Download PDF by Susie Hodge: Architecture in Minutes

By Susie Hodge

ISBN-10: 1681443511

ISBN-13: 9781681443515

During this concise and entire advisor to the area of structure, artwork historian Susie Hodge outlines the heritage and conception of structure, from the earliest buildings and monuments to the state-of-the-art techniques of the current day, and profiles dozens of key structures and celebrated architects. themes and ideas comprise the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic structure, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, Revivalism, artwork Nouveau, Modernism, Futurism, and Dynamic structure. each notion is followed by way of an illustration.

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Inscriptions had finely cut letters, carefully designed for maximum clarity and simplicity, with no decorative flourishes, emphasizing a Roman taste for restraint. 40–50 CE to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman city of Nemausus (Nîmes). General Marcus Agrippa, son-in-law and aide of Emperor Augustus, is credited with its conception. Although the direct distance between the two is only about 20 kilometres (12 miles), the aqueduct takes a winding route of about 50 kilometres (30 miles) to avoid the Garrigue hills above Nîmes.

By making the columns at the sides of the façade shorter than those at the centre, the architects created the illusion of a larger building. Above the door stood a statue of Athena, goddess of wisdom, while statues flanking the front entrances represent wisdom (Sophia), knowledge (Episteme), intelligence (Ennoia) and valour (Arete): the virtues of Celsus. Reliefs are carved on the façade, while the interior was paved with decorated marble. Constantine Constantine I the Great (272–337 CE) was the last pagan and first Christian emperor of Rome, initiating his empire’s conversion to Christianity and the development of Byzantine culture.

Around the Parthenon’s cella, a low-relief frieze depicts the people of Athens in a Panathenaic procession, a key local celebration. Greek buildings and sculpture were always vividly painted, and often further embellished with metal accessories. Greek urban planning The first historical figure to be associated with urban planning was the architect, physician, mathematician, meteorologist and philosopher Hippodamus of Miletus (498–408 BCE). His plans for Greek cities were characterized by order and regularity, with straight, parallel streets laid out in rational grid systems, and functions grouped together in certain areas (something rare at the time, since any invaders would be able to find their way about by following this logic).

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