Dome Essays

  • Architecture: The Pyramids Of Greek And Roman Domes

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    technology has changed the way live. This has included the way we build magnificent buildings. Old wonders like the Pyramids at Giza have fascinated people for years. There is another building concept that has attracted people’s attention for ages as well, domes. Thousands of years ago, Greek and Roman architects created rectangular-shaped buildings supported by huge, marble columns. For example, the Parthenon has forty six outer columns and twenty three inner columns. All of these columns come at a price

  • The San Vitale in Ravenna and The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

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    Monuments such as the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and San Vitale in Ravenna, perform a great importance in Byzantine and Islamic architecture. Both of these structures did not exclusively represent the main place of worship, but most importantly as a symbol of achievement and growth within the current times of construction. Starting in 524, under the influence of Orthodox bishop Ecclesius, the development of San Vitale was to represent the achievements of the emperor Justinian. Julius Argentarius

  • Architecture: The Timurid Architecture

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    of the Turks and Mongols. He chose Samarqand, “the city of domes,” for his capital and was an important trading city along the Silk Road. Trademarks of the Timurid style were of monumental scale; multiple minarets, polychromy tile work, and large bulbous double domes. The Timurids are best known for their advances in architecture, especially the melon dome. A melon dome, or a bulbous dome, is a pointed dome that swells. The melon dome is present on the mausoleum of Ahmad Yasavi, Bibi Khanum congressional

  • Compare And Contrast The Panhenome And The Parthenon

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    mathematical or design reasons the Greeks originally saw in their creations (as mentioned above). But this was not the case with the Pantheon. There are many references to geometric shapes (circles and squares) throughout the building. In addition, the dome was created at a height that is a perfect sphere above the ground which was a mathematical and structural This is quite different than the Parthenon, which focused on the pillars both inside and outside of the building. Marble stone pillars are a

  • Comparing Architectural Marvels: Roman Pantheon vs Macon Auditorium

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    Roman Pantheon (c. AD 125) v. Macon Auditorium (ca.1900) In this project, we going to compare two historical building, the Roman Pantheon (c.AD 125) and the Macon Auditorium completed in 1925 (“Macon City Auditorium”). Although very recent in historical perspective, we did find fewer information about the latest building compare to the Roman Pantheon. In this project, we did find a striking resemblance between these two building, starting from the idea behind the project, the architectural concept

  • The Beauty of the Pantheon and the Parthenon

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    The Beauty of the Pantheon and the Parthenon If I showed you pictures of the Parthenon and Pantheon, would you get them confused? Well, I sure did at first, but then realized a lot of people do because they look almost alike. Well I am going to tell you today that they are two completely different, yet monumental pieces of architecture. To start off I want to look at the Parthenon and then finish with the Pantheon. So let's begin! The Parthenon is a temple that towers above the city of Athens

  • Hagia Sophia Essay

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    The dome is a remarkable engineering and architectural innovation, perhaps made even more so by the fact that those who first employed it lacked the knowledge and technology advantages of today. By considering how a dome supports itself and its various loads as well as the stresses under which it is subjected, and the structures that allow for this to happen, it is not difficult to determine that the domes of antiquity, such as the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia were incredible structural feats in their

  • History and Architecture of Rome's Pantheon

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    Pantheon plane-round, dome diameter of 43.3 meters, the top height, is 43.3 meters. The central dome opened a diameter of 8.9 meters round hole, indicating that the world of God and the human world together. Projected from the round hole in the soft light, illuminating the Pantheon 's interior, it is full of sacred feeling. Dome materials are concrete, brick, concrete pumice for aggregate. To reduce the weight of the dome, the more, the more thin, the lower 5.9 meters thick

  • Poetic Inspiration in Kubla Khan and Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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    pleasure dome decree" ("Kubla Khan" lines 1-2). The fact that Kubla Khan is able merely to decree a pleasure-dome and know that his orders will be executed implies that he is a character of both strong will and great creative power. This faith in himself is not misplaced. The Khan decrees that a pleasure-dome be built and his order is immediately executed: "So twice five miles of fertile ground/ With walls and towers were girdled round" (6-7). Some aspects of the landscape and the dome echo the hardness

  • Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    a mythical tone, “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/ A stately pleasure dome decree.” The poem does not give specifics to nature of the construction of the palace. It just states that Khan decreed the palace be built and then begins describing the palace. The poem’s method of creating a vision of the “pleasure dome” is similar to the biblical tale of the creation of the garden of Eden. As Eden was created by the word of God, the “pleasure dome” created was by the power of Kubla Khan’s “decree”. The use of

