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Arch History Week 6

by: Katie Mayes

Arch History Week 6 ARCH 211

Katie Mayes
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History of Arch
Dr. Gregor Kalas
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Date Created: 09/30/16
1 Architecture History September 26, 2016 Synagogue of Dura Europos - Original Location: Dura Europos, Syria (Currently in Damascus) - “Wall Street” - Original location: Dura Europos, Syria - Currently in Damndcus - Goes against 2 commandment - Vibrant artwork of cultures o From Greek-speaking and Latin-speaking worlds - “community trying to find identity for itself” - Centered on Torah niche o faces Jerusalem - Close to city wall - Have to go thru corridors to get to synagogue o only one entrance - Benches surrounding wall - Stepped up place for leader to stand - Images of arch of the covenant and parting of red sea on wall - Ancient graffiti in Greek and Aramaic on walls - Above Torah niche: citrus and candelabra, sacrifice of Isaac, temple of Jerusalem o obeys prohibition against graven imagery - also has pagan image Ark in the Land of the Philistines in Front of the Temple of Dagon - Paintings from the synagogue of Dura-Europos - Painting of the Red Sea/ Temple in Jerusalem House Church with Baptistery (E or 10) at Dura-Europos - Dura Europos - Open air courtyard - Baptism basin also in a niche o visual similarity to Torah niche o to give arch definition to the area - Images (parables) on the wall St. Gall Plan - Made in Reichenau, Germany c.820 2 - Sent to St. Gall, Switzerland - Benedictine Monasticism - Benedict of Nursia, 6 Century - Cloister = Claustrum, St. Gall Plan - Set up residentially Comparison - Wailing Wall Retaining Wall of the Destroyed Temple o Jerusalem - Arch of Titus in Rome – Procession with Candelabrum Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem - Idea of proportions/ideal measurements for a building - Had a restricted space-only accessible to important priests - Arch of covenant was hidden here - Places for cleansing and practicing outside o Only the elite priests could go inside Rome – Basilica of Maxentius or Basilica of Constantine - Barrel or Tunnel Vaults - Rome, Italy - Used for law courts 3 - Vaulted spaces o ornamented in the interior - Mimicking other vast structures in Rome - Inserted huge sculpture of Constanine in it when he came to power - Instability of structure-bolstered with a semicircular projection o created a space for judges to sit o make it seem like appellates are getting authority from Constantine (in statue form) Courtyard of Old St. Peter’s in Rome - Vatican Basilica - Shown in Vatican Manuscript (Barberini Lat 2733) o Drawn by Giacomo Grimaldi in the 16thc. - Rome - Step away from the house-churches in past - Based on basilicas - Huge bronze pinecone that was in the - middle of the courtyard - About 100 columns o Diff colors of marble - Ceiling had large timbers spanning the width - Apse similar to torah niche o Marks directionality and a focal point o Altar would be put in front of this o According to legend, St. peter is buried underground this spot - Big enough to hold entire Christian community of that time - Spiral columns at altar 1 Architecture History September 28, 2016 Byzantine Empire - Sixth Century - Christianity spread – leading to The organization of empires S. Sabina - Rome - Church - Certain marks on the building from Construction scaffolding - Using principles of the arch - Using bricks on the exterior o Connection with the past in Rome o Façade experience - Arcades - Clerestory; Spolia (Reused) - Exterior is humbler, while the interior Is much more grand – creating its own Experience of pulling you in - Influence of light o The reflection of light directs you in To the building and around the Spaces - Designs originated from one building - Idea of repurposing styles within the building’s design and structure o Bringing back the past o Recognizing the validity by Appropriating the past - Important features: o Clerestory windows o Entrance wall o “When [Pope] Celestine [I] held the highest apostolic post shining as the foremost bishop in the whole world…” o Chancel Barier  Marks off place where clergy is S. Stefano Rotondo - Rome 2 - Date: 468 - Dedicated to Saint Stephen - Round building o Creates a clear focus on the center o Traditional design focusing on The burial o There’s a great diversity of elements Within the structure  The mismatched columns are most likely Because of the collection from different areas o The were proud of the lack of harmony o There’s a set of cylindrical supports Leading and emphasizing a main center - The drawings and plans reveal there Were inner and outer circles – Creating middle spaces within The structure - There’s a side chapel that’s decorated - The building is a Martyrium o A burial place for a martyr o Thought to be the first - The building really focuses and calls Attention the the circular aspect of Emphasizing the martyrs Byzantine Constantinople - Procopius (Historian) - Shown as Ottoman Istanbul - Area is now known as Istanbul 3 - Hagia Sophia o Anthemius of Tralles and Isodorus of Miletus o Hired the two most advanced engineering professors To design a building – Wanted The most qualified to design o Built during the time of the life of the prophet o No longer functioning as a mosque o It is now a museum o Back and forth of construction and deconstruction in order to allow elements to dry o Territoral display o o Light  Emphasizes the dome  Leads people throught he spaces o Mammoth Dome  180ft above the ground  Showcasing the engineering Within the architecture designs  The designers were very proud Of the feat  It’s held up by hidden piers emerging From the building  Angled outwards because of the Lack of time they had to be properly Built (dried)  5-year building schedule, so it’s significant that they were able to build the structure within the time frame


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