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Art / 1300-1700 : An 8 page research paper on the development of artistic techniques between 1300 and 1700 in The Netherlands, Flanders, Rome, Spain, Italy and France. Various artists’ works are discussed in terms of evolving techniques, including Da Vinci, Van Eyck, Michelangelo, La Tour, Velazquez, and the Boucicaut Master. Other influences are also presented. Bibliography lists 6 sources. 6paint.wps

Jan van Eyck / Techniques and Innovations : A 7 page research paper on the innovations of van Eyck. The writer looks at the incorporation of realism and religious/ethereal symbolism within everyday settings, describing the symbolism in the Ghent alterpieces and the Arnolfini Wedding. Also explored are his techniques in light, illumination, oil and color. A discussion of Panofsky’s theory on not reviewing art within historical contexts is also presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Cneyckn.wps

Comparison of Two Art Genres -- Sensibilite vs. Rococo : 4 pages in length. An analytical discussion of how paintings from different eras are indeed, representative of entirely different genres. The writer describes Francois Boucher's "The Toilet of Venus" as being exemplary of the Sensibilite Movement while Greuz's "Broken Eggs" is more clearly a work from the Rococo Period. The key features that separate these two types of art are defined and each painting is described in the context of its own period. No Bibliography. Paintin3.wps

Comparing Three Minimalist Artists : A 10 page paper highlighting the work of Marcel Duchamp, Ulrich Ruckriem and Donald Judd. Of these three artists, it would appear that only Ruckriem is in danger of taking too seriously both his work and minimalist art in general. Duchamp made fun of the entire area of modern art and encouraged others to do the same; Judd even disdained hearing his work called sculpture. They each presented very different styles, both in their approaches and their final work, as evidenced by Ruckriem’s concerns of his work being too much for a building to support weighed against the report of Judd’s volume of work and wide range of sizes. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Minimal.wps

Abstract Expressionism / Art & Architecture Comparison : A 20 page paper that explores layering, spatial depth, minimalism, combination of materials, objects and colors, and the moralist vein, all of which typify abstract expressionism. The artists and architects reviewed and compared include: Pollock and Richard Gluckman, Helen Frankenthaler and Garth Alexander Oldershaw, Jasper Johns and James Stewart Polshek, and Barnett Newman and Sam Durant. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Artarch.wps

"Art Past, Art Present" by Wilkins and Schultz: A Specific View of... : This 4 page report discusses both the text itself and the work of two different "modern" artists – Jasper Johns and Diego Rivera -- from the book "Art Past, Art Present." By examining the work of artists within a specific timeframe, the authors also present a larger view of human history and culture. Bibliography lists only the text itself as a source. Artpast.rtf

Movies – 20th Century Art Form : This 8 page report discusses cinema as a form of 20th century art. Numerous examples are noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Moviart.wps

The Contributions Of Meyer Shapiro To Romanesque Art : An 8 page paper that discusses the contribution that Meyer Shapiro made to Romanesque Art. It discusses how Shapiro relates the aesthetics of Romanesque Art to the social desire of the period to create beauty as well as speak to the religious themes, and that aesthetic renderings of religious themes was the main intent of the artists. He proves this through a discussion of the liberties the artists took with those themes. This representation runs counter to most discussions of Romanesque art, which focus on form and function. 1 source cited. Romanart.wps

Cubism in Modern Art : A 5 page paper that argues that Cubism, and particularly artists Picasso and Braque, was the forerunner to the "science as art" movement that continues today. The paper defines Cubism and its originators, and looks at some of the works of the cubists and how it affected a modern application of science in the arts. Artists works and ideas discussed include Picasso, Cezanne, Leger, Uecker, Duchamp, Malevich, Frankenthaler and Klee. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Cubism.wps

Cubism vs. Futurism : 3 page essay comparing cubism and futurism (abstract art) with mention of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Marinetti, DuChamp etc; No Bibliography. Cubsimfu.wps

French Impressionism vs. Modernism : A 4 page paper comparing these two art forms. The writer describes how each is different from the other, as well as comparing one of Monet's paintings [Water Lillies] with one of Picasso's [Ma Jolie]. Bibliography cites 6 sources. Artcomp.wps

Human Nature in Renaissance Art : A 20 page paper describing the view of human nature on renaissance art. The writer describes the Renaissance belief in humanism and its effects on the view of human nature and how this is portrayed in art of the time. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Renaissat.wps

Michelangelo’s Contributions to the Renaissance : A 6 page research paper that critically analyzess the life and selected works of the Italian artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo’s contributions and influence on Italy and the Renaissance period are discussed, with particular reference to his sculpture, ‘David’, and his painting in the Sistine Chapel. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Michren.wps

Romanesque Art : The contributions of Marilyn Stokstad are noted in this 8 page paper that focuses on the Romanesque style. The only source for this analysis is her 1988 book Medieval Art in which she focuses on history in interpreting the evolution of various art periods. The roots of Romanesque art are discussed, which include such influences as the Carolingian, Ottonian and Byzantine styles. Romart.wps

