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Unformatted text preview: 4-6-2011Arch 150 notesArchitecture of Ancient Egypt 3000-250 BCEQuiz: 1) based on images seen in class 2) matching names and terms with definitions etc.-Learn the terms in lecture outlines, know meaning and where they apply-Sources: glossary in back of textbook and/or dictionary of architectureArchitecture provides a visual display of the values a culture holdsStick building vs. Earth building: Thorncrown Chapel and Church of St. Francis de Asis (used surrounding materials)The Worlds earliest civilizations: Mesoamerica, Tigris-Euphrates-Mesopotamia, Yellow River China, Idus, River India/Pakistan, Nile valley, EgyptEgypt, Nile valley: narrow fertile band (valley), desert beyond (surrounding) flows into Mediterranean (the liquid spine of Egypt) river lifeline is the NileReligion was closely related to natureStark opposites: sun-shade, day-night, dry season-wet season. The architecture represents this cosmic polarityWhat ancient Egyptian architecture remains? Primarily mortuary architecture tombsNot much because buildings were not that durable except (primary) mortuary(tombs) and (second)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course ARCH 150 taught by Professor Deines during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.
- Spring '08