The Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park is one of the world's largest sculptural and engineering projects. In 1923, a historian named Doane Robinson came up with the original idea for Mount Rushmore as a way of attracting tourists. Sculptor-designer John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867–1941) was contracted in 1927 to carve the solid-granite memorial. Borglum conceived the model figures, brought them to life within the mountain's stone, and directed 400 artisans until his death in 1941. Later that year, his son Lincoln finished the project, which had spanned 14 years (6.5 years of actual carving and 8.5 years of delays due to lack of money and bad weather) at a cost of $1 million Every monument and every large project of any type has its stories to tell.
In 20 years, I easily see myself looking back and realizing where my successful engineering career began. During my sophomore year of undergraduate mechanical engineering, I came upon one of Dr. Nelson’s research projects, the efficient bicycle pedaling mechanism. I was in complete awe of his work. I sent him an email expressing my interest in his research, and he quickly set up an appointment with me. We continued to have several more meetings where I brought in very crude four bar linkages made out of cereal boxes and wire, but this did not dissuade him from talking with me.
I visited Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University twice, first time was after I graduated from my high school, my best friend Jake gave me the tour around campus, at that time, he was admitted as a fall freshman that year. I was amazed when I saw this quite town and elegant Randolph hall with department of mechanical engineering in. The Burruss hall filled with art nouveau. I felt peaceful right after I step on campus, and realized that this place was where I want to be. Virginia tech possesses esteemed reputation as one of the top Engineering College among thousands of schools in America.
Norman Rockwell was one of America’s greatest illustrators of this century who made many significant contributions to the field of graphic design with his works that promoted patriotic unity, conveyed the national scene, and often time just evoked or inspired emotions in his audiences. Ironically this painter was regarded as an illustrator in the eyes of other freelance artists due to his occupational limitations, and his supervisor’s restrictions characteristic of the Saturday Evening Post where he did most of his work from 1916 to 1963. Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894 and since his childhood years had always aspired to be an artist. Instead of finishing high school Rockwell left high school to attend classes at the National Academy of Design and later on the Art Students League in New York. Here Rockwell was recognized as an above average illustrator with good potential.
Life Lessons From reading the novel “Wisdom of the Last Farmer” written by David Mas Masumoto was about his experiences as an organic farmer. David had help created a better understanding for the pleasure of discovering the meaning of life lessons. Family, nature, and farming are the three category that helped contribute toward David life lessons. Family helped shape David into discovering life lessons as he shared bonds and experiences with his family. Nature had lesson David to work hard to achieve in life.
Carver completed his high school in Minneapolis, Kansas. Sooner are later he graduate in his mid twenties at Iowa Stat... ... middle of paper ... ...e he considered his ideas as a gift from God. Since the day he fell down the stairs, congress called January 5th George Washington Carver Day in his honor. George had different kinds of inventions. He was focused during the development for crops such as peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes and pecans.
Fallingwater is considered by many scholars to be the greatest example of American architectural design. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935 as a vacation home in Bear Run, Pennsylvania for the Kaufmann family. After thirty years into his career, Wright comes to a certain maturity in the architecture of Fallingwater. After creating enduring precedents for the modern office building, museum, place of worship and suburban house, Wright built Fallingwater under no precedence. Japanese influences and Wright’s evolution of his own prairie style are evident in the home’s structure and integration of indoor and outdoor space, but its originality seems almost out of the blue and leaves a legacy that is difficult to define.
Kirby taught Henry to "Stick in his toenails" and to work hard if he wanted to succeed, Henry took him very seriously. Many years later Henry shows his respect to Frank when he decides to place the names of the world's greatest inventors and scientists on his engineering laboratory in Detroit. The names included Copernicus, Edison, Newton and Kirby. Henry had been working very hard lately and took a break from his industrial career to venture back to the family farm where he married Clara Bryant on April 11, 1888 (Lacey 32). On a quest to continue his dream of t... ... middle of paper ... ... public, he succeeded in giving all of the United States access to travel anywhere they desire.
When it was determined that Marilyn and I were coming to a university in far off Montana, he called us in Washington, D.C. to welcome us, to ask questions about courses I wanted to teach, shared information about students and the university. A few weeks after the Fall term began that year, he came into my office and asked me a question about a Native American tribe that lived in the Montana western border region. "How did they subsist," I think he asked. I replied that they hunted and fished and planted crops, they were a "seasonal people." He liked that phrase.
Grant Wood is a famous philosopher who was born in February in the year 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. Wood was born to Quaker parents on a small farm. This experience would be the basis of his iconic images of small-town plain folk and verdant Midwestern vistas. He later moved to Cedar Rapids after the death of his father in 1901. He first studied at the Minneapolis School of design between 1910 and 1911 and became a professional designer while attending night courses at the University of Iowa and at the Art Institute of Chicago.