Architecture in Minutes by Susie Hodge

By Susie Hodge

During this concise and finished consultant to the area of structure, artwork historian Susie Hodge outlines the background and concept of structure, from the earliest constructions and monuments to the state-of-the-art recommendations of the current day, and profiles dozens of key constructions and celebrated architects. issues and ideas comprise the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic structure, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, Revivalism, paintings Nouveau, Modernism, Futurism, and Dynamic structure. each thought is observed by way of an illustration.

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Establishing their court at Damascus, they built a series of grand palaces. The Great Mosque (opposite, 705–15), modelled on the prototype of the Prophet’s mosque in Mecca, featured a vast enclosed courtyard with a minaret at each corner, and a central prayer hall divided by Corinthian columns into three aisles. Drawing on Christian architectural features, it included domes, round arches, Byzantine-style gold mosaics, carved reliefs and veined marble slabs. The Great Mosque at Samarra (851) is noted for its spiralling minaret, the 52-metre (162-ft) Malwiya Tower, as well as early Islamic decoration in the form of floral and geometric stucco carvings.

8 metres (19 ft) at the top. Original local materials included stone, brick, rammed earth and wood, but the third rebuilding of the wall (from the ascent of the Ming dynasty in 1368 through to its conclusion in 1644) was stronger and more complex than any of the others. The eastern half is built of dressed stone or kiln-fired brick, the western half of rammed earth, sometimes faced with sun-dried brick. Watchtowers, gateways and forts along the length of the wall guarded against approaching raiders.

From arches, the Romans also developed arcades (a series of arches on columns) and the barrel vault, cross vault and dome. They used five orders on their columns. To the Greek Doric, Ionic and Corinthian (see here), they added the Tuscan (an even simpler form of Doric) and the Composite, a richer form of Corinthian. Columns and passageways were decorated with reliefs and free-standing sculptures. Some triumphal arches were surmounted by a statue or a currus triumphalis, a group of statues of the emperor or general.

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