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  • Imperfect People
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    Truth About God " You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. ' - Acts 7: 51-52 The Jews have always been afraid of the radicals of God. They have in the safety and understandings of the past and fear the effects of these radicals. But when these radicals like the prophets arrive, they persecute them because they are uncertain about the truth. An e...
  • Classical Ideal Question Number One Archaic Example
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    FA 48 ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD ESSAY QUESTIONS 1 THROUGH 4 Michael J. Wiggin 6/8/98 Program One: CLASSICAL IDEAL Question number one Archaic example: KOUROS c. 540 BC (page 12 of text) Classical example: THE DORYPHORUS OF POLYCLITUS c. 440 BC (page 13 of text) The archaic piece is stiff, formal and yet, faintly smiling, giving the viewer a sense of joy in life and of triumph. These were modeled after Egyptian sculptures and followed an established canon. One foot in front of the other, arms at t...
  • Form Of The Church
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    Byzantine Architecture A mixed style, i.e. a style composed of Greco-Roman and Oriental elements which, in earlier centuries, cannot be clearly separated. The form of the church used most in the west, a nave supported on columns and an atrium (see BASILICA), appears in many examples of the fifth century in Byzantium as well as in Rome; the sixth century saw such churches erected in other regions outside Rome, at Ravenna, in Istria, and in Africa. In the West this style of building occasionally p...
  • Tower For The Trinity Church
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    Henry Hobson Richardson designed his most famous building, Trinity Church in Copley Square, after winning a competition in 1972. James O'Gorman described Trinity as "a cultural even of the first importance in American history."The building both represents a departure of the Boston's mind from its Puritan past, and emergence of American creativity as a force in architecture". Born in 1838, Richardson was raised just outside New Orleans and surrounded by the colorful stucco buildings of New Orlean...
  • Era Of Building During Their Times
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    A look at scientific / mathematical developments of the 1600's and 1700's helps place the Central European Baroque church in context: Des argues, Bernoulli, Leibniz and Scieferenna, all mathematician or architect, all dealt with theories of synthesis and convergence. The effect of the new mathematical ideas were on architecture was a gradual transformation of space from pure, static and isolated to composite, dynamic and interpenetrating. Architects used geometrical methods as plan generators. T...
  • Alabama Judicial Building On Monday As Attorneys
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    MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 25 - About 100 demonstrators prayed outside the Alabama Judicial Building on Monday as attorneys went to court to stop a federal judge's order to remove a 5,300-pound stone representation of the Ten Commandments from the building's rotunda. ATTORNEYS for a Christian talk show host and a pastor asked U.S. District Judge William Steele for an injunction to block the monument's removal, arguing that taking it away would violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of relig...
  • Second Type Of Byzantine Church
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    Whereas the early Christians developed basic centralized and basilican forms from which much of later medieval architecture in the West evolved, in the East the Byzantines turned to more exotic combinations of forms. These buildings were inspired by rich late Roman traditions, as exemplified by the complexities of Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, and were often closely tied to imperial patronage. They drew on the intricacies of late antique plans, the form of the double-shell structures, and the growi...
  • Saint Sernin Basilica
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    Saint Saturn ius, later franc ized to sernin, was martyred on November 29 in the year 250 for failing to sacrifice to the pagan gods that the Romans forced upon his people. After being dragged to death by a bull he was buried, and at the end of the 4th century a basilica was constructed above his tomb. This building was replaced in the late 11th century by the Saint Sernin basilica (see appendix, 1 ab) that is currently in Toulouse, France, a town positioned on the Garronne River a short distanc...
  • Historic Beauty Of The Castle District
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    The Castle District Of Budapest Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a very exciting place for history. Tourists can enjoy the historic beauty of the Castle District, and see how it has managed to mirror the country's history in its stones. The Castle District rises 50 to 60 meters (165 to 200 ft.) above the Danube River, and is more than a square mile in diameter. Most of the buildings were built around the 13th century. It is one of the most romantic pedestrian sections in Europe. The golden a...

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