Istory Of Architecture Comparative essay

These essays will compare and contrast central themes discussed in the assigned readings and focus on the relationship between culture, ideas, and how architectural form expresses these meanings. Additional information will be provided in class. The essay requirements are:
1) A heading indicating the periods or subjects covered, and the studentA?a ¬a ?s name.
2) 1200 words, 10 point Arial font, double spaced, and type written.
3) Cite architectural examples from the text and include salient images of the architectural works
which demonstrate the themes discussed.
4) Use quotations from the text to articulate themes and ideas. Should be indented and reference
numbered.
5) A bibliography of annotated quotes.

The essay demonstrates your critical thinking skills, and will cover only material from the assigned readings. In the assignment section it is entitled Comparative Analysis Essay. It is to be included in your notebook submittal as described in your syllabus. In the description of your notebook assignment the inclusion of this essay has been called Critical Analysis Essay. This is your Comparative Analysis Essay as it is a critical thinking exercise. The most direct approach to the Essay is to begin with a general thesis statement a few paragraphs in length, followed by the body of your proof, and ending with the conclusions you can make form these arguments.

a. Thesis statement, Introductory Section of your paper: Select two periods to compare and contrast from the four weeks readings: for example Early Renaissance and Mannerism. Read the introductory page from the chapters which cover those materials and form a comparison and contrast statement based on the broad ideas that define the periods.

b. Proof of your Thesis, Body of your Paper: Select one or two buildings from each period and read the whole chapters carefully to understand the reasoning employed by the architect in the creation of the work. What formal, societal, or philosophical intentions was the architect expressing? How do these intentions reflect the ethos of the periods you have selected. Be specific about what characteristics of each work reflect these ideas. Cite quotations of at least a sentence to a small paragraph in length that demonstrate this and include an appropriate image or images of the work that show what you are describing. Do this for each work you have selected and then compare the similarities and differences. Give the reasoning behind those conclusions.

c. Assessment of your Thesis in broader terms based on the body of your proof, Conclusion of your Paper: Read the conclusions from the text on the periods you have selected. Assess your proof as it relates to your original thesis, and the broader conclusions asserted on the final pages from your readings that cover the selected periods.

Baroque: Vignola, Bernini, Borromini, Guarino Guarini, Mansart, Le Notre, Wren Fazio, pgs. 341-374 (Ch. 12)

Neoclassicism and the Enlightenment: Soufflot, Piranesi, LeDoux, Boulle, Durands Doctrine, Schinkel, Soane, Jefferson
Fazio, pgs. 381-409 (Ch. 13)

The Picturesque from the Park Movement to Gothic Revival in England; The Industrial Revolution and Building with Iron and Glass; Urban Transformations and the Second Empire Paris, Vienna, Paris, Barcelona and Vienna
Fazio, pgs. 411-421 (Ch. 14)

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