Pop Art : The sixties art movement is discussed in a 6 page overview. Definitions of the movement are in depth. Specific works are analyzed along with the movement itself. Social and political meanings of the art are explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Popart.wps

Social, Political & Economical Impact Of 18th Century Art : 3 pages in length. The social, political and economical impact of eighteenth century art was vast and encompassing. The world, at that time, was changing in leaps and bounds, and those of the artistic circles were not to be left behind. The writer discusses the particular influence to this change of two extraordinary and celebrated French artists: Jacques-Louis David and Francois Boucher. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Art18cent.wps

African-American Art & Apartheid : A 5 page paper that considers the impacts of African American art and artists on the transition from Apartheid rule and suggest that the prevellence of compassionate correlations made in American art have underscored the imperative of black artists in South Africa. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Afra.wps

Cultural Expression In African American Art : A 4 page paper on the use of art to express the African American struggles (everyday and over the centuries), successes, and the search for identity and empowerment. Two artists highlighted are: Jason Miccolo Johnson and John Biggers, noting their past and contributing contributions to the culture of African American expression. The paper also relies on quotes from literary and other Black artists to express not only the daily struggle for survival and recognition for African Americans, but the struggle of Black artists in the art world itself. Art.doc

The Rediscovery Of The Human / The New Physicality In Late Medieval Art & Literature : A comprehensive, 60 page thesis paper on the transition between what has come to be called in the art field the Romanesque & Gothic periods. The writer asserts, first, that a similar distinction is also present in the literature, and that the Gothic spirit is actually a rediscovery of the physical which had been lost due to the Christian Church’s obsession with the spiritual alone. It is ultimately concluded that the transformation of vision that occurred in late medieval ages was the movement from a culture obsessed with becoming divine to a culture more at home in its own humanity. Bibliography lists more than 25 sources. Artthes.rtf

The Renaissance & Humanism In the Art and Music in San Marco, Venice :
A 12 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the significant features of the art and music of San Marco, Venice during the Renaissance era and considers the relationship between the art and the ideal of humanism. Bibliography lists 7 sources. venicen.wps

Fras Angelico and Lippi / Style & Social Perspective : An 8 page research paper exploring the social and personal ideals held by Fras Angelico and Lippi and how these ideals translated to their art. The writer discusses several pieces, with focus on the contrast between their "Madonna and Child" paintings. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cnlipang.wps

Abstract Expressionism / Art & Architecture Comparison : A 20 page paper that explores layering, spatial depth, minimalism, combination of materials, objects and colors, and the moralist vein, all of which typify abstract expressionism. The artists and architects reviewed and compared include: Pollock and Richard Gluckman, Helen Frankenthaler and Garth Alexander Oldershaw, Jasper Johns and James Stewart Polshek, and Barnett Newman and Sam Durant. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Abstrexp.wps

The Influence Of African Art in Haiti : A 10 page paper that describes the influences of African art on Haiti and looks at some early Haitian artists and considers the role of their African heritage in the development of their craft. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Arihaiti.wps

Japanese Art and Culture : This 10 page paper provides an overview of Japanese culture with an emphasis on art. Included is a section on the history of art in Japan. Contemporary subjects are addressed including the culture's treatment of AIDS and homosexuality. Comparisons between Japanese and Western culture are made throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Japcult.wps

Japanese Art During The Asuka Period : This 5 page paper provides an overview of Japanese art as was created during the Asuka period. The scope of the era is defined and its link with the introduction of Buddhism is highlighted. The Horyuji Temple is noted as being important to the history of Japanese art and the clothing as created during the time period is also included. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Asuka.wps

Japanese Art Of The Kamakuran Period : 10 pages in length. The Kamakuran period marks the time in Japanese history when the city of Kamakura was the capitol of Japan. The period was characterized by great and beautiful art as a direct result of the change in military rule, and Buddhist beliefs. Most of the art of the time consisted sculptures pictures and portraits of Gods, spirits, and priests. This paper traces the development, significance, & style of Kamakuran Bibliography lists 5 sources. Kamakura.doc

Mimbres Pottery : A 10 page essay on the beautiful pottery produced by this tribe of ancient North American Indians. Bibliography lists six sources. Mimbres.wps

Josiah Wedgwood : This 5 page paper profiles the man who has been praised for creating an extremely successful enterprise in the eighteenth century. He is most well known for the type of Wedgwood pottery sold today in light blue with decorative white reliefs. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wedgwood.wps

Mexican Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries / Comparison of Styles and Trends :
A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the basic trends in art in 19th and 20th century Mexico and considers the impact of the War of Independence on the emergence of the focus on regional art. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mexiart.wps

Leonardo DaVinci : A 10 page overview of Leonardo DaVinci's life & work. Bibliography lists 7 sources. End notes. Davinci.wps

Rembrandt’s Life & Works : A 7 page paper on the life and works of Rembrandt. The writer discusses some of the more significant of his works, and talks about how he was perceived by his peers. Bibliography included. Remb.wps

