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Architecture

Modern Art vs Classical Art

The works of ‘The Design and Making of Stonehenge and ‘The Great Stupa at Sanchi’, are extreme examples of megalith stonework that is seen by many to be mystical and spiritual in nature given the immense complexity required for a seemingly non-technological society to engineer and fashion together the stone...

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Cathedral of Saint Michael’s in Hildesheim

Of the many different works completed under the patronage of the Frankish Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, perhaps one of the most well-known is the Cathedral of Saint Michael’s at Hildesheim. Treasures from within this time period were on display at the Met earlier this year (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013);...

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American Monument

The list of American National Monuments can be found on a website maintained by Wm. Robert Johnston (Johnston). Of these national monuments, the Statue of Liberty may be the most famous but relatively few Americans are aware of another national monument near Statue of Liberty called Governors Island. Even though...

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Building of the Three Gorges Dam

There has to be some code of ethics, which stipulate the level of professionalism in any profession. An individual is required to meet these standards before enrollment. The definition of ethics could revolve around the datum that moral principles guide the employees to know distasteful conducts in an organization. Professional...

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Christ Church in Philadelphia

As a part of this assignment, I visited Christ Church in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1695, and played an important role in the establishment of the American Protestant Episcopal Church. As to the building itself, the church represents the Georgian architectural style. For instance, Christ church in Philadelphia reflects...

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George E. Merrick & the Development of Coral Gables

George E. Merrick has become a rather famous historical figure in the real estate development community for his contributions to the field in the United States during the 1920’s. Merrick became responsible for the planning and construction of the entire city of Coral Gables, Florida in Miami-Dade County, a city...

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Architectural Element and its Urban Context

Urbanism seeks to monitor the process through which cities and towns develop. In most cities, the architectural elements used in construction give the town originality and identity. Thisis done through unique aspects and details, which in unison create the architectural forms of structures.Additionally, architectural elements create diversity and motivate competition...

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Theme Parks

A theme park is a type of an amusement park. An amusement park is a commercially operated park that offers various forms of entertainment that includes arcade games, roller coasters, performers, souvenirs, as well as food and drinks (Tucholka and Steffanie). However, the settings and attractions of theme parks have...

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Frank O. Gehry

Considering Frank O. Gehry, it is important to indicate that he was born in Toronto; and, indisputably, the time he spent in Canada “had some remarkable quirks” (Weber). However, in 1947 he moved Los Angeles and became entirely involved into a profoundly complex framework of the U.S. society. To be...

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Professional Architects And Designers For Inspiration

Gherkin City HallThe main architect who designed the iconic Gherkin City Hall was Sir Norman Foster alongside other partners from his architectural firm. Other notable designers include Arup and Skanska who were the main engineers and main contractors respectively. The skyscraper’s construction occurred between 2001 and 2003 with an aim...

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Field Trip Reports: Hindu Temple

Our visit to the Hindu Temple gave me a whole new perspective on the practices of Hinduism and provided me the chance to see a visual representation of its many gods and learn and about their characteristics. Before starting the tour, our tour guide, Mohan, greeted us with a traditional...

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American Artifact: Saint Luke’s Church

Cultures are an integral part of every society since they indicate how people function, perceive their environments, and apply their creativity to express themselves. Although it sounds simplistic, cultures are complex organisms that influence belief, knowledge, art, morals, customs, and laws that influence habits and capabilities acquired by specific members...

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Art History: History of Greek & Roman Art and Architecture

As long as the life of Ancient Greeks was inseparable from their religious beliefs, the whole body of their culture was based on mythology. Both Greek art and architecture were expected to be informative and inspiring. As Greek Civilization flourished, its artists depicted scenes from epic poems and legends in...

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Greek and Roman Architecture

Ancient Greek architecture is characterised by its focus on logic and order, which prioritised function over decoration, and which used mathematical principles in the design of the aesthetic decorative elements. One of the most interesting effects of this unified logical approach to architectural design is that it produced a style...

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Le Corbusier Works And Furniture Design

The research paper focuses on ‘Pavillon L’Esprit Nouveau’ as a quintessence of Le Corbusier conceptualization of modern architecture and design. The great master and father of modernism proved the efficiency of simplicity, functionality, spaciousness, fluidity, beauty and free movement in a living space. Today, Corbusier’s approach serves as fundamental guideline...

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Gamble House

The Gamble House was designed in the first decade of the 20th century by famous architects Greene and Greene. The Gamble House is an epitome of craftsman architecture that preserves original furnishings as the fore-architects engineered them. Daily tours to this Arts and Crafts home vary with the last one...

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Immateriality in Architecture

There is often a difference between the architectural theory and practice. The theory incorporates elements of abstraction, immateriality, and virtuality (Mori, 2012). However, architectural practice remains deeply rooted in the material properties. On its part, immateriality in architecture deals with the reduction of both the physical and immaterial worlds. It...

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Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library (BPL) is recognized as one of the free municipal libraries in the US. Although the library was expected to be established in 1848, it was not constructed until 1852 ordinance (BPL par 1). It was opened in 1954 when it had a collection of 138 periodicals. It...

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Sydney Opera House

During the nineteenth century, the opera event started in Australia. The reason behind the opera event was due to the introduction of the semi-operas to the theatres that were owned by the colonial powers in Australia (Aitchison 309). During the colonial period, various renowned music oriented people started building theatres...

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History of Prisons

One of the most controversial social institutions in terms of both necessity and the proper management of the system is that of the prison system. Nearly every civilization that has been documented throughout history has had some form of a penal system out of necessity as the laws began to...

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