A cathedral is the principal chrurch of a diocese, containing the bishop's throne. One of the Greek and Latin names for the official "seat" or throne of a bishop is cathedra, which is where the name cathedral originated from. (Cathedrals). Cathedrals were located in important cities and built to be as large and awe-inspiring as possible. (Hinds).
20 June 2013 The Pantheon The Pantheon in Rome is widely regarded as one of the most important buildings in history. Indeed, “the Pantheon represents the highest achievement of Roman architecture, both formally and structurally. It combines boldness, scale, and mastery of every architectural art” (Trachtenberg and Hymen 142). Its impressive architecture left a legacy: it was widely imitated in Roman tombs and temples. Its influence is also found in many other places.
At around 1120 Warwick castle first started to build stone walls around the perimeter and then in 1450 guys tower was added, giving it the classical ‘castle’ look. In 1540 ceasers tower was added, this was added as a defensive feature, showing that around this time castles were still built for battle. Then in 1700 royalists in the civil war besieged it, they added cannons to the towers and the castle looked more like it does nowadays. In 1800 refurbishments were added, improving the living quarters and making it a palace castle from here on out it was indeed considered a palace castle until nowadays where Warwick castle is a tourist attraction owned by Madame tussards, who also own Alton towers and Thorpe park etc. so it is owned by the owners of theme parks, which gives it the touristy feel.
Ghent Altarpiece The Ghent Altarpiece is considered by scholars to be one of the most ambitious and complex paintings of the 15th century. Its detailed panels convey its sacred matter with such realism that art historians mark it as the start of the Northern Renaissance. The altarpiece, also known as the “Adoration of the Lamb”, was begun in 1425. The exterior frame of the altarpiece indicates it was started by painter Hubert van Eyck who died before he could finish, and then completed by his brother Jan van Eyck in 1432. The painting was then acquired by a wealthy patron Jodocus Vijd for placement in the Church of Saint John, Ghent, Belgium.
Ancient Egyptians used stone to carve images and used wood as a cheaper alternative. Text and images were carved onto temple walls, on religious relics, and inside tombs. Carvings depicting events in daily life filled the tombs in an order to create the ideal afterlife. The powerful people in Egyptian society were adorned with jewelry, decorated clothing, and ornate headdresses. Temples were elaborately decorated with hieroglyphics and religious symbols.
Byzantine art never lost sight of this classical heritage. The Byzantine capital is known as Constantinople, and is known for its abundance of classical sculptures and the entire city was adorned with them. The subject matter of monumental Byzantine art was primarily religious and imperial. There were two themes are they are often combined, and it is believed by scholars that this is a direct result of the pious and autocratic nature of the Byzantine society, and partly too because of its economic structure. Portraits of later Byzantine emperors that decorated the interior of the sixth-century church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
The word “Romanesque” (coined in 1818, 1819 or 1824 --there is no total agreement-- as a bridging term between Roman and Carolingian architecture that preceded “Romanesque,” and Gothic that followed it) embraces architecture, art, and sculpture. It was a European cultural phenomenon promoted from the late 10th century to about 1200** by the rapid expansion of monastic orders, the most powerful of which was the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny (founded in 910) in Burgundy, eastern France. The most widespread and magnificent expressions of Romanesque are to be found mainly in churches and church related buildings: e.g. monasteries, abbeys, pilgrim shelters, hospices. What is Romanesque Architecture?
The Latin Quarter has a history of political unrest. The Place Saint Michel became the center of the Paris Commune in 1871. The domed landmark now known as the Pantheon was commissioned around 1750 as an abbey church. After two years, the Constituent Assembly converted it into a secular mausoleum for the great men of the French liberty era. Later, the Pantheon became a secular necropolis.
France, and especially Paris, have some of the world's largest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world, but also the Musée d'Orsay, mostly devoted to impressionism, and Beaubourg, dedicated to Contemporary art. The Château de Chambord is one of the many French royal residences of the Loire Valley. Disneyland Paris is France's and indeed Europe's most popular theme park, with 15,405,000 combined visitors to the resort's Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park in 2009.  The historical theme park
In 1940 the house was sold to media personality John Nesbitt. He had it changed by Wright, adding a swimming pool on the north terrace and a heating system. A lot of damage to the Ennis House occurred due to the Northbridge earthquake in 1994 and heavy rains in 2004-2005. It was estimated that the restoration would cost about $15,000,000. The unusual design of the building made it an attractive place for Hollywood filmmakers.