Architectural style Essays

  • Essay On Romanesque Architecture

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    Introduction Romanesque architecture started around 1000 to 1200 AD around the middle ages, extending from the decline of the Roman Empire until the begging of gothic architecture. It is one of the most influenced styles of architecture but also one of the most hard to characterize. Unlike other styles it developed independently in diverse locations such as Italy, Spain, England and France. Its characteristics come from the ancient roman architecture that developed into bigger prettier and more complex constructions

  • Didactic Design

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    1137 and 1160 and survived the fire of 1194 that burnt its original church (Aubrey,2013). Because it survived it was considered holy, it is also a very beautiful window and therefore was used in the Chartres Cathedral that was built in the Gothic style some years after the fire.( Aubrey, 2013). La Belle Verrière still exists in Chartres cathedral and is surrounded by Gothic stained glass pieces to fill the space of the enormous Gothic windows (because it was made for a much smaller Romanesque styled

  • Kropp Architectural Style

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    Suburban Style,” Phoebe Kropp discusses the emergence of the Spanish colonial style in Southern California. This architectural style became the signature style of this region as many communities began to build that architecture. Kropp uses the San Diego community of Rancho Santa Fe to argue how this style has been taken advantage of by Anglo American’s as they have used it in their modern communities. Kropp addresses that while these communities have adapted the Spanish colonial architectural style they

  • MYP: Intertextual Analysis

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    cultures and find similarities of the cultures and find the reasons why they are similar, but then I changed my project to research architecture in different areas, I picked 3 major areas with completely different architecture style and researched the different types of architectural type in that area and how the architecture changed over time in that area. I picked personal and cultural exploration as my global context. Picking this context changes the way I did my project before the global context,

  • Notre-Dame Basilica Analysis

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    Introduction Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most famous antique architecture works in Vietnam that were built during the time of French colonisation, that is nowadays a religious venue as well as a tourist attraction. It is special not only because of its long-lasting Romanesque-Gothic beauty that pops up in the middle of a busy boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, but also because it has been standing for 135 years, witnessing the ups and downs in the history of Vietnam; how French colonialists

  • Notre Dame De Paris Research Paper

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    The history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris has been filled with everlasting vibrant significance. It has had a life comparable to that of a Christian’s- tough, relatable, and prosperous. First commissioned by Bishop Maurice de sully in 1163, the building phase became a one-hundred and eighty yearlong pilgrimage. The bones of the building were not completed until 1345. Even then the project was not truly finished, as more has since been added to the edifice, while encountering historical events

  • The Defining Characteristics of Baroque and Rococo Styles

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    through analysis of examples of furniture and product design, how historical, social and religious transformations affected design style and philosophy during those eras. Moreover, this essay will address the concept of absolutism and its impact on design at the time; the evolutionary nature of design styles; and explore defining characteristics of the Baroque and Rococo styles. This essay will make use of the following examples of furniture and product design that, due to their characteristic representation

  • Architectural Style In Early America

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    architecture has been heavily influenced by European models. Settlers incorporated architectural styles from their native country to design their own style of architecture. The diversity of early American settlers caused many variations of the style. They made use of the materials available in addition to architectural features suited to their individual climates. Georgian is the most common type of architectural style in early America. Georgian homes can find their roots in both the “Italian Renaissance

  • William The Conqueror Analysis

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    • The historical importance of the phrase simony is that it is a practice in which bishops sold positions in the Church. • The historical significance of the word Gothic is that it is a new style of architecture that evolved throughout Medieval Europe. Gothic architecture had vaults that supported the roof 's weight, buttresses that transferred weight to exterior walls, pointed arches that framed glass stained windows, and tall spires that seemed to be pointing to heaven. • The historical importance

  • Jamb Figures In Cathedrals

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    The architectures of Charters Cathedral and Saint Denis are very distinctive because of their portals. On the other hand, Charters and Saint Denis have similar jamb figures, but Charters went through drastic changes on their figures to indicate peculiar detail. The jamb figures of Saint Denis and Charters Cathedral both have jamb figures being involved in the entrances of their cathedrals. According to Penelope J.E Davies 's Janson 's History of Art, "Tall figures attached to columns flanked the

  • Greek-Roman Empire Dress

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    The Empire style dress originated in the years 1800-1815 and was apart of Neoclassical fashion. The Europeans were inspired by Greco-Roman art, which reflected in their fashions of loose fitting rectangular (column like) tunics called chitons by the Greeks, with a empire waist. The idea of the under the bust waist came from the ancient greeks wearing their peplos and belted directly under the bust, which had a dual purpose of providing comfort and support for the chest. Ladies of the empire period

  • How Did America's Culture Change Between 1860 And 1860?

