Classical Architecture Scavenger Hunt
Illustrated Glossary of Architectural terms
October 3, 2013, due beginning of class oct 10th
Field trip Assignment
Spend some time before Thursday with the list of terms. Define them and consider making a quick sketch or a few notes to trigger your memory of what the term means.
Then, Thursday, come to class on time, and hop on the bus in the parking lot at Main Street behind Workplace West on Academic Campus, and we’ll head downtown. While Downtown, find examples of classical architectural elements in W-S. The bus leaves at 9:40 & 11:20 from the Millenium Center 101 w. 5th Street (5th and Trade).
Sketch, photograph, or otherwise represent the architectural elements. Reflect on why the architect used the historical elements, considering how architects make choices based on meaning, historical content and aesthetics. The more elements you correctly identify in W-S, the better you’ll do on this assignment.
In your journal, include images of as many of the architectural elements as you can find and very brief reflection of how it is used in our city vs. in classical Greece or Rome.
You are welcome to work with a partner or two. You will need to meet with your partner(s) for an hour or so to organize your findings prior to Oct 10th when you turn in your sketchbooks. Note any partner(s) name(s) in your book.
Extra credit: find the W-S building modeled nearly exactly on a Roman monument. (of course we haven’t begun to study Rome yet). Photograph it, and note what features differ from the original. There is another building in the composite style modeled more closely on a Greek building… don’t let it confuse you!