Description: An examination of 3-dimensional media: Sculpture and Architecture T

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Description: An examination of 3-dimensional media: Sculpture and Architecture This is a research, read, consider, think, and write exercise. You may list sources if helpful, but use your own words. Topic 2.) Examine and discuss all of the following buildings: – The Pantheon – Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, The Eiffel Tower – Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater Architecture is often discussed in terms of 3 dimensions, as though it was large scale sculpture, but architecture always has a specific function. Architecture conveys meaning and is “read” like paintings and sculpture are “read.” Each element has a function and a meaning; therefore, buildings communicate messages to the viewer. During this Discussion, imagine yourself in the spaces while you examine it and discuss it. Include in your answer: Who is the architect? From what era and what culture is the building? What was its function and location? What are the building materials –what is it made of? Are there any special construction techniques used? Why is the building important? Be specific.


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