Neoclassical Architecture

Neoclassical Architecture Assignment Instructions:   

FINDING NEOCLASSICAL ELEMENTS IN LOCAL ARCHITECTURE 

MATERIALS:

1.      A notebook with lined paper

2.      3 or 4 pages of plain paper for drawing OR an electronic camera/smart phone.

3.      Pencil, pen and felt-tipped pen.

                  4.    The architecture booklet with vocabulary, terms and illustrations.

           

WORKING GUIDELINES:

            Do most of your observations from the sidewalk or street.  It may be useful to move so that you can see the sides of the building.  IMPORTANT: Do not go onto private property unless invited, and never enter the building unless you know the person and you feel absolutely safe in doing so.

FIELD WORK:

            Each student within your group must locate ONE building which exhibits the simplicity and symmetry of Classical architecture and which has at least five (5) classical elements. It is important that the students in each group do not duplicate their efforts, so plan which buildings you plan to use for the project.

a. Draw a pencil sketch of the building.  You may draw just the front, or you may try using perspective to show one side as well.

b. OR    Take a photo. Photos are an option. You must come with your electronic photos printed, and color photographic images are highly preferable.

  (DO NOT EXPECT TO USE CLASS TIME TO PRINT.)

c. Record the address (and the name of the building if named) of the building.

d. What was probably the original use of the building?  Can you determine its age?

e. What is the building’s current use?   How does the community identify the structure? What other information may be interesting about the building? Are there any legends or local folklore about the building? Dig a little deeper into the structure’s history. Use this information on the poster.                              

DUE FOR CLASS: 

            1.  The drawing or photo of a building with classical elements. (One drawing or photo from each student in your work group.)

            2   Any information about the building that you plan to use on the poster. Identify how this information was gained (e.g.: From whom or from what source)

 

IN CLASS:

1.     Groups mount drawings and photos on poster board.

2.     Label at least five classical elements for each building on the poster.

3.     Label your poster. (Give the poster a title.)

4.     Put group member names on the front of your poster.

5.     Present the poster to the class

6.     Please note: Posters will be mounted in the school’s hallways for public viewing.

 

Have fun!

 

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William Petrics,
Sep 25, 2013, 4:22 AM
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William Petrics,
Sep 25, 2013, 4:26 AM
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