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  • Ottoman Vs Byzantine

    Paper 2: Ottoman vs. Byzantine: Religious Building Architecture A general trend of the artworks in this course, throughout almost every society we have studied thus far, is the reference to religious practices and beliefs of a specific culture. This trend has not changed at all and can been seen directly in the significance of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture for places of religious practice. Though the specific religion that is referenced in these two cultures are different, some ways of…

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  • Reality In The Truman Show

    ending scene Truman has finally realized that the “perfect world” that he lives in isn’t so perfect in fact; it’s fake. He journeys to find a way out, dealing with obstacles the Director, Christof, has made. When finally reaching the perimeter of the dome that has been keeping Truman captive since birth, he sees that all this time everyone has been lying to him. He realizes that there’s more out there for him…

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  • Comparing The Colosseum And The Pantheon

    arena. The Pantheon The Pantheon was built as a temple and later converted into a church. It is still the largest unreinforced concrete dome. The thickness of the of the dome varies from 21 feet at the bottom to 4 at the top. The material used also varies, denser, heavier materials were used for the bottom, and lighter materials for the top. This helped the dome be freestanding. The oculus at top provides natural light as well as lightening the…

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  • Essay On Flippo Brunelleschi Duome

    Have you ever wondered how people before you created structures without the materials we have today? The Renaissance was the perfect era to prove to the world they could build anything any other society could build and better. Filippo Brunelleschi's duome was created without the materials the Romans had but it is still strong and standing. This was a great achievement for the Renaissance people because it showed that they could be as great as the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was known…

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  • Charles Wallace: A Short Story

    Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which are back! After they arrived, we discuss who would go back and get Charles Wallace. In the end, we decided it would have to be me, because Calvin hasn’t known Charles Wallace that long, and father has been gone too long. It has to be me, and I’m really scared about it. I said my goodbyes and then Mrs. Which wrinkled me back to Camazotz. I'm going to get the real Charles Wallace back! As soon as we wrinkled to the hill on Camazotz Mrs. Which told me I have…

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  • St. Peter's Architectural Analysis

    Nicholas’s reign, but the work was completed under Julius’ reign. The work began on Aril, 18, 1506 and the work continued through a succession of architects: Bramante, Raphael, Peruzzi, and Sangallo which all made huge changes to the design. Then the dome of St. Peters was designed by Michelangelo, and the nave plan was changed again by Sixtus V. The building was finished in 1614, and was consecrated by Urban VII on November 18, 1626. (Oxford University Press, 2009) St. Peter’s total length from…

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  • Essay On Pantheon

    you beneath the largest dome in existence. The oculus, for instance, functions as a sundial.…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between The Truman Show And The Allegory Of The Cave

    Truman Show movie, Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, tells the story about a child who’s adopted and raised by a corporation inside a simulated television show revolving about his life. An elaborated illusion that takes part within a giant arcological dome in Hollywood, fashioned to create the seaside town of Seahaven Island, and equipped with thousands of cameras to…

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  • The Importance Of The Taj Mahal

    There were several influences to the Mughal architecture, such as Islamic, Persian and Indian architecture. They are known for having bulbous domes that are large in scale, slim minarets at each corner, really big halls, uniform pattern of the structure, and delicate details and decorations.The Mughal architecture style can be found around India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.The most recognized…

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  • Pont Du Gard Aqueduct

    Located near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in the south of France. This bridge is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, which was made in the first century (AD) to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman Nimes. One of the most important contributions to the world of architecture was the creation of the arch. Romans built arches with special concrete which would allow them to make the arch structured taller yet more stable…

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