What America and its people have come to know as an image of their country all started with a pen, paper, and approval from Congress in 1790. The White House, which is the home of the president and Executive Branch, imitates America 's Greek and Roman ideology with its neoclassical architecture. Designed by the brilliant architectural mind of a young Irish immigrant James Hoban, the White House has stood roughly as the same building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. for 200 years. From the first presidents, to today 's president, the White House has been a location of the U.S. Capital responsible for countless historical decisions. With the amount of time that the White House has been around, its history tells the story that rivals the most entertaining in literature.
This essay aims to compare the effectiveness of the intercultural links between The Great Gatsby movie with The Great Gatsby collection launched by Brooks Brothers in 2013 in London. The Great Gatsby is a classic novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which portrays the American culture in the 1920s. Within the novel, the characters belong to distinct social classes, the wealthy, contrasting new money and old money, living in the East and the West Eggs, in the outside New York city. Brooks Brothers is an American menswear brand, founded in 1818 in New York, selling expensive, high quality clothing and apparel to wealthy customers. A few days before the release of The Great Gatsby movie, in April 2013, Brooks Brothers launched a limited-edition
The next essay “The Urban Revolution” was by arguably the single most influential archaeologist of twentieth century, V. Gordon Childe. In this writing, he redefines the major eras of human development. Instead of using the traditional three ages of Stone, Bronze and Iron, Childe argues that development is better seen as occurring in the Paleolithic, Neolithic, urban, and
One of the largest painting Dali completed in this era. The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus stands a massive 14 feet tall by 9 feet wide. The painting was commissioned by Huntington Hartford, an American businessman, who was heir to the A&P Supermarket, for the opening of his museum, Gallery of Modern Art, in New York. The museum was located on Columbus circle, hence the inspiration for the subject of the painting. As
New forms of expression are shown through modernism. The modernism era began in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, after World War I. the studies that fostered modernism were psychological studies, physiological studies and studies in political theories, which can be shown through things like art. https://www.britannica.com/art/Modernism-art What makes modern art different from other art forms are the use of bright colors, new technologies and new materials. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/modern-art.htm One of the important movements in modernism is the movement of Impressionism, which took place between the 1870 's and the 1880 's. Impressionism started the idea of taking light and color to create a more
Discuss the context and the key principles of the Charter of Athens; assess its influence on late twentieth century urbanism, in a range of cities. The Charter of Athens was a modernist manifesto that was published in 1943 by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who had a major influence on urban planning and architecture after World War II. His work was heavily based upon Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse (Radiant City) book of 1935 that was written by the Congres International d’Architecture Moderne. The Charter got its name from the location of the fourth CIAM conference in 1933, which took place in Athens. The making of the Charter had the first vision that architects and planners could no longer work under the pressures of the industrialisaiton
And to be more specific, “modernism” can be thought to be referring as the philosophy of modern art. Modernism was also represented the uses of form, colour and line to create an abstract composition that exists out of visual reality. Sometimes, modern art was also considered to begin with Pablo Picasso, which in this sense “modern” was also associated with “avant-garde”. But during the late 19th century, the role of an artist starts to change dramatically. Suprematism was one of the art movements from the modernism time and Kazimir Malevich, who founded Suprematism in the year 1915 in Russia but he had already begun developing it as early as 1913.
Modernism- Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to an overarching movement, modern or just plainly evolving term, with its exact definition and scope varying widely. The term is often applied to modernist movements at the last or end of the 20th century, with efforts to reconcile the principles underlying architectural design with rapid technological advancement and the modernization of society. It would take the form of numerous movements, schools of design, and architectural styles, some in tension with one another, and often equally defying such classification. The term Modern architecture may be used to differentiate from Classical architecture following Vitruvian ideals, while it is also applied to various contemporary
The Dada movement was a modernist attitude which occurred mainly in New York and Western Europe between 1915-1923, examining suppositions of what art must be, and in what way it should be arranged. It was an influential avant-garde movement, resulting from the pervasive damage and carnage from World War 1. The Dadaists held that if a rational world can construct such devastation, then the rules that control a rational world no longer pertain. For that reason they embraced the absurd, intuitive, radical and abstract qualities - an attack on humanity’s acuity of the creative act. They communicated this credence through works of art which defied the models of conventional philosophy; critiquing the aesthetic experience of prevalent art and irradiating the follies of society.
1 INTRODUCTION Postmodernism is a complex term and set of ideas which has emerged as an area of study since the mid 1980s (Hassan 1981:30-37). Postmodernism is a concept that appears in a wide variety of disciplines including art, architecture, film, literature, fashion, and technology (Hassan 1981:30-37). Therefore, Postmodernism is best understood by outlining the modernist philosophy it replaced, the avant-garde who were active from the 1860s to the 1950s (Lizardo & Strand 2009:36-70). Therefore, from research one can justify that the different artists in the modern era were focused on essential, forward thinking approaches, concepts of technological positivity, and grand narratives of Western authority and progress. The article Re-learning
Goodheart goes in to depth about how the word skyscraper came about, saying it started when The Duke of Bedford had a grooms that named his race horse skyscraper. Then word then went on to be used as a ships rigging (1794), A high hat or bonnet (1800), a tall person (1857), and then in 1860 to describe a towering fly ball and was soon integrated into describing something reaching the sky. In order to have built these buildings they had to have the right resources, such as cheap, high quality structural steel. Goodheart describes all the different inventions that had to come before the skyscraper, such as the elevator. When the elevator was first invented by Elisha Graves Otis in 1854, he would rise above crowds on an open platform of wrought iron.
In 1947, a contest to design a structure that represented the western expansion of America was created by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association. The winner of the contest was architect Eero Saarinen, who designed a stainless steel arch that is now known as the Gateway Arch. The arch is located in St. Louis, Missouri and is 60 feet tall and was completed in 1965. (US National Park Services) Like many national landmarks, the arch is a symbol of our country and its growth. It is important that public money is used to keep this structure standing because it is a reminder of our history and brings visitors to the city which helps to keep people employed.
It started as an idea from L’Enfant in 1791. A stone from Bethlehem became the foundation stone. The construction of the National Cathedral began in 1907 and took eighty-three years to build, finally finishing in 1990 (History Staff). Another great historic site is Ford’s Theatre. It is where John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.