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    Gothic Cathedrals

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    Plan of Investigation The intent of this project is to evaluate how the Christian church changed in the Middle Ages. Talking in the grand scheme of history, the change in the Christian church to what is known as Gothic architecture was heavily influenced by Islamic architecture. Making elaborate churches in its own right, Gothic churches had a great deal to do with leading into the Renaissance as well. In this investigation, the project is going to be focused on the structure of Gothic cathedrals

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    Les Cathedrales

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    Les Cathedrales Les Cathedrales are an important part of almost any society. They provide the communities in which they stand with an amazing sense of prosperity and pride. The term cathedral derives from the Latin word Cathedra, which means throne for the bishop. A cathedral is the bishops church, the administrative center of the dioceses and the spiritual center for the entire region. In le moyen age cathedrals also served as the focus of city life. The construction of these important

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    quest for height, basic floor plan, and artistic flair. The period of Romanesque architecture, which lasted roughly from 1050 A.D. to 1150 A.D., concentrated mainly on achieving massive proportions, rounded vaulted bays, the round arch, the wall buttress, cylindrical apse and chapels, and towers. Early Gothic architecture, which began in 1144 with the dedication of Saint Denis, concentrated more on mastering the idea of an obscenely high ceiling, as well as ribbed and pointed vaults, the relationship

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    the very act of beholding the image is an act of worship. Gothic design with its flare, when thinking about sculptures it leads you to the grotesque’s gargoyles waterspouts, these were grotesque figures or hybrid beasts that adorn the rooftops or flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals, and were said to ward off evil. The one’s adorning Notre Dame , in Paris are astonishing , Whe... ... middle of paper ... ...is similar to a Hindu, viewing a sculpture of a God, Hinduism holds that God is

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    Architecture is more than just a skyscraper. It’s more than just a church. It’s more than just a house. Architecture is really much larger than that. Architect Daniel Libeskind declares, “Architecture is the biggest unwritten document of history”. Architecture has significant purpose and meaning. Architecture is capable of healing physically, economically, environmentally, and emotionally. From the Ancient Egyptian pyramids, to the Ancient Roman Colosseum, architecture is seen in different forms

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    York Minster Importance

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    Introduction The Cathedral and Metro political Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. It is over 152.4 metres long and 74.67 metres wide across the transepts with spans of 13.71 metres width, while the central tower rises over 61 metre, being the biggest of its kind in England. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and

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    St. Cyriakus is a medieval church in Gernrode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. One of the few surviving and best preserved examples of Ottonian architecture, it was built in 969/960-965 by margrave Gero, and it was restored in the 19th century. It is a three-aisled cruciform basilica with simple alternation of pillars, side gallery and east crypt. Originally, the church was likely dedicated to St. Mary and St. Peter, but after the arrival of St. Cyriakus' relics obtained by Gero himself in Rome; changed

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    THE VERSATILE TRANSITION OF GLASS When in the medieval times, the streets were adorned by huge stone structures, that gave an altogether grey scale to the entire streetscape, slowly crept in a new age material GLASS. It broke away from the shadow of the graves and opened a door to allow us a glimpse into the world of luminous colors. It was then that man realized that glass is an extraordinary material and that at times it goes beyond the definition of just being a material. The early use of glass

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    Juan De Colonia Essay

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    Juan de Colonia worked on the Burgos Cathedral nearly 200 years after it was built. Colonia had a signature piece that he included in many of his works, which were tall arches and high towers. In the Burgos Cathedral, the ceilings go as high as 288 feet high. He also added “embellishments of great splendor, assuring the cathedral’s continued world-renown status” (Berdejo,1). The Cathedral has vaulted ceilings, pointed arches, and tracery windows that are typical of romantic architecture. Alongside

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    This paper will discuss the Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle). It was designed by James Renwick, Jr. and was completed in 1855 (“Smithsonian Institution”). It was the first of the Smithsonian Institution’s buildings. In the early days it housed exhibitions, offices, a library and the living quarters of the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute (National Park Service). In 1865 a fire destroyed major section of the building. It took until 1969 to restore the building and repair the damage

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