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  ABC of Architecture
Architecture is in general distinguished from the other arts because it alone is primarily concerned with creating usable interior space.
Architecture is a discipline located at the intersection of social, technological, and artistic history.
Architecture is, or at least it begins with, the enclosure of habitable space.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Colonial Architecture: Overview
Georgia witnessed a stark contrast between impressive town plans motivated by Enlightenment and philanthropic idealism and relatively limited architectural development hampered by economic hardships and a paucity of skilled craftsmen.
By 1744, however, the wooden structure was replaced by a fort of tabby, the ruins of which still stand.
At the northeastern corner of downtown Savannah stand the remains of Fort Savannah (later renamed Fort Wayne), whose brick walls and buttresses were erected by the British in 1779 to replace early colonial earthworks.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1066   (928 words)

 Timeline of architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a timeline of architecture, indexing the individual year in architecture pages.
Notable events in architecture and related disciplines including structural engineering, landscape architecture and city planning.
1700s - 1710s - 1720s - 1730s - 1740s - 1750s - 1760s - 1770s - 1780s - 1790s
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Architecture_timeline   (3146 words)

 Subject 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This may have been the case with the inside of what was known as “Old Brick.” The addition of a clock to the outside of the building in 1717 was certainly one example of a greater interest in the appearance and beauty of this meetinghouse.
This event, at the dawn of the 1800s, is a symbolic closure to the era of Puritan architecture, but it also shows the extent to which the old architectural order was truly gone.
The abandonment of meetinghouse architecture was a process that occurred because of political and cultural reasons.
www2.bc.edu /~bolesr/theme_1.html   (5762 words)

 Drayton Hall: The Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
At the time of Drayton Hall's construction in the late 1730s Charleston had entered its golden age, the years of extensive shipping and trade, of a rice-and-indigo culture based on a slave economy that made the port one of the richest in the world.
Some architectural historians claim that the Palladian country house was merely a natural development in a long tradition of English domestic architecture that was defined by rooms symmetrically arranged around a great hall and that displayed a penchant for classical decoration.
Archaeology at Drayton Hall has explored and will continue to explore such architectural features as the flankers and the solar-heated orangerie, built in either 1741 or 1747 to protect citrus trees during cold spells.
www.draytonhall.org /about/house.html   (1268 words)

 University of Delaware. Suitable for Cultivation. Landscape Architecture
Landscape architecture and garden design--the artificial modification of the terrain--are among the most ancient of human endeavors, deriving from the desire to impose order and harmony upon the natural world.
To this day landscape gardening and design are employed for both private and public pleasure, from the modest suburban home to the vast aristocratic estate, and from the town square to city parks and greenbelts.
By the 1730s, a new aesthetic based on organic forms and the irregularity of naturally occurring landscapes began to be advocated in England.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/exhibits/sfc/land.htm   (1066 words)

 American Vision of Harmony by Rachel Fletcher in the Nexus Network Journal vol. 5 no. 2 (Autumn 2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Standing in complement to the cubic architecture of the academic pavilions is Jefferson's domed Rotunda, begun in 1822 and completed for the most part in 1826, the year Jefferson died.
In each instance, "the parts ought to be composed that their overall harmony contributes to the honor and grace of the whole work, and that effort is not expended in adorning one part at the expense of all the rest" [Alberti 1988: I, ix, 23].
In this spirit, he designed the University campus by looking to architectural sources in the past, not to duplicate or reconstruct them, but to build upon their principles and to adapt them to the spirit and requirements of his day.
www.nexusjournal.com /Fletcher-v5n2.html   (11827 words)

 Stratford's Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The identities of those engaged by Thomas Lee in the late 1730s to design and build Stratford are a mystery.
Architectural research suggests that master builder William Walker was responsible for overseeing the construction.
On the upper story, all windows, exterior doors, corners and chimney caps are emphasized by borders of brick rubbed to produce a subtle change in color.
www.stratfordhall.org /architect   (338 words)

 National Register Listings in Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Furthermore, the buildings which line it streets reflect small town interpretations of most of the major styles which characterized American architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries and the pre-World War II period of the 20th century.
Most of the town remains architecturally intact with some buildings remaining from the initial development of the town in 1785.
Settlement occurred in the vicinity from the 1730s on with three cultural forces involved: Protestant Germans and Scots-Irish from Pennsylvania who were responsible for the settlement of most of the Piedmont and western part of Maryland, and English Catholics from Tidewater Maryland who established a settlement near Emmitsburg.
www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net /nr/NRDetail.asp?HDID=1098&FROM=NRMapFR.html   (437 words)

