Tuesday, November 2, 2010

READING COMPREHENSION 5

1.
Windsor chair

It was first imported from England in the 1720’s, the language of contrast is displayed through the use of repetition between the spindles of the chair and the open spaces between it. There is also a contrast in the proportion, size, and form of some of the high back Windsor chairs compared to the “splayed” formation of the legs. However this unusual proportion was necessary because most chairs from this period were designed to be functional and more comfortable, in fact Harwood states “Comfort is important, so arms curve and seats contour slightly to fit the body.” In the early neoclassical period the same type of contrast that was evident in the Neo-Palladian and Georgian period between the artifact and its ornament reoccurs. The light marquetry and ornamental designs that adorn furniture from the Neo-Palladian and Georgian period contrast its heavy structure and solid appearance through the use of carvings of flowers and bronze and gilt


2.
Building: Royal pavilion

The Royal pavilion is in classical style and it represents the exotic and eclectic aspect. The building takes advantage of new materials, highly irregular in forms. The Pavilion combines Chinese, Islamic, medieval and Indian details motifs such as Chinese-style lattice, minarets, or onion domes.

Place: Innis Arden residence

This modern house is not only formed in Japanese style architecture. But, inside of it, the house is a display for an extensive collection of Japanese pottery and folk art. This modern house surrounded by garden, in Japanese style too, featuring waterfall. Not only that, pond, Japanese entry gatehouse, and bridge which make this house full of Japanese culture of architecture. With wide big wood column and living spaces

Artifact: Chippendale style legs

there are six different basic Chippendale style legs–the lion’s paw, the ball and claw, the late Chippendale, the Marlborough, the club and the spade–he based three of them on the cabriole shape which is an elegant, serpentine style ending in a distinctive foot. These include the lion’s paw, which ends with a lion paw shaped foot. The club is a simple round foot and the ball and claw, which looks like an eagle talon holding a ball. The remaining leg styles are straight–the Marlborough being a plain, square leg, the spade a tapered round leg often with a square or trapezoid foot, and the late Chippendale having a square leg with a square foot. Chippendale’s Gothic and Chinese influenced designs had straight or tapering legs, tracery carving and fret and lattice work.


Space: Nave, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee

The Egytian Revival architecture style has been rarely used in the United States, but the examples that have and do exist often exhibit interesting elements and imaginative uses of materials.
The style was used in public and educational buildings; churches; cemeteries (for entrances, as in sketch at top; and for tombs); memorials; homes; and out-buildings. Egyptian characteristic attributes include massiveness, solemnity, solidity, and timeless or eternal feeling. Egyptian Revival interiors are far less common in residences but typify rooms in public building of the style.

1 comment:

  1. [1]what makes the chair revolutionary? [2]very nice responses

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