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    The Changes of Architecture Architecture is not only a form of shelter but of culture. It is also a practice of expression and art. During the 1880s United States architecture was customary to be built of the current style and theme. Today’s architecture is more constructed of what is individual and authentic. Architecture today unlike 1880s is to be more unique and professional. Overall the style of today and the style of the 1880s has changed dramatically. Throughout the 1880s theme and mood of the era was reflected through architecture. Most architects worked to create a style of what was considered popular at the time. Shaw Savil created “a style which became known as ‘Queen Anne’” (Watkin…

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    modern architect in American history” according to the American Institute of Architects. The quote above just shows how much he thought architecture could change the world and how he wanted people to see his architecture. Wright was not only an American architect, he was also an interior designer, writer and educator. He designed over 1000 structures of which 532 were built, however he was never famous amongst his peers or the public in America during his lifetime. Born on June 8, 1867, in…

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    (1992-1999). Another building was the court of the British Museum (1994-2000) (Norman A&E). There are so many other buildings and additions he’s done like the Smithsonian Office building (2004-2007). The terminal three wing of the Beijing Capitol International Airport (2003-2008). London’s City Hall (1999-2002). Being British he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1990 and was granted life of peerage in 1999. He was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1999 and Japans Art Association Premium Imperial…

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    One of the most interesting things about architecture is how the cultural ideas of a certain time period shape architectural form. Culture reflects the ideals and the entire way of life of a group of people. As cultural ideas change over time, so do the buildings that go with it. While there are broad periods where many cultures had a set of shared beliefs, each region had its own twist on the physical interpretation of those values. Romanesque architecture emerged from a time of religion…

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    voyage to America, there were several metropolitan areas home to the Native American population. These areas could hold up to twenty thousand people, a huge populated area in this period of time. The coming of Columbus was the forefront for the immigration and settling of Europeans who followed in Columbus’s footsteps. The people of Europe saw opportunity in America, almost a blank canvas as they could express the culture originated from their homeland and infuse it into America. Europe’s…

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    far, have not only been interesting but have, in fact, touched upon history in a way I did not expect. That unexpected brush with history through the medium of architecture, has broadened my ideas about not only architecture but also Native American society itself. Let me begin by pointing out that when I’ve conjured up the idea of architecture in the past, that idea never included Native American housing. Through the misconception of my youth, I envisioned that style of housing as strictly…

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    The ninetieth century, or the machine age, became a time period in America in which the demands for goods were heightened due to the fast pace producibility the machine was capable of. No longer bound by human limitation, the machines allowed for a hyper manufacturing of products in a quicker and inexpensive manner. However, not all backed for the machine age and argued that the machine had taken away the quality of product. Philosopher John Ruskin wrote in The Seven Lamps of Architecture, about…

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    Art and architecture are huge influences on culture. Furthering movements of all different sorts is the goal of many artists in American history. Artists react to events as they occur, voicing their opinion through visuals rather than words. Sometimes the opinions of the artists reflect the public opinion, and sometimes they reveal reality. Art and architecture are important to U.S and world history, not just for understanding the past, but interpreting the present. The Colonial period was a…

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    including painting, sculpture, and architecture. Specifically, architecture is adjusted to the time period and functioned towards the society’s needs. In the Early Renaissance, the Medici family was the financial influencer of Florence, and architectures were inspired by the classical world, education, economy, and science. For example, Alberti was strongly influenced by Classicism and the Roman structure system. In Mantua, the “Basilica of Sant’Andrea” is the same proportion inside and out…

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    Modern Architecture get a lot of its guiding principle from the early 15th and 17th centuries, renaissance, these magnificent architectures where predominantly and widely-adopted throughout Europe, consequently; this was a one of the biggest influence that was captured and characterized by the ancient Romans and Greek history. This helped in the development of how they built their structures. Santa Maria Presso and the San Satiro was built during the 15th century and is known as one of the most,…

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