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Victorian Architecture - Victorian Architecture During the Victorian period, there was a revival of classical (Greek and Roman), Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Romantic architects replicated Greek and Roman buildings, which were revered as the ultimate examples of beauty (Sporre 487; Tansey 932). Increased nationalism in England also sparked a revival of Gothic architecture. After the Houses of Parliament burnt down in London (1834), the task of redesign the new building was assigned to Charles A. Barry and Augustus W....   [tags: Architecture]
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Gothic Architecture - Gothic and Romanesque Style Arch. Represented primarily through cathedrals, Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture were some of the few symbols of civilization in the poverty stricken and often depressing Middle Ages. These cathedrals represented faith, dedication, and cooperation; a sane place in a world of anarchy. Gothic and Romanesque styles of architecture were related in various ways, yet they also contrasted in style in some ways. Romanesque and Gothic architecture, although having many similarities, also have many differences....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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Architecture of the "Food Street" in Lahore, Pakistan - The alley known as the "FOOD STREET" in Lahore, Pakistan, is lined with partly defaced, multi-storey houses build in the first half of the nineteenth century. Most of the houses are in a depleted and worn-out state. When one really observes the building closely, only then can you imagine, the state of these buildings at its prime. A private citizens committee with donations and government help has tried to restore the pre-independence architecture, but it has been a really poor effort. Since the Food Street comes to life at night, the defaced buildings and the really bad renovation work is hidden, in the darkness....   [tags: Architecture] 367 words
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Architecture of the 1920s - ARCHITECTURE IN THE TWENTIES For the United States the Twenties was a time to flourish and enjoy the common wealth, but unlike everything else, architecture was in a creative slump. many artists were having difficulty in depicting a "style" for the new era. Many new technological advances were occuring through the steel industry and the discovery of glass. The architects of this period wanted to incorporate those advances in their designs, thus bringing forth an experimental period. With architects from different backgrounds and cultures working to produce a masterpiece the International Style was created....   [tags: Architecture]
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Essay Outline on African Architecture - The reason I choose this title is that African Architecture has a close connection to nature, and the two cannot be separated. - African Architecture is an extension of Nature because it does not attempt to disturb or separate itself from nature. Instead, it attempts to complement nature and employ natural resources to accomplish its purpose. Context/Connection to Class: Context- The purpose of this presentation is to inform my fellow classmates about the main concepts that inspire African Architecture and to show how these concepts can have effective applications in modern society....   [tags: Architecture] 440 words
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Trends in Computer Architecture - Trends in Computer Architecture Since the introduction of the first computer, the search for computer architecture that is faster, smaller, and more efficient has been a constant goal of the computer industry. The first computers were large, heavy machines composed of thousands of vacuum tubes. The development of the transistor created the next evolution in computer architecture, the microchip. This is the architecture used in the current generation of computers. Like its vacuum tube predecessor, this architecture of utilizing transistors, can only go so far....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Types of Islamic Architecture - Muslims have derived their architecture style from the Byzantines, the Copts, Romans, and the Sassanids. The types of Islamic architecture are the Mosque, the Tomb, the Palace, and the Fort. Islamic architectural style developed soon after the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Example may be known with the completion of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It featured interior vaulted spaces, a circular dome, and the use of decorative pattern. The art of building was popular. ​ Islamic artchitecture forbids any use of symbolic art such as statues, paintings, or other representations of living things....   [tags: origins, mosque, tomb, palace] 520 words
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Roman and Islamic Art and Architecture - When walking around a city, you may notice that the architecture and art look similar to other works. Many of these designs have changed along the course of history and time whilst others have not. The designs that many people still see in society and day to day living is from two of the many cultures of the old civilizations, Roman and Islamic. The art and architecture forms from the Islamic and Roman cultures have many comparisons and contrasts between them. They, the Islamic and Roman nations, have both adopted from other cultures and have made their own discoveries in the art and architecture worlds....   [tags: culture, adopted, traditions, society, concrete] 527 words
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The Seven Different Styles of Gothic Architecture - Gothic architecture Name Institutional affiliation Gothic architecture, also known as the eastern style of architecture fits for large structures, where it can be done in total perfection. It was developed due to common architectural problems experienced during the medieval times. Gothic architecture possessed a high rank of learning in attempts by several European writers to trace its derivation, but these attempts have not led to any clear results. Its distinguishing features seem to consist of two particulars, the effect of the terminating parts in a point and the perpendicular line....   [tags: architecture, style, problems, characteristic]