 Virtual York - Home
From the half-timber architecture of the Golden Plough Tavern to the post-modern construction of newer office buildings, the architecture in and around Continental Square is a microcosm of American architecture.
When one thinks "architectural museum," York is perhaps not the first thing to come to mind.
The towering new York County Judicial Center and Susquehanna Commerce Center are changing the skyline of the downtown, juxtaposed nicely within the historic fabric of the community.
www.yorklinks.net /VirtYork/virtyork.htm   (370 words)

 Preserving the Past, the Impossible and Necessary Task   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Professor Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, is an architect and architectural historian.
It was natural and inevitable when building in wood that the individual parts of the building would be replaced bit by bit as they rotted, and no particular concern was given to the fact that the entirety of the building would be thus at one time or another be replaced.
Modern architecture of Chinese cities is for the most part, with the exception of Shanghai, a disaster.
www.cceia.org /viewMedia.php/prmID/4969   (5954 words)

The core of the Reichskanzlei was a Baroque Stadtpalais, built by Graf von der Schulenberg in the late 1730s.
The building was begun and completed in a year in which the world was full of anxiety and nervousness, in which Europe mobilized and the nations surrounding Germany barely retained their sense of the peaceable way of life.
In reworking the photographic image of Speer’s Mosaic Hall, Willikens strips the walls and floors of their red marble cladding, removes the mosaic garlands and decorations from the wall panels and pilasters, and offers instead a monochrome space whose flatness is relieved simply by gridded, rectangular planes and by the blind doorways.
www.gsd.harvard.edu /research/publications/hdm/back/6boydwhyte.html   (5496 words)

 Giovanni Paolo Panini (Getty Museum)
His vedute were innovative, unique, and always picturesque; his boldness, sureness in placement of architecture and elegant figures, clear colors, and precise draftsmanship influenced many.
By 1719 Panini was already receiving honors: membership in both the Congregazione dei Virtuosi al Pantheon and the Accademia di San Luca, where he taught and later became principal.
During the 1720s and 1730s, he painted decorative frescoes for such clients as the pope, which made him famous.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=650&page=1   (201 words)

The architectural history of a college like All Souls, which has stood for over half a millennium, cannot be divided neatly into distinct periods.
It is self-evident that buildings in continuous occupation evolve constantly, in response to both the changing needs of those who use them and the ebb and flow of the tides of fashion.
These buildings were products of the great spate of architectural activity that occurred in Oxford in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk /about/architecture5.php   (916 words)

 Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Harry is at present preparing a publication on the historic houses of the adjoining Town of Rochester.
The original house was a two room frame house with a later one-room log addition and a roof raised to create a two story house from the original story and a half.
This "Architectural Museum" is a remarkably well preserved and unique German/American house with perhaps the only in situ cast-iron 5-plate stove.
threerivershms.com /hvvanews3-2.htm   (2935 words)

 Notes on asylum architecture
It had repercussions on architecture in general and town- planning in particular throughout the 19th century.
Second: To remove the raving, screaming, dirty, and highly fatuous patients to as great a distance as possible from the rest; without, at the same time, thereby withdrawing them from the eye of superintendence; since it is precisely they and their attendants, who require the most vigilant oversight.
This, however, is the architecture that they have inherited and must make the best of.
www.mdx.ac.uk /WWW/STUDY/asyarc.htm   (11001 words)

 Test page for user account mjsnow
The original appearance of the church is unknown, but from the foundations architectural historians have been able to determine that it was probably about 23 feet tall and was in the shape of a cross.
Tradition has it that it was built in 1632, but most architectural historians believe that it was built in the 1680s.
For years it was assumed that William Byrd II built the magnificent home at Westover sometime in the 1730s, but recent dendrochonolgy shows that the wood used to construct the house was not cut before 1750.
www.resnet.wm.edu /~mjsnow   (11402 words)

 Historic Halifax, North Carolina
Among the more important works was Four Books of Architecture, written in 1570 by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio.
The result was the Federal style, distinctly American, with a freedom of design Rooms no longer had to be fitted into a rigid shell; now the shape and size of the rooms created the shape of the house.
The temple form plan and Greek Revival style became a nationwide rage from Maine to Mississippi, and the two-story, full width, columned porch was used for buildings large and small, public and private.
statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us /nc/ncsites/halifax.htm   (2577 words)

 What to Know Before Your Visit
Today the Hall is one of the only sites in the Independence National Historic Park that is still privately owned (the others are the American Philosophical Society and Christ Church); The Carpenters' Company has maintained it as a historic site and still uses it for their quarterly meetings.
The Hall is considered one of the finest examples of public Georgian architecture in America (a style characterized by the symmetry of the facade).
Started in the 1730s, Franklin's was the first free lending library in the colonies — an answer to the problem of the high price of books.
www.ushistory.org /carpentershall/edu/before.htm   (893 words)

