Lecture 7 - Byzantine Architecture I. Flight 93 Site a....

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Byzantine Architecture I. Flight 93 Site a. Sacred site for Americans b. Related to ancient ritual of honoring sacred dead? c. People have come with tributes at place near to, but not where, the plane crashed i. SACRED SPACE CAN BE TRANSFERRED ii. Leaving part of yourself (tribute) to honor the dead d. Cannot circle site i. Find circling site to be therapeutic ii. How large is it? = find out by circling it iii. Participating with your body (Deir al-Bahri) e. Landscape architect i. Crescent augmenting trees already there outlining site and allowing you to circle the site ii. BUT some have said it’s glorifying Islam because it’s pointing to Mecca and shape looks like Islamic Flag iii. Made it into complete circle f. LOTS OF DISPUTE WHEN IT’S SACRED TERRITORY II. Vietnam Memorial a. Most comforting way to memorialize is to make people move in a path b. Built into earth i. Fought in earth ii. Buried in earth c. Didn’t provide place for tributes d. Reflective granite i. Looking at yourself while commemorating those who fought for you III. Basilicas a. No vaulting i. Too costly ii. Too arrogant iii. Notions of emperor and Greco-Romans
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HAA 0040 taught by Professor Franktoker during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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