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Post Modernism in Architecture - An architect’s goal is to design appropriately to the time. In the mid to late twentieth century post-modernist such as Venturi found the purism and oversimplification of modernism lacking. Venturi recognized that the world is not simple in nature, but full of complexity and contradictions. Post-modernists aim for an implicit richness of meaning through complexity and contradiction rather than an oversimplified blatant clarity of meaning. A building is basically comprised of a variety of paradoxes, such as outdoor and indoor, primary spaces and secondary space and so on....   [tags: contradictions, design, complexity] 545 words
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Enterprise IT Architecture - Zachman was one of the pioneers of enterprise IT architecture. His article, "Business Systems Planning and Business Information Control Study: A comparison”, was an early effort to suggest that businesses should think more carefully about how they integrated systems and data. He used the analogy of architecture, since, as Hurley and Tompkins summarise, “each stage in the building of a house requires different levels of detail. At each stage, decisions need to be made about what materials compromise the product, how it will work, where the components are located, who is involved, when tasks need to be completed, and why they are important” (Hurley and Tompkins, 1999:76)....   [tags: Architecture]
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Data Warehouse Architecture - In order to store something, data should be collected first. Conducting interviews and distributing questionnaires are the most common and simplest techniques in collecting data. These techniques are useful in investigating a specific subject especially if there are no original data available. This is generally known as the collection of primary data. Before data can be used, data needs to be transformed to fit the present needs (TimeWeb, 2010). Checking for errors, making critical summary and accurate analysis is necessary in gathering and reporting data because a simple mistake in the process could lead to the distortion of the meaning and value of its original form....   [tags: Architecture] 569 words
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Architecture, Building and Construction - The things I learned about architecture are that if you want to practice architecture you must have experience with building structures. If you want to build a structure you must start building small structures so that they could see you have experience. When you become an architect you are full protected by the government. So when something goes wrong you are not accused. So you don't get your architect license taken away. When you are an architect you must build a model of the structure. The model must look alike as the real structure....   [tags: history, experience, structures] 580 words
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Into Architecture - INTO ARCHITECTURE My reasons for choosing the path that I choose were very simple. Ever since my childhood I was always involved in art, I found amusement in drawing, and painting pictures of cars, homes, and cartoons. I always imagined myself to become an animator, or a painter, but I got really interested in construction in a very odd way. When I was 10, my parent’s house was demolished, and so my father was looking for a designer to plan out our new house. One day I overheard the conversation between my father and the designer, and I curiously went over the table to see what they were discussing, as I approached the table, there were many white sheets of blank paper with sketches on them...   [tags: Personal Ambition] 587 words
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Philippine ethnic architecture - Philippine Ethnic Architecture - Ethnic culture lies on Phil. Architecture, an amalgam on Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Indian, Chinese, Japanese & other foreign influences with sensibility of Pre-Hispanic, Pre-Western & Southeast Asian. Its Ethos’s is linked with elements and creatures. It draws inspiration from environment. It also responds to man’s communal and social needs. General Characteristics - Ethnic Structures are made of natural materials such as wood, vegetations & sometimes molds....   [tags: essays research papers] 602 words
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Architectural Study at Cal Poly - Architectural Study at Cal Poly Lost in the hills of Poly Canyon lies a land filled with bizarre structure built by past students that make up the architectural study area. This chunk of land is designated for architectural students to build their senior projects on. In the true Cal Poly spirit of learn by doing, students have been building inventive structures as senior projects. However, before 1963, most of these projects were torn down after completion. So the Dean of the college of architecture at the time, asked for land just for the students to build on....   [tags: Architecture] 606 words
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Classical Architecture - Classical Architecture The West has always put a great emphasis on how beholden it is to many cultural and political institutions derived from Classical Antiquity. This has been most consistent in aesthetic conceptions of art and architecture. Many monuments and architectural traditions of the West derive directly from ancient sources, in an attempt to link the ideals of modern life with those of ancient Greece and Rome. Nowhere is this more evident than in the capitol of the United States where a Neo-Classical style predominates....   [tags: Architect Building History Essays] 606 words
