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  OSH - History & Vintage Photos - Architecture
Charles Bulfinch was one of the premier architects in the new Federal architecture.
1796, there was a stone spiral staircase behind the northern arch leading to the second and third floors.
In May 1796, a Hartford portrait painter, Reverend Joseph Steward, petitioned the General Assembly to operate a painting studio in the west committee room of the third floor.
www.ctosh.org /history_vintphotos/osh_hist_architecture.htm   (3441 words)

 1796 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
1793 1794 1795 - 1796 - 1797 1798 1799
1796 was a leap year starting on Friday.
You can find it there under the keyword 1796 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1796)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1796andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1796   (656 words)

 Architecture & ideology by Roger Kimball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
If the architecture we have been accustomed to calling modernist errs in the direction of severity and hyper-rationalism, much of the architecture that has arisen to challenge it has erred in the direction of silliness, grim or fatuous as the case may be.
Scott speaks partly as an historian of architecture, partly as a custodian of the humanist values that were articulated with luxurious richness in Renaissance architecture.
“Architecture,” as Scott put it, “is subservient to the general uses of mankind.” We approach architecture with what Scott, echoing the famous Kantian formula, calls a “disinterested desire for beauty,” but this desire is tethered by continual reference to the quotidian inventory of physical, psychological, and social imperatives.
www.newcriterion.com /archive/21/dec02/architect.htm   (5619 words)

 Architectural Resources on Cleveland, Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Architectural research today includes a vast array of topics, from building styles, style identification and history, to the history of specific buildings, to the determination of sources of design and detail.
Architectural and building information can be gleaned often from annual reports, as well as the trade catalogs housed in the department.
The history, architecture and revitalization of Cleveland's historic Warehouse District: a walking tour.
web.ulib.csuohio.edu /architecture   (1711 words)

 Coleman-Hollister House
Built in 1796 by emerging architect Asher Benjamin, this grand home is an example of how Federal Style architecture looked in Western Massachusetts.
Its delicate, shallow details and low-relief moldings, were influenced by the architecture of ancient Rome.
In 1796, William Coleman, a Greenfield lawyer, commissioned young journeyman architect Asher Benjamin to construct him "a house worthy of its view." It was to be located on a plateau with a magnificent view of the Pocumtuck Hills and the valley of the Green River.
memorialhall.mass.edu /activities/architecture/coleman.html   (721 words)

 Subject Category - architecture, page 1
Architectural icons such as Cincinnati Union Terminal, the LeVeque Tower in Columbus, Terminal Tower in Cleveland can also be found.
The oldest building in Ohio Memory is Newcom Tavern, built in 1796 in Dayton.
The combination of building traditions, the materials at hand, and the climate in greatly determined the architecture of the region.
worlddmc.ohiolink.edu /OMP/Subject?subject=architecture   (397 words)

 Major Published works
'Architecture for the Climate of Natal', The Condenser, V, 2 (December 1964), pp.
Architectural contributions to Neville Chittick, 'Excavations at Aksum, 1973-4: a preliminary report' in Azania, 1974, IX, 159-205.
Architecture in Ceylon, in collaboration with Barbara Sansoni.
www.coa.gatech.edu /phd/research/htc/ron_lewcock/major_published_works.htm   (1811 words)

 Architecture: International Websites & Resources
Architecture Firm Directories / Architecture.CA Guides to architects and architecture firms across Canada.
Images of the Douglas House produced for a architecture paper where students were asked to model a Living Room.
Information shared relates to the use of computers in research and education in architecture and related professions.
www.library.auckland.ac.nz /subjects/arc/os_websites/arcsourc2.htm   (1176 words)

 93.01.03: Play on Architecture
Since architecture affects each person daily, from the home in which one lives, to the place in which one works or goes to school, to the community in which one roams, it would be useful to have a language with which to communicate about architecture.
I want to create an introductory unit on architecture with the emphasis on the art of, rather than the science of architecture; the feeling, rather than the thinking that architecture evokes; the senses, rather than the intuition, which architecture involves.
Architecture always implies “more than its obvious and immediate meaning.” (Which leads me to the realization of why architecture, a symbolic art, does not usually exist in our curriculum!) Through drama, movement, and architecture (as a symbolic language) I see opportunities for people to understand and connect with architecture in new and creative ways.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/1/93.01.03.x.html   (5790 words)

