7 Architecture Facts pt.39 | Renaissance, Tuscan & Architect Skills

This is a video about 7 facts in architecture. They are as follows; The Tuscan column is one of the five classical orders used by the Romans. It’s the most uncomplicated of the five, closest aesthetically to the Doric order. The column includes a simplified capital and base, and plain shaft and entablature; In architecture, the word “trabeated” means post and lintel construction. Trabeation is ancient and began when mankind moved from caves to custom structures. This is clear in the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman worlds of antiquity; Architects are generally good at or interested in math and language, they’re creative, they can draw and maybe even sketch by hand, but most importantly, they’re conscientious. While not every architect possesses every one of these traits, the virtues can be considered foundational; Louis Sullivan used to say, “Form follows function.” The phrase implied that a building’s shape had everything to do with its function. Today, however, it’s not hard to find examples of contemporary architecture that embody the opposite—function following form. Interestingly, both ideas are useful; The Italian Renaissance lasted about 200 years, beginning in the 14th century. The architecture is said to reflect a growing humanist ideology, which strived for clarity of thought and organization in a return to classicism; Paul Rudolph was an architect known for his geometrically complex concrete buildings. And yet Rudolph was a modernist. So many of his buildings held a delicate tension between the weight of concrete form and a delicate minimalism of the age; Neoclassical is used to describe an architectural aesthetic of classical revival that became popular around 1750. In the U.S., Federal style, Greek Revival, and Beaux-Arts architecture were all associated with the movement.

This is a video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt.




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