 Lancaster-York Heritage Region
Its cobblestone streets, historic architecture and centuries-old churches paint a beautiful backdrop for a guided tour with a costumed interpreter visiting Revolutionary War-era sites.
The tour was begun in 1976 in honor of America’s Bicentennial.
Since then, more than 100,000 people have taken the tour of Hickorytown, as Lancaster was known prior to the 1730s.
www.lyhr.org /Details.aspx?id=70   (87 words)

 Architecture timeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each year is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.
The Palace of Assembly at Chandigarh, India, is finished, completing largely the design for the civic structures for the new city deisgned by Le Corbusier.
The 1937 World's Fair in Paris showcases Nazi and Soviet architecture and Art Deco.
zdnet.co.za /a/r/c/Architecture_timeline.html   (2450 words)

 Index of Architecture Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Architectural Structure in the Lais of Marie De France (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures, Vol 21)
Each chapter deals with the design process of a specific building or building type, and examines in detail such questions as the ambiguity of the architect's role, the client's preoccupation with prestige as well as his awareness of the city's image as portrayed in city views.
The general analysis presents new information on the site and idea of planning, the architectural features, the decoration, material and techniques, and on the special problem of orientation of the mosques.
www.familyhaven.com /architecture/architecture25/architecture254.html   (1497 words)

 'Venice: The Doge's Palace and the Riva degli Schiavoni'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The buildings are (from left to right): the column of St Mark; the Doge's Palace; the Ponte della Paglia; the prisons; the uncompleted church of the Pietà (S. Maria della Visitazione) can be seen along the Riva degli Schiavoni.
The architecture in this area is a generalised version of that which can actually be seen there.
Previously thought to be a studio work, recent cleaning makes it clear that the painting is an autograph work, probably of the late 1730s.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG940   (142 words)

 Preservation New Jersey
It was built in the 1730s by William Green, one of the township earliest landholders.
The house features Georgian vernacular architecture and decorative brickwork, and is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The main house was cited as an architectural resource by Burlington County in their 1976 publication, “Burlington County Historic Architectural and Cultural Resources for Evesham Township.”
www.preservationnj.org /ten_most/ten_most_property_detail.asp?COUNTY=Statewide&PropID=31   (255 words)

 Artdaily.com - The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Canaletto was one of the greatest draughtsmen of the 18th century and made copious sketches on the spot to serve as reference material in his studio.
In the early 1730s his drawings evolved from preparatory sketches into the meticulously finished drawings that are particularly well represented in the exhibition.
These were intended not as studies for paintings, but as works of art in their own right.
www.artdaily.com /section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=15462   (797 words)

 Community Site
A wide variety in housing sizes and styles are available — including picturesque pre-Revolutionary War cottages, Industrial period homes, Gilded Age mansions, turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts bungalows, post World War II garden apartments, and neo-Colonial construction.
The Bottle Hill Historic District (north of the downtown and running the length of Ridgedale Avenue) is Madison’s oldest street, and contains a virtual catalogue of American architecture from the 1730s to the 1980s.
The bulk of the housing to the east of this area was developed post-1950.
www.villageprofile.com /newjersey/madison/11/topic.html   (310 words)

 Home Page
The center's exhibits and collections document the Schwenkfelder culture from their arrival to the present, and the history of the Perkiomen watershed region.
Set among the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, the William Brinton 1704 House is one of the most authentic restorations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
In 1704, in order to accommodate his wife and growing family, the younger William Brinton built this stone house based upon his recollections of medieval English architecture.
www.ruralhistoryconfederation.org   (2335 words)

 Our National Parks Student Journalism Project
In 1714, the first permanent European settlement in Louisiana was established by French settlers, and by the 1730s the area was a French crown colony that exported crops grown on plantations with the labor of African slaves.
In 1762, the colony was ceded to Spain in order to protect it from British attack during the hostilities of the French and Indian War.
The Spanish too left their mark on the cuisine of New Orleans, with the introduction of a wide variety of spices imported from the Orient.
www.com.miami.edu /Parks/creole.htm   (1568 words)

 Museums & Attractions
Built by Thomas Lee in the 1730s, Stratford Hall Plantation was the boyhood home of Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence.
In 1807, General Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford.
The magnificent architecture of the Great House sets it apart as one of America’s great houses.
www.northernneck.org /attractions.htm   (1344 words)

 Around Naples Encyclopedia 27
It had been a free and independent kingdom since the 1730s and for most of that time had enjoyed the reign of Charles III of Bourbon, by all accounts a benevolent monarch.
European fascination with Arab and other Muslim architecture— from the Alhambra to the Taj Mahal to the simple kiosk (from the Turkish word for "pavillion") has been very evident since von Erlach's general history of architecture in 1721.
The physics and philosophy of the Arabians spread themselves in Europe, and with these their architecture: many churches were built after the Saracenic mode...
nile.ed.umuc.edu /~jmatthew/naples/blog27.htm   (18240 words)

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