 thresholds 23 "In Aleijadinho's Shadow"
While modern architecture in Brazil is frequently characterized by the construction of Brasília in the late fifties and early sixties, Vargas formed the alliance between nationalist politics and architectural culture twenty-five years earlier with the design of the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Health (1937-43) in Rio de Janeiro.
From the outside, Brazilian architecture was seen as derivative of the hegemonic lineage of European modernism that drew from nineteenth century academicism and developed into the "international style." For Costa, however, it was important to establish a national narrative in order to assert that modernism was neither imported nor regionalized but rather endemic to Brazil.
While architecture and the narratives of its makers are clearly intertwined, it is interesting to consider how architectural narratives position us as subjects as clearly as architectural space positions us as bodies.
architecture.mit.edu /thresholds/issue-contents/23/bald23/bald23.htm   (3724 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
LSB Implementation Conformance 536 537 A conforming implementation is necessarily architecture 538 specific, and must provide the interfaces specified by both 539 the generic LSB Core specification (ISO/IEC 23360 Part 1) and 540 the relevant architecture specific part of ISO/IEC 23360.
The 551 architecture specific parts of ISO/IEC 23360 that 552 supplement this specification for a given target processor 553 architecture describe a minimum acceptable processor.
LSB Application Conformance 599 600 A conforming application is necessarily architecture specific, 601 and must conform to both the generic LSB Core specification 602 (ISO/IEC 23360 Part 1)and the relevant architecture specific 603 part of ISO/IEC 23360.
www.freestandards.org /spec/booksets/LSB-Core-PPC32/LSB-Core-PPC32_lines.txt   (8545 words)

 Britain.tv Wikipedia - 1796
Archaeology - Architecture - Art - Literature - Music
May 14 - Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
May 10 - Persian Expedition of 1796: Russian troops storm Derbent.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=1796   (808 words)

 2001 Laureate Announcement
The purpose of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is to honor annually a living architect (or architects) whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.
The field of architecture was chosen by the Pritzker family because of their keen interest in building due to their involvement with developing the Hyatt Hotels around the world; also because architecture was a creative endeavor not included in the Nobel Prizes.
The jury is pleased to award the 2001 Pritzker Architecture Prize to them for advancing the art of architecture, a significant contribution to furthering the definition of architecture as one of the premier art forms in this new century and millennium.
www.pritzkerprize.com /2001annc.htm   (3130 words)

Mill and mansion: a study of architecture and society in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1820-1865.
Modern architecture: a guidebook for his stucents to this field of art.
Boundaries of the city: the architecture of western urbanism.
www.andrews.edu /library/arc/EDRA1995.html   (2390 words)

 The impact of Islamic & Arabic arts on the West
The idea of a traditional Islamic art and architecture that began in 7th-century Syria and grew to encompass the art and architecture of lands from the Atlantic to the Indian oceans, write Blair and Bloom (1994), is a creation of late 19th- and 20th-century Western thought.
Blair and Bloom note that a painting such as The Reception of a Venetian Embassy in Damascus, attributed to the school of Bellini in the early 16th century, was undoubtedly the work of an artist familiar with the topography and monuments of Damascus.
It should be noted that while the arts in 19th- and 20th-century European and American countries were feeling the influence of Islamic arts and architecture, the reverse was occurring as well.
www.islamicart.com /main/architecture/impact.html   (1228 words)

 News Search: architecture
This, says historian Smitthi Siribhadra, reflects the deep Indian influence on Thai architecture as well as the close syncretism between Hinduism and Buddhism in Thai cosmology, culture and arts.
The memory is shared by the CPU and the GPU via the unified memory architecture.
The Archinect School Blog Project - We have recruited representatives from a collection of architecture programs around the world to maintain blogs documenting their experiences and discoveries from each institution.
www.topix.net /search?q=architecture&n=search&start=100   (831 words)

 Exploring New England Architecture
This building was constructed in the Post Medieval English Style, a type of early American architecture tied to modest contemporary English cottages.
This building was constructed in the Georgian Style, a type of early American architecture influenced by the classical orders of ancient Greece and Rome, the designs of Italian architect Andrea Palladio, and English architects like Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren.
The Coleman-Hollister House, named for the first and last families to use it as a home, was built by emerging architect Asher Benjamin.
www.memorialhall.mass.edu /activities/architecture/index.html   (101 words)

 beaufort south carolina Architecture
In doing so, they created an indigenous architecture, finding ways to exploit local resources and to bring some comfort to their surroundings.
During the Yemassee War (1715-1717), Beaufort was burned and its population dispersed.
The 1890s also saw the introduction of national architectural styles including an impressive group of Queen Anne dwellings on Craven Street.
www.beauforttraveler.com /see_the_sights/architecture.shtml   (881 words)

 New York Architecture Images- World Trade Center
From observation decks at the top of the towers it...(is) possible to see 45 miles in every direction....One distinct advantage of the project's enormity is the architectural opportunity to advance the art of building.
Yamasaki re-examined the skyscraper from the first principles, considering no ground so hallowed that it could not be questioned, especially in view of the potential of modern technology.
A memorable event in the life of the World Trade Center came in the summer of 1974, while the still-unfinished (and largely unrented) towers were courting financial disaster and facing a barrage of architectural and social criticism.
www.nyc-architecture.com /GON/GON001.htm   (2807 words)

