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  • The Crying Of Lot 49 Analysis

    2. The Crying of Lot 49: modernism or postmodernism? In my arguing that The Crying of Lot 49 can also be construed as a late-modernist text, I will turn to Harvey’s essay ‘The Cry from Within or Without? Pynchon and the Modern – Postmodern Divide’ where he fervently argues against McHale’s ‘claim’ that The Crying of Lot 49 is fundamentally a modernist text by presenting two core arguments relating to a) intertextuality and b) Oedipa’s search for truth. Before I will dispute any arguments of…

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  • Urbanism In Diagram Architecture

    Toyo Ito in “Diagram Architecture” describes the architecture of Kazuyo Seijima and the spirit of her structures as ‘diagram architecture’ for the close similarity between the buildings themselves and the scale drawings representing them. Thus, Sejima’s works of architecture merge with the diagrams, as the diagrams showing functional conditions are transformed into constructed spatial forms in the greatest brevity. For Sejima, the architectural convention of planning rests mainly on the spatial…

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  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple Case Study

    4.1 Discussion on Symbolism by analysing the temple forms: 4.1.1 2D Formation: 2D formation of a temple means the formation of plan of the temple. There are certain symbolic patterns followed by the craftsmen and architects of these awe inspiring temples. Some of the depictions of those symbolic patterns are hereby discussed in the following section. The Temple and the Yantra: The main three required thing for worship is Yantra, Mantra and Tantra. There are several Yantras in Hindu…

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  • Nasif Historical House

    Similar to many historical buildings in Europe and around the world, building facades are of special interest in Historic Jeddah, as the details of windows, balconies, stonework and ornaments give each historic building its individual character (Böhm et al., 2007). Indeed, the historic district of Jedda has a long history that goes back to since 3000 years ago. This historic destorct includes several heritage buildings “around 600”. These heritage monument have been constructed since 350 years…

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  • The Manhattan Transcripts Analysis

    different reading of architecture in which space, movement, and events are independent, yet stand in a new relation to one another so that the conventional components of architecture are broken down and rebuilt along different axes. “ “While the programs used for ‘The Manhattan Transcripts’ are of the most extreme nature, they also parallel the most common formula plot: the archetype of murder. Other phantasms are occasionally used to underline the fact that perhaps all architecture, rather than…

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  • Functionalism

    of materials made his style difficult to categorize whereas the first building became the icon of an international style. “Architecture is governed by standards. Standards are a matter of logic, analysis and precise study. Standards are based on a problem which has been well stated. Architecture means plastic invention, intellectual speculation, higher mathematics. Architecture is a very noble art. Standardization is imposed by the law of selection and is an economic and social necessity.…

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  • In The Cause Of Architecture Analysis

    Part II- Frank Lloyd Wright “A good plan is the beginning and the end, because every good plan is organic. That means that its development is inherent and inevitable”- Frank Lloyd Wright, “In the Cause of Architecture” Le Corbusier was redistributing his city with an emphasis on the center of the city and on the complete other end of the spectrum Frank Lloyd Wright was eliminating the city center completely. Broadacre City was detailed in Wright’s 1932 book The Disappearing City. The book was…

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  • Ornamentation In Architecture

    ornamentation, which is the meaning of ornamentation today, and at the end, I am going to share my own thoughts about ornaments. Ornamentation, which is the state of decorating an object, a room, or a building, is one of the visual elements in architecture and design. People started ornamenting their caves, homes, and objects even before history was recorded. For that, no one knows when and where did people start ornamenting, and how did the idea of ornamenting come to their mind. However,…

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  • Michael Camille Image On The Edge Analysis

    other Clarissan convents. She argues that as it became more important for women to be able to view the liturgy, specifically the Eucharist, it was necessary to move the choir for sisters to enhance their access to it. She discusses how convent architecture was often designed in a way to enclose and seclude the sisters from not only the laity, but also the male clergy. Thus, architectural changes had to be made to allow the sisters of the Clarissan order to see but not be…

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  • My Professional Work Experience Essay

    The first encounter I’ve had with Architecture was during the Art class I took in my last year of high school where we were introduced to several art movements that had an influential role in changing the art scene. The movement that immediately captured my attention, however, was Cubism because it rejected the tired traditions of western art and introduced abstract art. This interest guided me to researching online and realizing Cubism spread beyond art to influence design and architectural…

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