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Comparing Two Articles on Architecture - In the history of architecture there often was a discrepancy between what the architect wants to design and what the client wants to have. In fact, sometimes an architect will do a great design and acquire awards for his design but maybe the client or user have an aversion to it. Stater (2002) and Misra (2002) argue this issue in a distinct way. In the article " it is just not Cricket", Stater (2002) explain the relationships between the architect and clients in different cases and gives two building as examples....   [tags: Article Summary]
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Romanesque v. Gothic Architecture - Romanesque v. Gothic Architecture Art is constantly changing because of influential people with great ideas. The Romanesque, and Gothic periods are no different. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, many Germanic tribes called the “Goths” adopted Christianity and gave birth to the Gothic art style, which is mostly present in architecture, that spanned from the 1200s to the 1300s. During the 1000s and the1100s the church began taking hold of Europe to become what was known as The Holy Roman empire, this period is known as the Romanesque period or “Period of the Church Triumphant”....   [tags: christianity, decorations, buildings] 631 words
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The Architecture of Batteries - Introduction The battery architecture for our project had to be carefully considered and chosen. Three types of rechargeable batteries were looked at: Nickel-Metal hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) and Lithium-ion (Li-Ion). Each type of battery architecture has advantages and disadvantages which had to be weighed before choosing which type of battery would best suit our project. A comparison table of the three battery types can be seen below. Lead acid batteries were not considered for this project as they are relatively heavy and storage for our system may be a problem if lead acid batteries were used....   [tags: charged, energy, self-discharge] 646 words
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Green Architecture - Green Architecture Green architecture is an approach to building which has become more popular in the last 25 to 30 years. Also known as sustainable design, green architecture is a method of design that minimizes the impact of building on the environment. Once thought of as unconventional and nonstandard, both regulatory agencies and the public alike are quickly accepting green architecture as a socially responsible and logical means of construction. The beginnings of today's green revolution can be traced back to the environmental awareness of the 1960s and European design....   [tags: Sustainable Building Environment Essays]
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Architecture: Parthenon and the Pantheon - ... In the center of the dome there is a hole the size of a 9 m through which the light is falling on the temple . Portico of the temple is decorated with sixteen beautiful granite Corinthian columns . Entrance to the temple is through bronze portal , referring to the Roman era. The front facade of the temple facing the small square columns , which is marked by an Egyptian obelisk that once adorned the temple on the Campus Martius , dedicated to Isis . Interior Parthenon is divided into two premises : 1) with the SPLA situated therein statue of Athena made ​​of gold and ivory (height 12m ) over a statue of the goddess was located a sunny window ....   [tags: greeks, monuments] 688 words
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Architecture - An architect designs and sometimes supervises the construction of buildings. Anything from tunnels that run far beneath the ground, to skyscrapers that tower above it, architects have always had a hand in building these great structures. Yes, you too can be an architect. But how, you ask. Just read on, and you will find out. Architects have designed the greatest buildings in history, from the stoic World Trade Center in New York, to the graceful and natural Falling Waters house in Pennsylvania, building styles differ as much as the architects who build them....   [tags: essays research papers] 690 words
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Enterprise Architecture - BACKGROUND There is a strong need and business case for standardization of technologies and requirements used to design, build, and implement solutions for the 24 Presidential Priority E-Gov initiatives. Without standardization and the recommendation of technologies, agencies risk building and deploying solutions that use proprietary technologies, are not aligned to the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and isolate themselves from other initiatives and cross-agency business functions. To mitigate these risks, the FEAProgram Management Office (PMO) created a Component-Based Architecture that defines a set of recommendations that should be considered when selecting the tools, technologies...   [tags: essays research papers] 705 words
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Romanesque Architecture versus Gothic Architecture - ... There are also large towers and arcades with great detail located throughout the buildings. Most of the layouts for the buildings were very symmetrical and often appeared very simplistic especially when compared to later Gothic styles. Most windows were small and did not allow a lot of light into the buildings so they were often dimly lit. A great example of Romanesque architecture is the Piazza dei Miracoli which use to be known as Piaxxa del Duomo and is located in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. It is inside a large walled off area and is considered one of the foremost architectural buildings in the world and is an important part of European medieval art....   [tags: wealth, grow, innovate, create, structures] 706 words
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Anicent Roman Buildings and There Affect on Modern Day Architecture - When people travel to government buildings you may notice that they look like european works, that is because they were influenced by Ancient Rome. The Romans developed unique techniques on buildings which were used in some of the most greatest achievements in Ancient Rome. One of the most influential buildings was the Pantheon which remained durable and lasted for years. Roman works are adapted from Greek architecture and made a major impact on modern buildings....   [tags: architecture, concrete, framework] 710 words