 18th Century Architecture
On the interior, mirrors, wall panelling, and window openings are united by rocaille ornament: a free, curvilinear two- dimensional pattern of crisp stucco plant and shell forms, in arabesques and cartouches, open and lively in contour and occasionally asymmetrical.
Thomas Jefferson (American, 1743-1826), an architect as well as a statesman and a scholar, was well read in the classicist theories of architecture and acquainted with the famous models of European classicism.
Abbe Laugier: Essai sur l'architecture (Essay on Architecture), 1753 [ 127 frontispiece for 1755 edition, showing the "natural" state of architecture].
www.pitt.edu /~tokerism/0040/syl/src1120.html   (853 words)

Over the years architecture has been a key component in the rise and fall of the economy, mainly the salt works industry.
In return, the architecture of the Cape influenced other architecture in that it added a twist of its own original style.
(Doane 32) “The Cape house is a style of architecture that may be defined as a frame structure one-and-a-half stories high with a pitched roof.” A chimney was a major defining aspect of the Cape house.
www.harwich.edu /depts/history/PB/Projects/arch.htm   (4616 words)

 UVa Architecture Forum
If we are to believe the official reports, everything is fine with architecture at the University as evidenced by the successful compromises the architects have made in realizing a somewhat classical vision for architecture at Mr.
The South Lawn project is the architectural equivalent of reading a Cliff Notes version of a Shakespearean play instead of Shakespeare himself.
After all, the firm was well known for its architecture, including the space-age Clinton Library in Little Rock and the faÁade of the Brooklyn Museum, a stunningly modernist design renovation that nonetheless blends seamlessly with its historic core...
www.uva-architecture-forum.org /discussion/index.html   (729 words)

 ELPC History and Architecture
It is characterized by the use of ogival (pointed) arches and by the emphasis on light mediated through magnificently colored stained glass.
It is the first type of Christian architecture which seeks to express in virtually every detail the essence of the Biblical faith, hence its cruciform floor plan.
Visitors who study the symbols on the exterior of the building have no difficulty in identifying this church as being in the Reformed tradition.
www.betatesters.com /penn/history.htm   (1680 words)

 Qajars Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Their leader, Agha Muhammad Khan (1779-1797), took over power in Persia (with the bloody removal of the land in Kerman in 1794, and of the Afsharids in Mashhad in 1796), united the nation, and adopted the title of shah in 1796.
This serious and original contribution to the study of Persian art and culture is of the highest quality and includes critical text by leading specialists in the field.
IAORG website is dedicated to Islamic architecture, and contains illustrated descriptions and reviews of a large number of monuments, mosques, palaces and schools.
www.islamicarchitecture.org /dynasties/qajars.html   (809 words)

 Amazon.com: The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital : The Masons and the Building of Washington, D.C.: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The first section, on architecture, traces the design and construction of the building from its beginnings in 1790 through the present Office of the Architect.
The Virgoan symbolism is not restricted to the details of statuary and architecture; it is evident as well in the city's original plan.
The Virgoan symbolism of the stars is evident in the L'Enfant triangle, with the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Washington Monument as its corners, as earthly replication of the stellar triangle framing the constellation of Virgo, the stars being Arcturus, Regulus and Spica, respectively.
www.amazon.com /Secret-Architecture-Our-Nation-Capital/dp/0060195371   (3700 words)

 Friedrich Gilly, Essays on Architecture, 1796-1799 (Getty Bookstore)
When Friedrich Gilly died in 1800 at the age of twenty-eight, his architectural career spanned less than a decade and none of his major designs had been built.
Nevertheless, his ideas so influenced Berlin architecture for the next century that today he is widely regarded as the founder of that city's modern architectural tradition.
The answer lies in part in Gilly's innovative architectural program, which attempted to graft the more eloquent aspects of French Neoclassicism onto a rational Germanic tradition of logical and formally pure design.
www.getty.edu /bookstore/titles/gilly.html   (269 words)

 The Innovations of The Huizhou Architectural Style
Owing to the wealth accumulated by Huizhou tradesmen from the mid-Southern Song (1127 - 1279) to Emperor Qianlong's reign (r.
1736-1796) in the Qing dynasty, an influential, regional architectural style was able to develop in Huizhou.
Many features of this local style were incorporated in the architectural development of the south, in particular the canal towns of the Yangzi River delta.
www.imperialtours.net /huizhou_arch.htm   (782 words)

 Architronic v3n3.06a
The architecture of alienation : the political economy of professional education.
Contemporary British architecture : recent projects from the Architecture Room of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
The cathedral : the social and architectural dynamics of construction.
architronic.saed.kent.edu /v3n3/v3n3.06a.html   (1415 words)

Architects Newspaper Comprehensive source of information on the latest projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, current events and cultural developments related to architecture, with an emphasis on the tri-state region.
NYIT Journal Locator A number of full text architecture digital journals (45) can be viewed from either on or off-campus by using the NYIT Journal Locator.
Society of Architectural Historians Promotes scholarly research and preservation of significant architectural monuments.
iris.nyit.edu /library/internet/subject/architecture/architecture.htm   (587 words)

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