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  • Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architecture

    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 Richland Center, Wisconsin, Wright grew up an outdoorsy kid. As a young boy, he fell in love with the Wisconsin landscape, which would…

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  • Roman Culture Influence On American Architecture

    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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  • Native American Culture Architecture Analysis

    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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  • Essay On Native American Architecture

    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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  • John Ruskin's Influence On American Architecture

    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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  • The Influence Of Art And Architecture In American History

    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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  • Importance Of Vernacular Architecture

    approach to the making of buildings based on the belief that buildings should respond to and reflect specific local conditions – this can be seen as developing and understanding of a regions ‘deep structure’. However, Vernacular Design Attitudes Critical Regional Design Attitude Contemporary Vernacular Design Attitudes Illustrates a belief in a system of inherited, established or customary patterns of though, forms and styles. Architects and designers consciously study and interpret historical…

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  • Art Deco

    you the most and why? List designers and examples of works to justify your response. The style that speaks the most to me is Modernism. I like the modern architecture because it is a reflection of the great technical innovations that began to appear in the nineteenth century. Materials such as steel and concrete give architects unreleased possibilities of creation, which makes the style completely unlike anything have seen. What best characterizes and makes me like modern architecture is the…

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Influence On American Architecture

    “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness (Gehry).” Consequently, architecture serving as an art form is comparable to the definition of an American icon; “a person who has an influence on culture to the extent that they are instantly recognizable not only for their contributions or accomplishments, but as a representative of a particular time period or age (“Peoria Unified”, Unit 1 Lesson 8B).” Therefore, American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, was not only an…

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  • Statement Of Purpose To Study Kinesiology And Psychography

    I never intended to study architecture. When I was applying to colleges, I intended to study kinesiology and psychology. Studying dance and photography when I was younger gave me a desire to be expressive, and even though I felt a connection to the physicality of dance through kinesiology, I knew I wanted to do something that fulfilled that same sense of expression. It wasn’t until I studied architecture that I noticed some of its similarities with dance. Dance is expressive of the body, but it…

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