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    actualized in the present day. In “Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature” (1912), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the founder of Italian Futurism, presents a series of principles that Futurist writers must adhere to, including destroying all syntax, abolishing adverbs, and destroying the “I” in literature (122). However, amidst these lexical edicts, an image arises from Marinetti’s declarations: the figure of the “mechanical man” (125). Marinetti proposes that “[a]fter the reign of the animal” begins “the reign of the machine”, which begins through a “growing familiarity and friendship with matter” and creates this mechanical man (124-5). Here, Marinetti proposes an idea that courses through many of Futurism’s creations, a concept that can be referred to as transhumanism, a subset of posthumanism that is concerned with the machination of humans and the humanization of machines (Nayar 17). According to Pramod Nayar in his book Posthumanism, transhumanism perceives technology as a means to enhance human qualities, to perfect the human, and to transcend the limitations of the human body (16). In his manifesto on literature, Marinetti professes these same conceptions, stating that, “[b]y means of intuition we shall overcome the seeming irreducible divide that separates our human flesh from the metal of motors” (“Technical” 124). The merging of metal with human flesh appears again in other writing by Marinetti, as he envisions a “multiplied man” who merges with iron and is fed by…

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    Constructivism, written by Russian artist and designer, Aleksei Gan, and The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism 1909 written by Italian poet, Filippo Marinetti, both have written an extensive manifesto of their movements. Aleksei Gan believed that since most people are joined through labor, technologies’ of individual branches of production would form a united social technology, accurately and concretely. Constructivism took artists and architects, and turned them into Constructors. This caused…

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    from the old testament as well as the lives of the Dominican saints. INTERIOR Inside the Church, the entire floor is tiled with white and black marble. The plan itself resembles that of a Latin cross. A large central corridor, consisting of a main nave and two side aisles, with two smaller cubicles branching off just before the minister would stand and deliver their sermon. The pillars that divide the aisles provide support to the black and white arches of the groin vaulted ceiling. The first…

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    The evolution of St Peter’s architecture within the High Renaissance and Baroque periods, were a direct response to the church reformations of the respective times. As the architectural forms evolved, the user’s experience has also changed. During the High Renaissance period, regular forms with straight and circular lines were used to achieve harmony and calmness with the buildings. It was a response to the Renaissance Humanism movement. The idealistic style of this period was reflected in…

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    Vinci believes paintings will be more accurate. The images reflected in the mirror show linear perspective accurately as they would appear in a painting since the objects just appear in a relief of shadows and lights. (Richter, 1970) Although Da Vinci is possibly the most well recognized Renaissance man who insisted that mirrors should be used to perfect linear perspective, he is certainly not the only notable artist who insisted this idea was correct. Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446) a…

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    clearly achieved through the careful observation of nature, including studies of anatomical dissections, was the means to recreate the 3-dimensional physical reality of the human form on two-dimensional surfaces”. Linear perspective first started with the human body and then shortly after was used to represent space in paintings that contained architecture. It was created in Florence, Italy in the 15th-century. Many historians believe it is due to the fact that Florence was a culture of trade…

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    Greed In Dante's Inferno

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    treats all the sinners in Hell differently. Some he wishes he could talk to more, like Brunetto in the 7th circle. There are some that he feels bad for, like Pier Della Vigna, who is punished in the realm of the suicides. And then there are some that Dante treats absolutely terribly, like Filippo Argenti, one of Dante’s political rivals Filippo is placed in the Styx, with the other Wrathful souls…

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    depending on its size. (Essential Humanities Website). Today, it would be almost the same, but we have new technologies so it would all depend on what the building was made out of, what we would need to make it, the size of the building and more. The St. Mary Cathedral in Australia began building in 1868 and finished completely in 2000 (St. Mary’s Cathedral: Website). This shows that after all of this time, it still may take that long to build something so beautiful due to the fact that St. Mary…

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    In Filippo Brunelleschi’s Dome of Florence cathedral, completed in 1436, Brunelleschi created a unique two-layer large barrel vault. Since a freestanding dome had never been attempted before, Brunelleschi not only had to devise a sketch of the dome, but also had to create all of the tools that would be necessary to produce it. Through his successful completion of the dome, Brunelleschi created a piece of architecture that was both functional and beautiful. This dome served as a means to bring…

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    Florence, there were an array of young artists that experimented discuss the context of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Filippo Brunelleschi was an important innovator during the Renaissance period as an architect and an inventor. Leon Battirta Alberti was also an important engineer during this time. Also discussed, are few works done by Donato Bramante (1444-1514) and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). This essay will briefly discuss the importance of art during 15th and 16th century…

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