John le Carré

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  • The Positiv Homeland Analysis

    suggested by David Bordwell’s analysis of film narrative” (17). The lack of a sophisticated narrative and the extremely patriotic theme are only some evident elements that do not have a deep connotation. Mittell brings to the table an excellent point when he compares narrative complexity from a show’s difficulty. Another aspect that has damaged the show’s credibility is the accusations it has received for being biased. The show is being blamed for not only seeing one side of the story but also for misrepresenting a federal investigation agency. Allegedly, Homeland has served as a marketing tool to promote the CIA’s drastic actions on the “war on terror”. Several critics have analyzed and commented on the fact that Homeland has been extremely beneficial for the CIA. James Castonguay has made strong allegations on the show being not objective when he mentions that, “This positive branding efforts for the CIA resonates with Homeland’s promotional campaign demanding that fans “pledge alliance” to the program and reflects a post-9/11 nationalism that extends beyond “support the troops” rhetoric to include the government agents who are spying on the home front to keep us safe from terrorism” (142). A complex story needs to be objective and cover all aspects that conform the story. In this case, the show fails to show Arab opinion and never criticize any decisions made by high officials within the CIA. Homeland serves as a marketing tool for the agency, which evidently has…

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  • Movie Review: Tinker, Soldier, Spy

    The only actual objection they have to this movie is that the scriptwriters brought in anti-Americanism that is apparently part of Le Carre’s other books. Being an American organization, the CIA isn’t happy with this negative light. They noted some other small differences, such as a less ethically ambiguous ending than that of the book. But any change from the book is an act of freedom of expression, and whether the CIA likes it or not, it’s protected under the Constitution. Thus, the CIA can…

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  • Art And Craft Of The Machine Analysis

    of ‘the machine' in architecture and art; supporting his points with historical events and art movements. Wright's report reviews movements and historical events such as the Renaissance, the Gutenberg press, classical antiquity, industrial revolution, neoclassicism, the machine era and Arts and Crafts movement. Wright, being the zealot of watching for the budding of art he devotes to ‘prove that the machine is capable of carrying to fruition high ideals in art, higher than the world has yet…

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  • Miramar Hotel: A Criticism Of Postmodernism

    and also used to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture. Postmodernism is characterized by the return of ornament and symbol to form. The aims of the postmodernism was look back to the past for inspiration of history and tradition, ideas of complexity theory, double coding, irony and cultural context. Robert Venturi, one of the most prominent Postmodernist architect, in his first book, “complexity and contradiction in architecture” (1966), he states that use a series of visual…

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  • Tadao Ando

    I. INTRODUCTION: Tadao Ando a Japanese Architect well known for his use of monochrome colors, raw materials, simple forms. Tadao Ando works reveal a dialogue with nature and tradition (culture); Shintai and space; and geometry. In addition to many other concept and sub-themes. Beside the present of Japanese traditional concept in his architecture, Ando was influence by Modern architecture (Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier) I will discuss in this paper the vision and concept that Ando‘s Architecture…

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  • Existential And Embodied Wisdom In Architecture

    A Finnish architect, became a Phenomenologist in 1957 when he was inspired by one of his mentor, Professor Aulis Blomstedt. A quote from the man, Juhani Pallasmaa, Buildings are not abstract, meaningless construction, or aesthetic compositions, they are extensions and shelters of our bodies, memories, identities and minds. Consequently, architecture arises from existentially true confrontations, experiences, recollections and aspirations (The Thinking Hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in…

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  • The Medhurst House

    elongated rectilinear tube of space that resembles a giant box kite landing on the dunes. The Medhurst House, floating above the vineyard, is a pure Platonic glazed box recalling the first seemingly airborne building, Mies van der Rohe 's Farnsworth House (1946-51). Denton Corker Marshall 's interest in early 20th century art and architectural theory, specifically Amedee Ozenfant 's and Le Corbusier 's formulation of Purism, in which objects were represented as basic machine-made forms…

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  • Le Corbusier's Work

    Aim of Context: Looking at the life and work of Le Corbusier. What events took place in his lifetime, what circumstances made him who he was. To understand Le Corbusier’s Philosophy in his work and life. Research: Looking at the many works of Le Corbusier. To see what they show what influenced him to make it. It will also show the philosophy of how Le Corbusier composed his work of “Arts” (Siedsma, n.d.) Abstract Composition Completion: 1927 Style: Cubism Genre: Abstract Painting Le…

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  • Architecture In Cedric Price's The Invisible Sandwich

    Utilizing two examples with seemingly contradicting architectural languages, Rowe clarifies that the interpretation of these buildings should not look at the contextual qualities such as temporal position on a historical timeline and location; rather, the analysis should focus on the objects in isolation. Even though Rowe discovers many parallels between Palladio’s work and Le Corbusier’s, he does mention the justifications for the geometric forms differ for the two architects. Correspondingly,…

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  • The Ottoman Turks

    A. What new type of mosque was developed by the Ottoman Turks? How did it differ from the hypostyle mosques favored in other Islamic countries? The Ottoman Turks developed a new style of mosque after the 1900, when the young Turks took power. The new mosques were called National Architectural Renaissance and took place between 1908 and 1909. The name refers to the Ottoman Revival Style and was intended to encourage Ottoman Turks patriotism and self-identity. The new style was based on modern…

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