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Greek Architecture - Unit #1 – The Fundamentals Summary #1: The Introduction of Temples and Foreign Influence, and the role of the Architect Upon the end of the Dark Ages, the Hellenic civilization began to form, introducing temples as the main architectural focus of that era (Lawrence, 58). Despite forming after the Hellenic period, temples were influenced by a variety of factors, including the home plans of the Dark Ages (58). Temples served as a home for deities, a structure for them to visit, rather than what we would normally think of as a house of worship (58)....   [tags: History, The Dark Ages, Hellenic Civilization] 711 words
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The Architecture of the Colosseum - The Colosseum is one of the most well-known structures in Rome, Italy. The Colosseum was built almost two thousand years ago to host games for gladiators. The Colosseum provided for entertainment for the Romans, a form of punishment for those who did not obey the laws, and a place of great architectural beauty. The Architecture of the Colosseum is very grand, with the capacity to hold up to 80,000 people. The Colosseum is over 160 feet tall, it “has a length of 620 feet and was close to 513 feet wide” (“Colosseum Architecture.”)....   [tags: design, floor, seating] 714 words
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Landscape Architecture - Landscape Architecture For my career opportunity project, I have chosen to take a look at the profession of landscape architecture. This field interest me for several reasons. First, I have always liked to draw and design and growing up I always wanted to be an architect or engineer. I felt that engineering put too many limitations on creativity, so architecture was the path of choice. Then, after working with my father’s small business for the past 6 doing some landscaping and lawn care, I decided that since I enjoyed working with plants and landscaping that I might want to look into a profession that would allow me to continue to work in those areas....   [tags: essays papers]
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computer architecture - computer architecture Computer architecture covers the design of system software, such as the operating system (the program that controls the computer), as well as referring to the combination of hardware and basic software that links the machines on a computer network. Computer architecture refers to an entire structure and to the details needed to make it functional. Thus, computer architecture covers computer systems, microprocessors, circuits, and system programs. Typically the term does not refer to application programs, such as spreadsheets or word processing, which are required to perform a task but not to make the system run....   [tags: essays papers]
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Understanding Regionalist Architecture in Asia - Regionalism in Asia is more about the pursuit of identity and less about performance; it does not contribute anything meaningful to the Green agenda of the 21st century. Regionalism is a process; integration is its product. Understanding Regionalist architecture Vernacular and native are two words more often than not associated, and these two concepts generally refer to a language or dialect of a people, associated with architecture given a qualitative status. Discussing the importance of vernacular architecture was the main point of study published by Oliver in his book, ‘Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues In Vernacular Architecture’....   [tags: vernacular, culture, vision]
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Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture - Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness. Introduction The dictionary defines architecture as the "art and science of designing and erecting buildings" (dictionary.com). Since the beginning of civilization, architects have been designing structures and buildings. They are sometimes conventional, and at other times, they are not....   [tags: Architecture] 762 words
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My Desire to Study Architecture - While walking among skyscrapers in Hong Kong, I am always astonished by the city’s unique creative structures and spaces. Just imagining myself engaging with space and culture to design a piece of art to set amongst these great masterpieces thrills me. These innovations are what genuinely cause me to crave a deeper understanding of the field and inspire me to learn more about the intricacies of architecture. Advanced Mathematics, Physics, and Art and Design are the subjects that I find most fascinating....   [tags: studies, skills, field, workshops, art] 763 words
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Sacred Medieval Architecture - After the fall of the Roman Empire the political atmosphere was transformed in Western Europe. As the West witnessed a change, brought about by the constant invasion of barbarians, the Eastern Roman Empire remained intact and grew incredibly prosperous. The Eastern Empire had much closer ties between the state and the Christian Church. These ties lead to many elaborate Byzantine churches being built in Constantinople, emphasizing the importance of the Eastern Church in everyday life. The Byzantine architecture maintains a sense of well-balanced proportions and favors a more simple approach to the building’s exterior....   [tags: Religion, Buildings] 773 words
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Shigeru Ban's Architecture - Shigeru Ban Shigeru Ban is an architect born in Tokyo, Japan. Ban was formed in California. He is usually regarded as a traditional Japanese architect although he did not studied in his country. His work is characterized by the use of unconventional recycled materials. In 1986, Artek.Inc came to Ban and asked him to design a chair with a particular material named UPM. This material is created from the industrial waste of paper and plastic. Shigeru said, “They asked me to design some chair out of this material, then I use this, made out of this system a very unique system....   [tags: Architecture] 785 words