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    changed many times and is still changing today. Look back to the times during the Civil War. Clothing was being morphed throughout the decade into different styles and fashions depending on the location of where the people lived such as towns or rural areas. Architecture in the 1860s also had varieties of styles such as the Victorian style. Agriculture and transportation were also, a major part in the culture of the 1860s and they were closely connected to each other and the root of the country’s

  • Art Nouveau Architectural Style

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    “To truly understand any architectural style (and I am going to confine this essay to architecture),you have to see it in its context and, if you do this thoroughly with Art Nouveau, it shakes off the accusation of lack of robustness. It was born into the febrile atmosphere of the late

  • Gothic Influenced Themes

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    The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is an exemplary example of an Oxford structure employing Gothic-influenced themes. Since Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages, you would expect to discuss a cathedral. However, even though the Gothic era had ended some three hundred years prior, Henry Acland’s visually stunning as well as artifact-rich neo-Gothic Oxford University Museum of Natural History is captivating in capturing

  • Architectural Trends And Styles In Ancient Greek Architecture

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    The ancient Greek artists were relentless in their pursuit of excellence. They developed changes and improved existing artistic trends and styles. Because of this intense passion of the arts Greek architecture evolved over the course a few centuries displaying the ideals of human beauty and architectural design that continue to influence today’s modern civilizations. One structure that represents Greek architecture at its best are Greek temples. Initially built up sites throughout Greece were called

  • My Interest In Landscape Architecture

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    Ever since I heard of landscape architecture and what landscape architects do, it has always been my only ambition because it incorporates my passions and hobbies into study and eventually a job. From a young age, I have always loved design, art, photography, nature and outdoor spaces all of which are points of interests and skills that landscape architects require. In my previous studies, related subjects to landscape architecture that I have studied and have had a keen interest in were IGCSE

  • Urban Sprawl Literature Review

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    Urban sprawl is defined as the expansion of metropolitan areas into urban surrounding areas, often due to the rapid population growth within a city. As a result of urban sprawl there has been an increase in traffic, health issues, environmental issues and public expenditure, due to migration away from the city centre and this affects its functionality as a human community. Since 1930 literature has discussed the concept of compact cities as the ideal city. The term Compact City originated in the

  • Critical Analysis Of Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself

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    In Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself’, one can appreciate the poem properly by understanding the poem’s voice, imagery, figures of speech, symbols, word choice, and theme. To understand it though requires a great deal of thought to arrive to the meaning behind the writing. Especially since this poem was written in the nineteenth century and is written in a very loose structure and free verse. Firstly, the speaker of the poem is an individual, Walt Whitman himself, as seen by the repetition of “I”

  • Guilt And Conscience In Macbeth Analysis

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    This masterpiece written by Shakespeare was first performed in 1605, (1605 being the same year as the Gunpowder Plot, having a vast link to Macbeth). Shakespeare's main intention behind writing this play was to exemplify the brutal consequences of attempting to overthrow the monarchy. The theme of guilt and conscience is firmly elaborated within the play, seen greatly through the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth along with the good use of technical devices and evocative imagery. As a result

  • A Gathering Of Old Men Character Analysis

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    In the novel A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest J. Gaines, there exists a narrative relating the tensions of racial division in the modern South exists. It describes the effort of a wealthy white woman to protect her father figure by assembling a large group of elderly African American men. It is delivered through the perspectives of many different characters. However, as the novel progresses, the seemingly philanthropic, white protagonist, Candy Marshall, is revealed to be somewhat selfish and inspired