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  • Gothic Church Persuasive Essay

    The principal portion of the Basilica, the nave was very long. Two aisles ran along the side of the nave making it wider. In the west part of the Basilica, the nave rose in to a clerestory. Attached to the nave was a cross arm, such a resemblance of that of a cross became deeply symbolic for early Christians. Though Basilica of San Peter was derivate from imperial Basilicas, some modifications were incorporated to accommodate the needs of Christians. The entrance of the basilica was from one end, placing the altar at the other end of the basilica in the semicircular apse. The entrance consisted of a propylon preceding to an atrium with colonnades. Byzantine, Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. One of the most…

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  • Essay On Roman Basilica

    reorientation of religious architecture from the exterior to the interior which had meaning in all its expressed ways. A centrally-open planned church has an altar at the center that was used for baptisteries or tombs.The sides of the building are of equal length and the main space is symmetrical when bisected laterally and longitudinally. A centrally-planned building may be square, circular, or polygonal. The most important feature of a centrally-planned building is the open space at the…

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  • Goolsby Chapel Research Paper

    one in the back by the garden. In the front elevation view of the chapel, we can see the impressive cylinder-like rooftop. From the elevation view, we can also see the beautiful fountain in the middle of the courtyard with the flowers and tree. Brick and concrete are the primary materials that the chapel is constructed of. The brick and concrete gives the building durability, strength and resistance against bad weather. Unlike the Chartres Cathedral, the construction techniques of the chapel is…

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  • Menkaure And A Queen Analysis

    used as a church for Christianity. The basilica church was built in the same place where St. Peter was supposedly buried. This became Old St. Peter’s Basilica. This church was used to publicize Christianity and they used a commonly used floor plan so it allowed a sense of familiarity to the new followers. It was a longitudinal plan containing transepts, a clerestory, marble columns, a nave, side aisles, and an apse. The first major change from the original basilica plan was the addition of a…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Basilica Of St Senin And Cathedral Of Chartres

    Comparing and Contrasting: The Basilica of Saint Sernin and Cathedral of Chartres Centuries have passed and to this day churches tower above France, marking the astonishing legacy of the Romanesque and Gothic styles designed in the Middle Ages. A Romanesque church example is the Basilica of St. Sernin in Toulouse, France 1080-1120 (fig.1) and an example of a Gothic church is the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Chartres in Chartres, France 1194-1260 (fig.2). Much like their periods, the Basilica of…

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  • Pallava Grantha Script Essay

    of the pillars, as well as the fuller representation of the facades. Also, the entablature (that comprises of architrave, frieze and cornice) on the façade of the mandapa reached full development in this period. The kapota was ornamented with kudu motifs (horse shoe arches).The pillars were slender, as they partially played a role in load distribution. There was more ornamentation in comparison with the monoliths. Also, the pillars were supported with squatting lions. The bas reliefs on either…

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  • Egyptian Architecture Vs Mesopotamian Architecture

    Hathor and Anubis. The Egyptian temples were made with stone, to last forever and ceilings were mostly supported by flared columns. The Egyptians used numerous styles of columns to construct their temples. Papyriform Columns represent papyrus plants from the shaft up to the capital. Engaged columns are connected with a wall and were the earliest known stone columns, located at Djoser’s Mortuary Palace in Saqqara, Egypt. These columns have shafts and capitals that represent papyrus plants as…

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  • Similarities Between Romane And Gothic Architecture

    of the ceiling tended to buckle the walls outwards and large piles of stones would be stacked along the walls to support them from pushing forward. This became a feature of Romanesque architecture and buttresses were then introduced to the basic design. The most important structural feature and characteristic of Romanesque architecture was the vault. This was introduced to enable the construction of stone roofs. Stone roofs were preferred because wooden roofs were a fire hazard. Romanesque…

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  • Henry Hobson Richardson: The Revival Of Ancient Architecture

    pointed or lobed or any other type of arch. The windows were sunken deeply into the masonry and they had only one large plane of glass for the whole sash. Henry Hobson Richardson used to design houses, suburban railroads, educational buildings, community libraries, and commercial and civic structures. His first commission after coming back to the United States was the Church of Unity in Springfield, Massachusetts. His best commercial structure was the Marshall Field Wholesale Store, that was…

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  • Roman Culture Influence On American Architecture

    resulted in the development of the vaulting system. While the Romanesque style was known for vaulting, the Gothic method reduced the weight of the vault by using ribs that went into the foundation and gave the top of the arch a more pointed style. The pointed arch, which was likely borrowed from Islamic architecture, allowed for buildings to be constructed much higher than previous styles. The ribbed vaulting style used in cathedrals made it so those inside the structure were literally and…

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