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Architecture - The career I have chosen for this project is an Architect. A building architect to be more specific. The career has many characteristics of work that I wish to pursue as I grow up. The main idea is thinking of new, and visually nice designs to grab your clients attention for them to buy your design. It also is a job were mathematics and now computer training is needed. The nature of work of an Architect is basically the design of building and other structures. The design of the building must not only be creative and what the client wants, but there are many different regulations and rules to follow to make the building affordable, safe, and proper size for it to fit in its specifically pic...   [tags: Careers Jobs Architect] 790 words
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Architecture in the Store Structure - Architecture in the Store Structure As I walk through University Towne Centre Mall, I notice tucked away in a somewhat secluded part of the mall the store Structure. Structure is a men's clothing and accessory store. Hanging in the large glass windows of the store are colored posters of handsome men dressed from head to toe in the latest Structure fashions. Structure has adopted the Greek Ionic Column as part of it's building plan. Painted on the front windows of the store are small silhouette images of an idealized Greek temple....   [tags: Descriptive Architectural Building Essays] 828 words
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How Hundertwasserhaus and Architecture Excites Me - “Get out. This is a private property!” A woman screamed at me when she caught me trying to sneak inside her building. I apologized and explained to her how exciting it was for me to find this place, after being lost in Vienna for two hours. I asked her politely if I can take a quick look at the inside of the building. Even though she was loud and clear when she told me to stay out in English, she acted as if she didn’t understand a word I was saying. She thought I was crazy, and instead of letting me enter she called security....   [tags: Hundertwasserhaus, Architecture,] 830 words
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roman architecture - The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers] 837 words
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Modern Architecture: Le Corbusier - ... Le Corbusier proposed to merge the windows into one single horizontal window, ribbon windows. Such window provides better lighting and form a specific geometric pattern of the facade. One of the other ways to create beauty in the construction is to use regulating lines, which were the means of harmony creation since ancient architecture. These lines have the purpose of “fixing the geometry” of the construction (Le Corbusier, 89). Regulating lines maintain the construction excluding its instability, and create special rhythm of the building....   [tags: beauty, technology]
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Ancient Indian Architecture - Ancient Indian Architecture The Science of Architecture and Civil Construction was known in Ancient India as Sthapatya-Shastra. The word Sthapatya is derived from the root word Sthapana i.e. 'to establish'. The technique of architecture was both a science and an art, hence it is also known as Sthapatya-kala, the word Kala means an art. From very early times the construction of temples, palaces, rest houses and other civil construction was undertaken by professional architects known as Sthapati....   [tags: Papers] 850 words
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African Art and Architecture - African Art and Architecture The history of art in Africa goes back to prehistoric times. Among the most ancient African art forms are the rock paintings and engravings from Tassili and Ennedi in the Sahara (6000 BC-1st century AD). Other examples of early art include the terracotta sculptures modelled by Nok artists in central Nigeria between 500 BC and AD 200, the decorative bronze works of Igbo Ukwu (9th-10th century AD), and the extraordinary bronze and terracotta sculptures from Ife (12th-15th century AD)....   [tags: Papers] 857 words
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Gothic Architecture - Gothic Architecture The church in the Middle Ages was a place that all people, regardless of class, could belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became more acceptable, alas becoming the ideal place to visual such new ideals. The beauty and elegance of Gothic architecture is depicted most in the great cathedrals of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries—St....   [tags: Architectural Middle Ages Churches Essays] 859 words
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Greek and Japanese Architecture - Greek and Japanese Architecture For a great many years, architecture has been a breaking point for different artisticeras in history. Some of the most famous “works of art” have been chapels, temples, and tombs. Among the most dominant and influential eras of great architecture are the sophisticated, stoic Greeco-Roman periods and the more mystical, elemental Japanese eras. These two very distinct and very different eras have more in common than you may realize. When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power....   [tags: Essays Papers] 859 words
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Vernacular Architecture: Hebridean Black House - Hebridean Black House The Black House located on the Hebridean islands of Scotland’s west coast stand for one of the earliest type of house forms of this region. This entire region has substantially high levels of humidity as a result of the maritime climate. Although the temperature in winter is generally moderate, the moisture in the air and the mist give the impression of cold weather. However, the predominant climatic factor are the prevailing westerly winds, influenced by the Atlantic ocean....   [tags: Architecture]
