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Church of Light as a Proof That Modern Art Can Embody and Represent Spirituality
ARTH Modern architecture tends to evoke notions of simplicity and spaciousness given that modern architects prefer to use simple materials and very little ornament. Since, many famous churches belong to Gothic, Romanesque, or other highly decorative architecture style, the impression that churches should maintain somew...
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The Acropolis and the Parthenon - the Most Sacred and Extraordinary Part of Athens
Centuries after its glory days, the Acropolis remains an important and extraordinary part of Athens, and the Parthenon is the most noteworthy aspect of the holy hill. A temple dedicated the patron goddess of the city, Athena, it holds both religious and political significance. Through its function, interior treasures, and...
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The Meaning behind the Monuments in the World
Meanings behind Monuments Throughout the centuries, monuments have served as efficient ways to honor a variety of people, places and events. The most famous memorial monuments are often the ones that represent the most respected occurrences in history. A monument is only as important as what it is dedicated to. Before cr...
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The Definition of Palaces in Ancient Monumental Architecture Sites of Protopalatial Period and the Neopalatial Period
The definition of “palace” has become somewhat skewed in the modern interpretation of the word. It can be loosely or rigidly defined. While looking at Minoan architecture, especially the larger buildings built in city centers through the years 1900-1170 BC, it is advantageous to create a term that fulfills a happy medium. C...
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A Comparison of the Parthenon and Stonehenge
Comparison of Sacred Spaces The two sacred architectural wonders analyzed in this assignment are the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. This decision stems from my ever-growing fascination with both countries of origin of the two constructions that will be discussed in the following report....
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The Purpose of Monument Commemorating the Lives of 15,000 African-Americans
The African Burial Ground was discovered in 1992 and created a great controversy in the African American community, over 400 bodies were found during the plan to build a federal building in the same area. It was declared that there were too many bodies for the area to be fully excavated. After uproar for the handling of the...
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A Look into the Future of New York City
This article talks about the end of civilizations by “natural disasters” more specifically how New York City in time will be completely submerged underwater. Piazza San Marco in Venice is the city of focus and how NYC will turn into this whether it’s in 50, 100, or 200 years. Our nation has already suffered natural disaster...
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The Important Role of Gothic Cathedrals During the Medieval Period
Gothic Cathedrals play an important role during the medieval time period. The construction of many Cathedrals took place between 1170 and 1270. One of the purposes of the Cathedral is an administrative seat for the bishop. Cathedrals can also be seen as the site of ecclesiastical authority and as an education center for the...
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The Pantheon, the Largest Un-Reinforced Concrete Dome in the World From the Roman Empire Era
A cultural landmark and milestone for not just the Roman Empire, but for all of humankind is the Pantheon, one of the most well preserved buildings in Rome. The ancient Roman temple is a house to close to two millennia of history and art, kept well preserved throughout the ages. The Pantheon continues to hold the record for...
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A Description of the Landmark Center and the Surrounding Area
Positioned between Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical Area, the Landmark Center serves as a hub for both shopping and pedestrian traffic. Its facilities take up about one block of the urban landscape across from the western portion of The Riverway. Its concrete composition and the construction currently being undertaken...
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A Comparison of the Romanesque and Gothic Architecture
At first glance it seems that Romanesque and gothic architecture could
not differ more. Romanesque architecture features heavy barrel vaults,
requires thick walls for support and leaves little room for stained-glass
windows while gothic architecture boasts lighter vaults, allows for thin
walls and leaves room for the beauty...
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The History of Architecture in Saudi Arabia and the Masmak Fort
Introduction Masmak fort takes us back to the history of Saudi Arabia. The fort was built on older traditional Najd structural engineering. The general appearance of the stronghold is symmetrical with four tours connected by impervious red block dividers. The structure was built in 1865 which was followed by renovations i...
