Essays Tagged: "Modern Architecture"

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, a study of his work

ipped back to Germany, but lost in transit. Although many people praise it as the "greatest work of Modern Architecture", most of them have only seen it in pictures or photographs(although one archite ...

(3 pages) 115 0 4.2 Feb/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

A biography of the pioneer architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his contributions to modern architecture.

Ask anyone to name a great modern architect and a few names will come up repeatedly. One of these people is Ludwig Mies van der ... ing the eighty-three years of his life, each event slowly culminated to his mastery of the world of modern architecture.Ludwig Mies was born in Aachen, Germany in 1886. He lived there for twenty years ... ever been designed solely out of glass. These ideas suddenly pushed Mies into the forefront of the modernist movement and laid the foundation for designing glass and metal skyscrapers today. His mode ...

(9 pages) 122 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Five-page analysis of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" novel. Explains the significance of modern architecture and the modern architect.

The Fountainhead is a highly descriptive novel depicting the trials of a modern architect and society's opinion on the principles of contemporary architecture. Throughout Ay ... minds of the readers. The main controversies addressed are the characteristics and demeanor of the modern architect, the uniqueness of the modern architecture itself, and the debate of a society that ... ndependent and passionate about his work. He clearly represents the characteristics relating to any modern inventor through his radical designing process and his defiance to conform to society's ideal ...

(5 pages) 104 0 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is about the golden rectangle/section.

isible Squares of Mondrian and used extensively by Le Corbusier in his quest for modular designs of modern architecture.To make the golden section you must:Step 1: Draw a square. (Make sure all the si ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Style and Contemporary Designs as a Result of Frank Lloyd Wright

of curbing hisinterests towards architecture. (cmgww) Frank Lloyd Wright is known for his impact onmodern architecture. He has designed more than one thousand and forty homes andbuildings. Frank led ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'The most important influence on an artist is his or her environment' in relation to Jeffery Smart

ce of ideas.This is especially true of Jeffrey Smart, as he chooses in his art to portray scenes of modern architecture. Since childhood, where his first ambition was to be an architect, he has harbou ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Bauhaus: A history of the most influential design school of the century.

us 'created the patters and set the standards of present-day industrial design; it helped to invent modern architecture; it altered the look of everything from the chair you are sitting in to the page ... an be seen all around the world today. Now from your DVD player to your toilet, the majority of all modern appliances have been designed with visual beauty taking the precedence over but not in any wa ...

(6 pages) 95 0 4.4 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Philadelphia's Cira Center

ty of brotherly love. It is the city's first new office tower in fifteen years. Boasting a uniquely modern design, it contains 26 floors of office space and an additional three floors that house heavy ... stance from the cityscape, but in physicality. What was the vividly appealing feat of erecting such modern architecture near Philadelphia's 30th Street Station? Could it have been the passing of a Pen ...

(10 pages) 23 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

What is postmodernism

In trying to define exactly what post-modernism is I shall firstly briefly consider some of the events and thinking that led up to the dev ... icular school of social theory. I shall then consider some of the common strands of thinking in postmodernism concentrating mainly on the writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard. I shal ... d. I shall then consider the view of David Harvey, a Marxist many consider to be writing in the postmodern tradition, who argues that post-modernism is just another form of capitalism. Having analysed ...

(10 pages) 194 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture? Time, technology, form, culture, and society are individual parts of the world ... uture brings. I believe that time, technology, form, culture, and society are the driving force for modern architecture. The future of architecture is a more philosophical approach to situations prese ... uations presented to us as opposed to the materialistic approach taken in the near past. The use of modern technology from the audio and video realm in architecture will allow us to expose many things ...

(7 pages) 68 0 4.9 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Structures of Houses

From the breathtaking buildings of Ancient Greece to the modern day skyscrapers, it is easy to see that architecture has undergone many changes throughout th ... such as the Gothic, Romanesque, and Classical styles, the house that I have created is from today?s modern style.While the earliest structures were composed of anything from straw to stone, new invent ... use I built is also made of Popsicle sticks, however, they represent shingles that would be seen on modern houses. The roof of the model also pulls into a slant, which is characteristic of the houses ...

(2 pages) 46 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Humanities Today

are the Humanities, 2000).ArtOne of the more controversial ways that the arts have been affected by modern humanities is the showcasing of human bodies as art. An exhibition called Gunther von Hagens' ... behaviors that they feel from society.ArchitectureFrank Lloyd Wright is one the foremost fathers of modern American architecture. He believed that past methods for architecture were relied too heavily ...

(4 pages) 126 1 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The architectural movement in the twentieth century

Fragments & frictions of the transition in the architectural movement from Art Nouveau to Post-Modernism show the beautiful world of architecture in this time period.2.1 Art Nouveau & Art Dec ... f architecture in this time period.2.1 Art Nouveau & Art DecoArt Nouveau was the first stage of modern architecture in the 1890's with the name originated from a shop in Paris in 1895. Known as a ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jul/2012

Subjects: Art Essays