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Egyptian - (1907 • Artistic creations originate in a “will to form,” not in “use material and technique” • Art negates transitoriness

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EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE Increased Complexity and Regularity
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Country is gift of river Nile Floods require yearly layout of fields
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Names Zoser Khufu Khafre Menkure Hatshepsut Ramesses II
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Zoser Complex, Saqqara Wall Stonehenge and Sacred Mountain False Gates
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Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Senmut Deir-el-Bahari (ca. 1500 BCE) Evolution?
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Representation of Egyptian Cosmos Hieroglyph for World Section through valley Sky and moving sun above Abstract Representation of Nile Valley
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Parts of the temple
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Wilhelm Worringer Abstraction and Empathy
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Unformatted text preview: (1907) • Artistic creations originate in a “will to form,” not in “use, material, and technique” • Art negates transitoriness and decay of nature • Through abstraction, orthogonal artificiality contrasted to organic-living circular building • Abstract forms indicate an inner worry about reality • Abstraction tears object from natural place and puts it into absolute place • Space suppressed into plane • Natural willfulness made into human lawfulness...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course ARCH 3114 taught by Professor Ameri during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Egyptian - (1907 • Artistic creations originate in a “will to form,” not in “use material and technique” • Art negates transitoriness

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