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tracery - In architecture, branching, ornamental stonework, generally in a window, where it supports the glass. Tracery is particularly characteristic of Gothic architecture. Example: The tracery in a rose window of Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC. This graphic displays four different photos-- they amount to a zoom into the tracery. Also see fenestration, foil, quatrefoil, and stained glass. rose window - Large circular windows of tracery and stained glass found in Gothic cathedral

The Baroque style of art and architecture developed in Europe, England, and the Americas during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The baroque style is characterized by an emphasis on unity among the arts. The baroque artist achieved harmony in painting, sculpture, and architecture and created new spatial relationships. In painting and sculpture this was achieved by means of highly developed naturalistic illusionism, usually heightened by dramatic lighting effects, creating an unequaled sense

Construction Technology's Place in Architecture A major question in modern architecture is how construction technology plays into architectural form. Does construction technology validate a building as modern architecture? Can modern architecture exist without construction technology? My answer to both questions is no. This paper will analyze modern architecture and the role technology plays in creating it. Examining the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe will help support my claim. Ar

Western Civilization has been influenced in many different ways. Ancient Romans were a major part of influencing modern western civilization. The ways that they influenced this was by engineering, architecture, literature. Engineering included aqueducts and roads. Architecture helped with columns, archways, and domes on building. People like Pliny and Virgil helped literature. They wrote literature that was heroic to the past. Engineering in ancient roman civilization was a major factor

Islamic architecture consists of Shrines and buildings. The first of the three great shrines of Islam, is The Kaba at Mecca. It is considered the holiest spot on earth for Muslims. The second of the great Islamic shrines is the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad in Ma dina Saudi Arabia. An interesting fact about this shrine is that the prohpet muhammad himself is buried in the floor of the mosque. The third of the great shrines, is the Dome of the Rock in Jeruselem. The Dome of the roc

This is the most famous application of Le Corbusier's "five points of a new architecture". All five points are clearly present in this house: pilotis, a roof garden, a free floor plan, ribbon windows, and a free façade. The first impression you get when approaching the house is of a horizontal white box placed on pilotis, set off against the natural surroundings. The plan of the building is square, one of the ideal shapes which the architects so admired. Within this strict geomet

My future as an architect. That is now my goal that I hope to reach hopefully very soon, at first I hadn’t considered architecture has a career. When I started high school I was really thinking about becoming a chef because I like to make my own creation in food but then I changed my mind when I explored drafting now I can still design or create but only now in house which is more interesting. I choose drafting because it was a shop that I like and I was good at. From my 4 years of

The Art and architecture of the Middle Ages was one of diversity and yet it focused around one aspect of life. Whether it was the creation of Romanesque buildings, or the carved statues decorating them there was one simple theme, religion. Two main styles of art and architecture reigned supreme during this time. Gothic and Romanesque techniques came from the same family of Roman design. Of this period the most important art that arose was architecture because if founded a completely new

The architectural style of Rome was firmly rooted in the Hellenistic traditions. However, Roman architecture is probably more accurately reflected in the development of new engineering skills and secular monuments than the ideas of gods and perfection that birthed the Greek architecture. They introduced not only new ways to construct a more efficient building but also a entirely different purpose for the building to be built. While still holding the beauty that was so masterfully

Filippo Brunelleschi lived from 1377-1446. He was a Florentine architect who was one of the key figures in the development of the Italian Renaissance. His revival of classical forms and his methods of architecture based on the mathematical, proportion, and a scientific understanding of perspective make him a key artistic figure in the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Brunelleschi was born in Florence in 1377 and received his early training as a silversmith and goldsmith. In