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Lecture Notes for ARCH 3116 - History of Architecture with Breitschmid at Virginia Tech (VT)

Notes Information

Material Type:Class Note 1
Professor:Breitschmid
Class:ARCH 3116 - History of Architecture
Subject:Architecture
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2005
Keywords:
  • In/on/at a Place
  • Architectural Form
  • Immediately
  • Provocative
  • Traditional
  • Switzerland
  • Entablature
  • Behind (of)
  • Track and Field
  • Masquerading
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1. BAUHAUS SCHOOL Location: Weimar, Germany YearlEpoch: 1919 Architect: Walter Gropius (notes say Gropius designed it, there are sources attributing the design to Henry Van de V elde) Key Characteristics: tectonic expression ofload-bearing walls interrupted by window screens glass screens are variations on a theme comprising industrial metal windows and crafted elements shape expresses architectural hierarchy and function, making the distinction between the floor levels evident from the exterior (act of climbing stairs makes the hierarchy even more apparent) focus on incorporating technology into design to enhance traditions of craft and individualism importance of craft and workshop tradition that the Bauhaus school was focusing on at the time is evident in design (whereas the Dessau school design has more of a focus on the technological, as is evident in a design style that is only made possible by modern technology and material) Historical Significance: - 1906 Arts and...

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