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Architecture And Architecture: The History Of Architecture

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The history of architecture is quite long, and there is so much to learn about! Not only is there a lot to learn, I have so many questions I wish I could ask famous architects, such as why they built that, is there a particular color or pattern scheme that they chose for that building, is there a reason they built that building, or if they were going through something that influenced their reasoning as to why they built it the way they did. The branches of architecture are civil, sacred, naval, military, and landscape architecture. The history of architecture traces the changes in architecture through various traditions, regions, overarching stylistic trends, and dates. Architecture is a form of art as well as a science. It is an art because it is a way to express your creativity. With architecture being a form of art it is an outlet for creativity and a way to express your views on society. There is one architect per 2,000 head of population. However, only 20% of buildings are actually built by architects. This means we are in need of more architects!
The architecture and urbanism of the Greeks and Romans was very different from the Egyptians and Persians. Civic life gained importance for all members of the community. Greek civic life was sustained by new, open spaces called the agora which were surrounded by public …show more content…

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  • Opines that the history of architecture is quite long, and there is so much to learn about. they wish they could ask famous architects, such as why they built that building, or if they were going through something that influenced their reasoning.
  • Explains that the history of architecture traces the changes in architecture through various traditions, regions, overarching stylistic trends, and dates.
  • Compares the architecture and urbanism of the greeks and romans with egyptian and persian architecture. the agora embodied the newborn respect for social justice received through open debate rather than imperial mandate.
  • Explains that the romans conquered the greek cities in italy around three hundred years bce and much of the western world after that. inventions like the arch and concrete gave a whole new form to roman architecture.
  • Explains that the renaissance era refers to the italian renaissance that began in the 14th century. the term early modern has gained popularity in describing this cultural movement.
  • Explains that inigo jones, the first great advocate of renaissance architecture, returned to england for the new movement and immediately began to design such buildings as the queen's house at greenwich in 1616.
  • Explains that every famous architect has a story behind their creations. frank lloyd wright, zaha hadid, frank gehry, louis sullivan, and many others have stories behind them.
  • Argues that architecture is not a "one-and-done" thing. it continues to thrive in the community by being added on to or more buildings being built around it.
  • Explains the art deco style in architecture emerged in paris just before world war i. its revolutionary use of reinforced concrete, geometric forms, straight lines, and decorative sculpture applied to the outside of buildings were a departure from art nouveau.
  • Explains that the 19th century was dominated by a wide variety of stylistic revivals, variations, and interpretations. by 1939, the art deco style was out of fashion and was replaced by international style.
  • Explains that modern architecture began at the turn of the 20th century with efforts to merge the principles underlying architectural design with rapid technological advancement and the modernization of society.
  • Describes how companies around the world have 3d-printed numerous buildings, many only taking a few hours to be completed. the technology is being expanded to other frameworks.
  • Explains that sustainable architecture is an important topic in contemporary architecture, including the trends of new urbanism, new classical architecture and eco-cities.

The term "Early Modern" has gained popularity in describing this cultural movement. This period of cultural rebirth is often credited with the restoration of scholarship in the Classical Antiquities. When Charles VIII returned in 1496 with several Italian artists from his conquest of Naples, the Renaissance spread to France in the late 15th century. Architects such as Philibert Delorme, Androuet du Cerceau, Giacomo Vignola, and Pierre Lescot, were inspired by the new ideas and Architecture continued to thrive in the control of Henry II and Henry

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