1700Pictures&Notes - Brazilian hacienda Center was a...

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Brazilian hacienda Center was a large area or patio where coffe was dried The big house was located on one side of the square, usually positioned on higher ground, overlooking e entire area
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Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the only non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title "palace". The Palace, one of England's greatest houses in every sense of the word, was built between 1705 and circa 1722. Its construction was originally intended to be a gift to John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough from a grateful nation in return for military triumph against the French. However, it soon became the subject of political infighting, which led to Marlborough's exile, the fall from power of his Duchess, and irreparable damage to the reputation of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh. Designed in the rare, and short-lived, English baroque style, architectural appreciation of the palace is as divided today as it was in the 1720s. [1] It is unique in its combined usage as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The palace is also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. England Vanbrugh planned Blenheim in perspective that is to be best viewed from a distance. As the site covers some seven acres (28,000 m²) this is also a necessity. Close to, and square on, the facades can appear daunting, or weighed down by too much stone and ornamentation. Inventive and richly decorated version of classicism that emerged in England In adapting the classical language to practical and political ends, it has
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some affinity with baroque New learning, scientific inquiry, experiment, calculate, geometry, pragmatism Charnocks Tomb 1612 Charnock was the founder of Calcutta and is based on moghul prototypes – it is an octagonal structure with round openings on every side with a higher story and crenellations
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Chinese Teahouse Sans souci, Postdam Germany Shape and form are Western but the roof tiles were thought to be an approximation of the patern used at the famous pagoda at Nanjing Darbar Sahib Built in Amritsar in 1764 – lower story is made of marble while the upper stories and domes are covered with plates of gilded copper. Sits on an island in the center of a sacred pool.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ARCH 2351 taught by Professor Sabatino during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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