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1 Exploring Major Architectural Sites and Styles By Megan, Jenny, and Kristina

2 Eiffel Tower Height 934 ft; weight 10,100 tons; cost $1 million Repainted every 7 years- 60 tons of paint used Construction- iron, 4 base sloped arches, 3 horizontal stories, 4 sloped arches merging into one single tower Originally intended as a challenge to build a 900 ft. iron structure over the Champ-de- Mars, to last 20 years, Gustave Eiffel chosen to be the creator out of 107 designers. There was controversy over the structure, because Frenchmen thought it was an ugly work and shouldnt be displayed.

3 Center Pavillion Created by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano from 1972-1976 as a modern art museum, made out of high tech steel and glass. This is a modern styled building with colorful transparent tubing to provide visitors with an exciting exterior as well as interior. Photo, exterior · Centre Pompidou · Paris, France

4 Contemporary Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Wright evolved a new concept of interior space in architecture. Rejecting the existing view of rooms as single-function boxes, Wright created overlapping and interpenetrating rooms within shared spaces. He used screening devices and subtle changes in ceiling heights to create the idea of defined space as opposed to enclosed space.

5 He designed and built Falling Water in 1936 in Pennsylvania. The Guggenheim Art Museum took 3 years to build in 1956 in New York, New York

6 Interior Spaces Baroque 1625-1675 Characteristics- dramatic lighting (chiaroscuro), 3 dimensional, elaborate, decorative, representational of church and state, dome shaped instead of narrow isles baroque French for rough or imperfect pearl, fitting the motivation to awe rather than depict a realistic vision Chateau de VersaillesChateau de Versailles, Versailles, France, 1661 to 1774. Photo, interior of chapel

7 Baroque Most popular artists Bernini, Michelangelo, and Borromini Baroque artists used ceilings as their canvas, and applied the paint thickly and vibrantly

8 Rococo Definition- excessively ornate or intricate of or relating to an artistic style especially of the 18th century characterized by fanciful curved asymmetrical forms and elaborate ornamentation Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. Fête Champêtre, 1718/21 Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684 1721) 19 /16 x 25 3/8 in. Oil on panel

9 Rococo First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Rococo is seen both as the climax and fall of Baroque art. After the heavy works created in the Baroque style artists were ready for a change. The Rococo manner was a reaction against the "grand manner" of art identified with the baroque formality and rigidity of court life. Rococo Basilica at Ottobeuren (Bavaria): architectural spaces flow together and swarm with life

10 Tower of Babel Babel if broken down- Baa=gate, el=god The tale of the Tower of Babel, from Genesis 11: 1-9, is an "explanation" of why there are so many different languages. Tower of Babel is a form of a Ziggaurat- built in a circular fashion with an ascending staircase that terminates in a shrine at the top The Tower of Babel did in fact exist: it was a seven-stage ziggurat (stepped pyramid) with a temple to the god Marduk at the top. It was called Etemenanki, or 'the temple of the platform between heaven and earth', and was built in the city of Babylon sometime during the 6th or 7th century BC.

11 Works Cited Eiffel Tower- http://www.tour- Center Pavilion bin/gbi.cgi/Centre_Pompidou.html/cid_2348201.gbihttp://www.tour- bin/gbi.cgi/Centre_Pompidou.html/cid_2348201.gbi Falling Water Guggenheim- Fete Champetre- Rococo Basilica at Ottobeuren (Bavaria) Tower Of Babel- babel.jpg, babel.jpg

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