Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making World Connections [iar 432]

Beautiful Architecture with design language derived from some of history's most popular pieces of the built environment, can be found all over the world...even in our nation's capital. Over Spring Break I took a visit to Washington, D.C., where I experienced first hand, how history influences modern architecture, and how it is applied to places of importance to imply power, strength, and solidity. These buildings house some of the most important meetings, documents, pieces of art, and even memories which make America what it is today. My photographs (above) are paired with some of the places we have discussed in class...





-Washington Monument | Washington, D.C.


-Trajans Column | Rome, Italy







-National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.


-Crystal Palace | Hyde Park, London, England







-United States Botanic Garden | Washington, D.C.



-Hall of Mirrors | Versailles, France







-United States Capitol Building | Washington, D.C.


-St. Nicholas' Church | Helsinki, Finland







-National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.


-Parthenon | Athens, Greece







-Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool | Washington, D.C.


-Gardens of Versailles | Versailles, France







-National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.


-Pantheon | Rome, Italy






As we can see... Architecture has been borrowed from all over the world.


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