Les Liaisons dangereuses

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  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses Analysis

    Les Liaisons Dangereuses Scene Analysis I am playing La Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton. She is a very interesting women to get to dig into for this scene. The play is based in 1780s France, this scene takes place October 1st. Merteuil is a well respected women who when her husband dies was left with vast wealth that she is able to use to entertain herself, if you will. She was married for a rather short time, she says in one line that when she began to tire of her husband, he very graciously died. She is quite ahead of her time. I picture her in current time running some company as the CEO in power suits while still breaking some hearts. However, in Paris, 1780, that wasn’t a woman’s place in society. Because of this, she takes to using her body and mind to play with people’s lives and innocence for her amusement. She is quite good at it. In this scene, Merteuil is meeting with Cecile, after her right hand man, Valmont, has executed their plan of sleeping with Cecile. Cecile is looking for a confidant, Merteuil however, is interested in hearing the fallout from this ruse she has created for her amusement and for that hint of revenge on Gergourt. Merteuil continues with the charade throughout the scene, hiding the fact that she had anything to do with the events…

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  • Small World Character Analysis

    In my story, Small World, I create temporal complexity through the emotions of the main character and the dates of the letters written. For example, “I know what I’ve signed up for but its kids like him that break my heart and raise questions about this war were fighting.” (Winmill 1). Dr. Bones writes all of his worries down in his journal. He is very concerned if he is doing the right thing or not or if he should be doing something else. Literary critic, Janet Gurkin Altman, argues about…

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  • Art And Craft Of The Machine Analysis

    Art and Craft of the Machine- Frank Lloyd Wright The key aspect discussed by Frank Lloyd Wright in ‘The Art and Craft of the Machine' is 'the machine' in which he stresses that ‘in the machine lies the only future of Arts and Crafts’. During the time, 1901, Wright wrote the visionary article, expressing his philosophy on 'the machine', how it can be used, studying the misuse of ‘the machine' in architecture and art; supporting his points with historical events and art movements. Wright's report…

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  • Miramar Hotel: A Criticism Of Postmodernism

    Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism. Postmodernism was a movement in architecture that rejected the functionalist, modernist ideals of rationality 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…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Lesbian Undertones Of Les Diaboliques: Film Analysis

    The Lesbian Undertones of Les Diaboliques In 1955, Henri Clouzot directed the famous noir thriller Les Diaboliques based off the book by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. The original story from the book, the characters, who would be equivalent to Nicole and Christina in the film, were a lesbian couple. In the movie, Clouzot tries to heteronormalize the plot by doing away with the lesbian couple. However, Clouzot does not do a good enough job to completely get rid of the homosexual undertones…

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