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Classical Design Elements In Architecture - Classical Design Elements In Architecture Throughout history, Classical ideals of the ancient Greeks and Romans have been prevalent in all facets of art. In architecture this is especially true. A few of the Classical ideals employed in architecture are colonnaded porticoes, domed centers and symmetrical designs. Architects such as Andrea di Pietro, Christopher Wren and Thomas Jefferson used these Classical design elements in their respective works. These highly regarded individuals were architects of the Mannerist, Baroque and Neo-Classical Ages respectively....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Architecture of the Library of Congress - The Architecture of the Library of Congress Constructed between 1888 and 1897, the Library of Congress is located in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of 1st St. and Independance Avenue. It's beautiful, large-scale building is comprised mainly of marble, granite, iron, and bronze. The Library's architectural style is reminiscent of that of ancient Greece. It's typical Greek characteristics include columns of the Ionic order, relief sculpture, and statues of Greek god figures, such as Poseidon, god of the sea....   [tags: Architectural Structure Engineering Essays]
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Comparisons of the Zachman Framework with Other Frameworks for Enterprise Architecture Development - Organizations are finding that computer systems are very complex and seldom do these systems produce a real business value to the organization (Session, 2007). Businesses are searching for an answer and that answer may be for an organizational to develop an enterprise architecture (EA). The complexity and constant change that occurs in business may be controlled by developing an EA, and this will facilitate alignment between the business objectives, business processes, and information systems (Ylim & Halttunenb, 2007)....   [tags: Architecture]
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Gothic Architecture - Amiens Cathedral - The word gothic is related to characteristics such as dark, haunted, black, etc. but that was not always the case. In the Medieval period, Gothic style architecture was built to create plenty of entryways for sunlight. The brightness was meant to brighten lives, even more so in churches (Frankl & Crossley, 2000). The Gothic style was also a part of the movement away from the simply architectural style that was previously used (Murray, 1996). Gothic style was not just developed out of nowhere. It had evolved from the previous and relatively similar Romanesque style....   [tags: architectural styles and characteristics]
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Vernacular Architecture - Mongolian Ger For the majority, the region of Mongolia is a high flat landmass with extreme temperature changes, strong winds and low levels of humidity; conditions of a continental climate. This climate brings about great seasonal differences with winter being long and cold while summer is short and warm. The harsh, open terrain of Mongolia is unsheltered from the winds and major storm systems, and as the latitude increases, precipitation is limited to smaller amounts where trees yield to grasslands and treeless plains....   [tags: Architecture]
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Client And Server Architecture - Most organization today are moving to client server architectures. Client server attempt to balance the processing between the client and the server by having both do some of the logic. In these networks, the client is responsible for the presentation logic, while the server is responsible for the data access logic and data storage. The application logic may reside on the client on the client or on the server, or it may be split between both. These are many ways in which the application logic can be partitioned between the client and the server....   [tags: Networks Telecommunications] 911 words
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Enterprise Architecture - Enterprise architecture can be used in a diverse number of ways. It can be used to describe a certain business practice in an organization and the aspects or elements of that specific business practice under description. The environment under which companies or business organizations operate in is always in constant change. This means that the managers should always introduce new enterprise solutions, which can directly contribute to the linkage to the measures of improvement of business practices....   [tags: Architecture] 920 words
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The Influence of Renaissance in Art and Architecture - The influences of any era is evident through artwork and architecture. During the Middle Ages the main influence was the church, this is evident through the focus on biblical and religious symbols. During the Renaissance the main focus was the study of people. This is shown through the increase in self portraits and classical antiquity-inspired buildings. The change between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is best shown through the art and architecture, demonstrated specifically through an emphasis on religion and classical antiquity, both suggesting a clear cultural change....   [tags: middle ages, renaissance, architecture]
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Vernacular Architecture - Mali is an African country. It is located in the hot desert in West Africa. The capital is Bamako .Mali has different type of Climate: tropical climate in the south and arid climate in the north. Droughts are frequent and the rainfall all over the country is negligible. It has two main seasons, the wet season from June to October and the cool and hot dry season the remainder of the year. We find some species of trees such as the doom palm, the baobab, and leguminous fruit bearing plants. History of Mali is very rich because of its very heterogeneous ethnic groups who did a lot in the past....   [tags: Mali, Dogon, Festival]
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