Academic Papers on Architecture & Design

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14 pages in length. In this research paper, the writer examines the artistic and architectural backgrounds of three ancient cities : Albania's Burtinti, Mexico's Cholula, and Sicily's Syracuse. It is hypothesized that through an examination of their architecture, we can learn much about the lives of early inhabitants, and the thought that went into ...

The Dome Of The Rock

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page essay on this beautiful structure in Jerusalem. It is the oldest example of Islamic architecture in which the original art work is, more or less, unchanged from ancient times. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Agoras, Greek & Roman

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that explores the ancient Greek and Roman architecture of agoras (public squares), including their construction, materials, structures, ornamentation, and social significance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

2 pages worth of notes and discussion about temples and various structures in Egypt nearly 4,000 years old. No Bibliography.

An 8 page paper on the great pyramids of ancient Egypt. Focusing upon the Pyramid at Giza, the Pharaoh's pyramids, and more,-- the writer examines architecture, purpose, use, etc; Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Who Built the Pyramids

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper explores the possibility of alien life through a look at the ancient Egyptian pyramids. The paper concludes that man did make the pyramids but both sides of the issue are addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Early Greek Architecture

  • 10 page paper

Approximately 10 pages in length. Paper examines periods and styles in early Greek architecture. Bibliography lists 7 sources (also includes annotated bibliography as well).

Roman Architecture

  • 11 page paper

An 11 page paper on Roman architecture focusing on such subtopics as the dome construction of temples & civic monuments, city planning, theaters, the Domus, triumphal arches, Roman tombs, and more. In addition to discussion culture, purpose, and general aesthetics, the writer also makes mention of the tools and methods used to construct these great ...

Roman Architecture # 2

  • 5 page paper

This subject is evaluated in terms of its influence on western architecture in this 5 page paper. Also discussed are social factors present when the structures were built as compared with mores and systems present today. Also included is discussion on building materials and style which is compared and contrasted with western art. Government buildings, ...

The Colosseum

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page paper on the many aspects of the Roman Colosseum. A section discussing the building of the Colosseum is first included. This section describes many of the details involved in the building of the Colosseum, including the types of materials, the location, and the labor involved. This is followed by a section discussing ...

A 12 page research paper that analyzes the role of the Renaissance in Italian architecture and city planning, focusing on the cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome. The writer postulates that the Renaissance style of simplicity and symmetry, along with each city's geography, particularly influenced the development of neighborhoods and communities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The writer of this 14 page research paper provides an informative informative view on the Stonehenge Temples in England. The description of Stonehenge is inclued, as well as the theories on how this monument came to be. Bibliography included.

This 7 page paper discusses the premise that modern Christians build large and beautiful churches as a reflection of their own materialism. The writer ultimately argues that such is not the case. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Religious Architecture

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page paper focusing on the architectural styles of three primary religions. The writer explains various structures common to Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic religious styles. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Cathedral Schools

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page essay (plus 1.5pg, FREE outline) discussing how the architecture of Cathedral schools evidence a greater attention to cultural values than the architecture of our contemporary schools. Bibliography lists approximately 7 sources .

Gothic Cathedrals

  • 15 page paper

15 pages on the Gothic cathedral movement between 1100 - 1500 a.d. in Europe. Divides into centuries. Describes Gothic architecture, changes and developments for each time period. Includes descriptions of major cathedrals for each century. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

A 15 page paper analyzing this pivotal period in art in terms of its relationship to the growing secularity of the society at the time. The paper looks in particular at the renovations of the Abbey at St. Denis, which added a Gothic choir to a Romanesque church, and the construction and later renovations to ...

This 10 page paper examines Gothic architecture, its attributes and characteristics, as well as the historical context in which it evolved. Westminster Abbey is the specific building examined. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 10 page essay examining the ways in which the Abbey plays a significant role both in the religious and political consciousness of the England. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 3 page paper that provides an analysis of this work, with a concentration on the physical qualities, iconography and style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Victorian Architecture

  • 10 page paper

10 pages in length. The enchantment of Victorian architecture is appreciated far and near. Here the writer discusses the various styles and addresses the continual battle to preserve and restore these historical buildings. Currently, there is an upsurge in the interest of New Victorian homes -- those with all the exterior splendor of the ...

A 5 page research paper arguing that women were oppressed by the reasons behind the use of nudity in Victorian art. Counter-arguments are presented, and a number of paintings are referenced, including those by Manet, Monet, Delacroix, Courbet, Liebl and Herkomer. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper that looks at the doors of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, modeled after the doors of the Baptistery at San Giovanni by Lorenzo Ghiberti, and considers how they are representative of Italian Renaissance architecture. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

10 pages in length. One of the greatest architects of the Italian High Renaissance. Bramante was the original architect of the great Basilica of St. Peter. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page description of the history, architecture and art of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Details it original conception and construction and describes it current beauty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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