  • Kubla Kahn

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    poem Kubla Khan sound like a chant, and help suggest mystery, supernatural, and mystical themes of the poem. In the first two lines, Coleridge describes the "pleasure dome" in Xanadu. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree Kubla Khan did not merely order, but decree that a "stately pleasure dome" be built. This dome is evidence of how unnatural or unreal the place of Xanadu is it has a ruler who ignores the unpleasantness that can be found in life. He uses his vocabulary to challenge

  • Hagia Sophia Essay

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    of wood. During the riots of 404 AD the Hagia Sophia was mostly destroyed by fire and was rebuilt in 405 AD. The second church was destroyed during a revolt in 532 AD. The construction of the Hagia Sophia was a challenge during this time. The dome roof required a lot of support. In the end it was resting on pendentives: spherical triangles that arise from the huge piers that carry the weight of the cupola. The Byzantine had decorated the inside of Iconoclasm means the rejection or destruction

  • Heroism in Lord Jim

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    as he "jumps" from job to job trying to escape his ominous legacy, eventually landing in the dangerous and isolated community in a native state, Patusan. There he lives contentedly detached and hidden from the Patna until civilization reenters his dome in the form of an evil man, Brown --unveiling Jim's repressed and remote secret by hitting his guilty conscience -- causing Jim's long awaited dark fated death, yet, ending his life with a trace of heroism. Throughout the novel, Jim internally aspires

  • The book of Ezekiel

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    Ezekiel becomes aware that he is a prophet of God's word when he receives a vision by the Chebar River in Babylon (Thomas 25). His first vision consists of amazing creatures that each had four faces and four wings. Above these human like creatures was a dome that looked like a throne. On this throne was a human like form that resembled the likeness of the glory of God. When Ezekiel saw this he fell on his face. Then a voice came to him and said: "O mortal stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you

  • Al- Aqsa Mosque

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    The Noble Sanctuary is a significant site with a sacred mosque and a sacred shrine within its walls, held in Jerusalem, for the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. The Noble Sanctuary, which includes the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque, represents the sacrifices and hardships many people have faced throughout the decades that formed our world in to what it is today. The Jews and the Christians have a special place in their heart for The Noble Sanctuary, but the magnitude and relevance of

  • Samuel Coleridge's Poem Kubla Khan

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    good versus evil. The vocabulary used throughout the poem helps convey these themes in images to the reader. In the first two lines, Coleridge describes the ‘pleasure dome’ in Xanadu. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree Kubla Khan did not merely order, but decree that a ‘stately pleasure dome’ be built. This dome is evidence of how unnatural the place of Xanadu is, it has a ruler who ignores the unpleasantness that can be found in life. The use of vocabulary challenges and

  • Traditional Shelter Essay

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    made custom to the way the huts were constructed. When each hut was considered to be built, the woman would be the ones to clear the area of rocks, small trees and sticks before construction started. The men collected and assembled the frame of the dome, whilst the woman were in charge of collecting and setting up the cladding. It was also the woman whom fixed the holes in the roof if the weather had caused.

  • Analysis of Birches

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    Analysis of Birches The discursive blank-verse meditation "Birches" does not center on a continuously encountered and revealing nature scene; rather, it builds a mosaic of thoughts from fragments of memory and fantasy. Its vividness and genial, bittersweet speculation help make it one of Frost's most popular poems, and because its shifts of metaphor and tone invite varying interpretation it has also received much critical discussion, not always admiring. The poem moves back and forth between

  • Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

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    that two cupid figures with cornucopias and coral necklaces were painted there to symbolize good luck and fertility. The most striking part of this work is the symmetry. The symmetrical architectural structures perfectly centers the palace. The dome of the palace perfectly divides the arch behind it; the highest point of the palace perfectly divides the sky within the main arch. The next most noticeable point of this painting is where the figures of the Queen of Sheba and Solomon stand. They

  • My Visit to a Greek Orthodox Church

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    some of the norms of the church and the culture with in. The church external appearance was quite different than other churches that I have seen. It was basically a big white stucco block with a gold dome on top and four decorated spikes on each corner of the building that surrounded the dome. The people of course were all Greek and were very well dressed. Most of the men and boys all wore suits, and If not they had some kind of vest on. I don’t know if this was some kind of rule or tradition