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A History of the Trinity Churches in New York City
There are some estimates that claim there are over 2,000 religious denominations in the United States alone. Modern “Christendom” is full of the names of different people and groups spanning two millennia (Study of Denominations). As one of the largest growing faiths, Christianity, is one of those religions that have been s...
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The Manhattan Church of Christ in New York City
One of the greatest constitutional rights given to the American people is the freedom to religion. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Since the founding of our country, where some people deliberately came to the country in search of religious freed...
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The History of the Hoover Dam Bridge
The Hoover Dam Bridge The Hoover Dam Bridge is a type of arch bridge that is found in the United States of America. The construction of the bridge was finished in October 2010 and connects Nevada and Arizona where it creates a route that is faster across the river. The building of the dam was initiated by the Arizona and N...
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A Discussion on the Special Significance of Monuments
When visiting a monument, whether for a historically significant person or event, it is usually one of our more memorable experiences. The realization dawns on us that monuments cannot be erected overnight; such projects take careful contemplation and planning. For those who design it, they must consider several elements, o...
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The Educational and Entertainment Value of the Parthenon, Chartres Cathedral, Petronas Towers, and Michael C. Carlos Museum
Everyone needs a purpose to develop, mature, and succeed. In architecture the same thing applies, every buildings need a purpose. Louis Kahn definitely askes one of the most fundamental question of architecture, what is the purpose of a building? Throughout the course, we have studied buildings that had significant contribu...
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An Introduction to the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven
As you walk along Grove Street in New Haven, perhaps on your way from Commons to Payne-Whitney Gym, a looming brownstone gate emerges from behind trees and parked cars, unapologetically contrasting with the conventional, nonthreatening buildings nearby. Designed in the Egyptian Revival style, complete with ornate pillars an...
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The Origin and Importance of Kiva in a Culture
The kiva is a special reason ceremonial buildings that are used by the
early and ancient puebloan people in southwest area of America (Marit, 23).
The kiva was established by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical
society at around 1930. The kiva was founded as an outlet of publicizing
the archaeological work...
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The Life and Architectural Work of Filippo Brunelleschi on the Florence Cathedral
Florence is a thriving modern city that produces great views, great foods, and great wines. Tourism is by far the most significant industry, however, with the tourist population outnumbering the local population from April through October. As the biggest concentration of art in the world (proportionate to its size), Florenc...
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The History and Importance of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is more than a landmark. She is a darling
companion, a living image of flexibility to millions around the globe.
These displays are a tribute to the general population who made her, to the
individuals who fabricated and paid for her, to the beliefs she speaks to,
and to the trusts she rouses. ('The Sta...
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The Cultural and Urban Impact of a 3rd Bridge on Bosphorus
The Cultural and Urban Impact of a 3rd Bridge on Bosphorus Throughout the history, İstanbul and the Bosphorus have been a very popular way to pass through, as it lies in a very important place, where continents meet. Even the times of B.C. people tried to pass the strait, namely the İstanbul Strait or the Bosphorus. In man...
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A Discussion on the Issues With Romanesque Architecture Regarding the Matters of Lighting
On the Issues with Romanesque Architecture Regarding the Matters of Lighting and Attempts to Overcome the Issues in the Romanesque Era Ever since the descendants of Frankish Kingdom began their own journey to make the “Frankish adaptation” of Roman basilicas from antiquity, Romanesque architecture went through a notewort...
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The Creation of the NASCAR Track in Anniston, Alabama
‘Dega Baby! After constructing Daytona International Speedway with great success, Bill France decided he needed to go even bigger and faster in order for the sport to gain more excitement and thus attention. When looking for a location, France, being the fantastic promotional and business mind that he was, wanted the tra...
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A Study of the Romanian Athenaeum
The Romanian Athenaeum: A Reflection of the West Constructed over a span of two years and completed in 1888, the Romanian Athenaeum of Bucharest has long served as a symbol of Romanian culture, history, and nationalism. Designed by the French architect Albert Galleron of Paris, the Athenaeum was built in the Neoclassica...
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