Engraved into the stone around the main entrance is the quotation “We have lived long but this is noblest work of our whole lives…..The United States take rank this day among the first powers of the earth, said by Robert Livingston on signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. During his run for governor Huey Long started the construction of a new, modern capitol building to replace the old Louisiana State Capitol in
It claims a new calendar will soon be needed for commerce and the trades, and arts and history. It says that the new calendar shows the character of their revolution. This document is also biased though, because it is a decree of the National Convention (Document 5). The National Convention thought a new calendar was
The best president in U.S history I believe is Abraham Lincoln. Abe Lincoln deserved to be the best president because he led his country through the civil war, abolished slavery by issuing the emancipation proclamation, and by issuing the emancipation proclamation the north gained British support. Abe created an economic development program, which began when the country was bankrupt and made the United States the world’s greatest industrial power. I believe that the 2nd best president is George Washington. Washington led the revolutionary war which began the birth of a new nation which goes under foreign policy, helped with the constitution that had much to do with equal rights, and dealt with the whiskey rebellion.
Stepped forms were another important element in Art Deco, as can be best seen in some of the famous buildings that were created in this style. Other favoured components were trapezoids, zigzag lines, and a strong use of symmetry that could only be found in man-made objects. Motifs such as chevrons, sunbursts, spilling fountains, and even automobile grilles were key parts of the lexicon of Art Deco design. Much of the furnishings of Art Deco were a reaction to the austerity of World War I. Walls were painted cream or brown, and although left mostly plain, would sometimes have a thin border stencilled underneath the ceiling and in corners.
David, Oath of the Horatti and the Death of Socrates. How do David’s paintings reflect the Neoclassical interest in Greek aesthetics, culture, and values? Neoclassical painting typically involved an emphasis on austere linear design in the depiction of classical events, characters and themes, using historically correct settings and costumes. Its emergence was greatly stimulated by the new scientific interest in classical antiquity that arose during the course of the 18th century. In David compositions, it is evident that the costumes, the events, the characters, the themes and the settings fit uncontestably in an historical contest, with all it beauty.
Contrasting this bleak view of the middle class is Joseph Stella’s The Bridge (Doc. B). By illustrating the Brooklyn Bridge similar to a stain-glass window, Stella emphasizes his quasi-religious love for the technological developments of the middle class of the era. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in the late nineteenth century and was widely regarded as a marvel. Religion also provided a stage for new and old ideas to collide.
I found the author’s chronology out of order and thus, a little confusing. Fash first describes the ruins of the great city before describing the city as it was in its heyday. I think it would be better from an illustrative point of view if he painted the picture of Copan at its zenith and then compared that to the sculptures and ruins we see today. Fash continues with prior and recent investigations on the city and then moves on to the political evolution and my favorite part of the book - The rise of Copan chiefdom. He describes how there were two distinct socio-economic levels in the Copan society and how the “elite” lived in plaster-coated structures in close proximity to the decorated public buildings in the Principal Group, and had access to fine imported goods.
The closest representation in the US, however, is the Third Indiana Statehouse; it even has the same proportions. Several national monuments, museums and memorials are influenced by the Parthenon; one such memorial is the Lincoln Memorial. They chose the Parthenon as influence because it seemed the most fitting tribute to the president. Tributes around the world mirror the majesty of the classical temple. Moscow University in Russia sports towering Doric columns and Walhalla was built to show a dedication and connection from Germany to Greece.
Le Corbusier's purist manifesto, the Five Points Towards a New Architecture sets out his ideals for a new architectural aesthetic, which are embodied by the Villa Savoye As one of the early pioneers of Modern Architecture Le Corbusier attempted to discover a new style of architecture that would be appropriate for the 21st century. Like many influential architects of the time, Le Corbusier believed
Paris is known as the fashion capital of the world so it’s quite easy to understand the reason why fashion is honored in this show. Being a unique highlight in the Paris show, the Fashion and Cars booth was made by French National Audiovisual Institute (INA). The show witnessed the convergence of numerous classic cars from the ancient time with all the styles and colors. I think the most powerful are cars from the French carmakers such as Peugeot, Citroen, Renault. You must be very excited to know that after each car there was a background that reflects a period of the fashion industry which is contemporaneous with the birth of the car, I’m