to challenge the conventional norms of harmony and continuity. Zaha is the epitome representation to capture the zeitgeist of deconstruction. Her designs are bold, organic, contemporary and innovative. These outburst in design are rooted back to her growing up in a
Abstract The purpose of this research is a comparative study of the two selected architects which both were philosophical opponents of Modernism and Postmodernism expressed their own exclusive architectural designs. These two architects respectively are Mies Van der Rohe and Robert Venturi. Mies Van der Rohe was more looking for simple design with functionality and rationality. In this case, this report studies his architectural work, Farnsworth house which demonstrate his philosophy. Moreover, Robert Venturi tends to refer to style and tradition belief, so the philosophy of him being defined through his architectural work, Vanna Venturi House.
No interpretation is definitely more suitable regarding the overall meaning; any form of interpretation contributes to the creation of the text. Similarly, postmodern art expresses a broader concept by focusing more in terms of utility and form. Postmodernists not only critique and reject a singular interpretation; they also focused less on traditional ideals and forms. Indeed, it is hard to provide a set definition to postmodern art, since pieces often stressed diversity, imagination, and originality above all other concepts and are unique in its own way. In many ways, postmodernism is perceived as a direct contrast to modernism and postmodern artists embody a large sense of rebellion seen explicitly in their works.
Their forms only relate to their inner necessity. Their inner law determines their ”Gestalt”. In that case we have to understand the anti-baroque plan, in which new relationship of all parts, parts to each other and parts in relationship to their whole are formed until in the end no parts exist anymore, but only autonomous objects. With this view architecture works for itself and can be justify only by its existence and not by some relationships with its function and form, which remove either the formal or the functional approach to architecture. Which introduce a new interpretation of “death of the architect” in a battle with an autonomous architectural
Nevertheless, “in a global array of children 's merchandise and play things, the Disney Princess franchise stands out” (Wohlwend 57). One might argue that Disney created a row of multiethnic heroines, such as the Chinese war heroine Mulan or the native American princess Pocahontas. But also here we can find counterarguments. Pocahontas’ body for example is not orientated on the natural features of native Americans. Rather, it is a collage of diverse ethnicities from all over the world: “Pocahontas becomes an historically-impossible multiethnic body” (Edwards 151).
It is well-known fact that Disney characters doesn’t fit to reality they were they lived. It seems to be reasonable argument that famous producer wanted to create characters who would be likely more understandable for nowadays society. Generally speaking when we think of Disney animated films the first view which came to our mind is pretty princes. For the sake of discussion,
The term postmodernism has been used variably to refer to what are interpreted as major changes in the way the contemporary world can and ought to be represented. The term, introduced from architecture and art criticism which then passed into philosophy and literary studies, has now become something of a common place in social sciences. Postmodernism, however, is not a natural kind nor a material artifact. It isn't even a theory, that is to say, a work of intellectual architecture, freestanding and well-founded. Instead it bears the signature of an intellectuals' movement: the "ism" ending.
Era of the iconic buildings started with the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao and interest for these kinds of buildings, as we said, decreased after recession. There were, of course, iconic buildings before Gehry’s museum and there are and will be iconic buildings designed after 2008, but it was in this approximately ten years that iconicity in architecture was at its highest. After the crisis it seems like sustainability together with new technology is taking the position of the absolute imperative in design. The recession is forcing a reconsideration of what is planned and built in the past years. As architecture critic Cathleen McGuigan announced: “The trophy building is so over.
As Barbara Bloemink stated in “Design ≠ Art” (2004), it is the contradiction and inherent truth of this duality – that design and art are simultaneously both different and the same – that enables us to gain new perspective on, and insight into, both, and to discover previously “invisible” work that falls somewhere in between. The definition of each, art and design, sets them apart. Design is a plan or drawing produced to establish the look and function or works of a building, garment, or other object before it is made. Whereas, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Despite these two definitions being intrinsically different, they however indubitably share closely related concepts.