Salvadore Dali : 5 page biography and discussion of the 20th century Spanish surrealist painter, Salvadore Dali. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dali.wps

Salvadore Dali / Life & Works : 10 pages exploring the life of Dali concentrating on how aspects of his life influenced his painting. Examples of his early, Surrealist, and Classical periods are given with analysis. Bibliography that lists 6 sources. Saldal.wps

Salvador Dali / A Look At Two Of His Works : This 3 page report examines two of the painter's most renown works, The Persistence of Memory and Sacrament of the Last Supper. They are not done in the same style, yet share many similarities. A brief synopsis of Dali's life as an artist serves as an introduction. No Bibliography. Dali2.wps

The Use Of Non-Naturalistic Coadjutors In The Work Of Salvadore Dali : An 8 page essay on the use of non-naturalistic ‘‘coads,’’ or images, in representatives works from the different periods of Dali’s career. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Coads.wps

Breton, Dali, & Dada / Surrealism : A 7 page essay on the roots of Dada and Surrealism, with a discussion of the political and personal influences characteristic of these art forms—their beginning and their end. Artists work reviewed include Salvadore Dali, Rene Magritte, and Sherwood Anderson, among others. Bibliography cites 9 sources. Surealda.wps

"Hagar" by Edmonia Lewis (1875) : A 5 page reaction paper to this extraordinary marble representation of the biblical character emphasizes a variety of emotional responses. Several points are made including the artist's possible perception, the masculinity of the piece along with its angelic qualities.The figure's relationship with the biblical tale is also noted. Hagar.doc

Howard Finster / An Artist on a Mission : A comprehensive 10 page discussion of the life and works of Reverend Howard Finster, a 20th century artist who, when suddenly endowed late in life with the talent to paint, believed that God was guiding him artistically. Numerous works are analyzed. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Finster.wps

Helen Frankenthaler : A 4 page paper that discusses Frankenthaler's experience in the world of art, her unique technique and its subsequent applications. The paper discusses the fact of recognition for her technique in a male-dominant art world, but not her works. Through feminist descriptions of a few of her works, the paper posits that the beauty of the paintings themselves may have been largely ignored in light of the fact that her technique was so intriguing. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Frank2.wps

Mark Rothko & Universal Visions : A 5 page research paper on Mark Rothko and his artistic vision as it applies to the concept of art and society. The writer posits that Rothko’s vision was much more than colors, shapes and forms, and reflects an intent to move the soul beyond isolation to universalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Cnrothko.wps

Frida Kahlo : This 1 page paper discusses the life of famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The writer analyzes the way Kahlo's paintings represent her life, and the inspiration she offers as a Latin American woman. Bibliography lists one source. Frida.wps ..Total Price Only $ 9.95 !

The Life & Works of F.J. DeGoya : 6 page discussion of the life and works of Francisco Jose DeGoya, the 18th century Spanish painter. Focuses upon "The Shootings of May Third" and "Pradrera de San Isidro." Bibliography lists 8 sources. Goya.wps

The Influence Of Francisco de Goya : A 15 page paper analyzing the effect the late eighteenth-century painter Francisco de Goya had on the Impressionists of the late nineteenth century and the Expressionists of the early twentieth. The writer concludes that the Impressionists primarily gained from Goya a fresh way of looking at light; the Expressionists gained from his darker period a more direct way of depicting the human soul. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Goya2.wps

Romanticism / The Dark Eye of Beauty : A 10 page analysis of three paintings-Goya’s "Saturn devouring his son," Delacroix’s "Death of Sardanapalus," and Fuseli’s "The Nightmare." The writer examines how each of these paintings fits a definition of Romanticism written in an essay by Burke in 1755 while also discussing the contributions that each artist made to the Romantic movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Rompaint.wps

Art During the Romantic Period : A 10 page examination of the art and artists which characterize the period referred to as the Romantic Period. Includes literature, music and painting. Stresses that this period is characterized more by philosophical revolt, a revolt in which all art forms began to rebel against the status quo and rationalism, than it is by a particular art form or style. Also stresses that there is much overlap between art forms and that classification of such forms is often subjective. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Romanart.wps

Gaze / Impressionist Flaneur : An 8 page essay on the gaze of the Impressionists in the urban setting. The writer posits that the flaneur’s gaze was not only artistic but political, particularly in respect to consumerism and changing women’s roles. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Gaze.wps

Cezanne’s "The Bather" : A 5 page research essay on Paul Cezanne’s mesmerizing work, "The Bather." In the course of an argument that posits that the work is nearly indescribable and is definitely "un-categorical," the writer describes Cezanne’s techniques, philosophies and achieved effects. The writer also provides descriptions of the work by art critics, which tend to the metaphysical. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cezbathr.doc

Cezanne’s "The Bather" # 2 : A 5 page essay on the rhythms and cadences that speak to the soul in Cezanne’s "The Bather." The writer compares the dissonances in Cezanne’s work to musical counterbalance, positing that the artist (Cezanne) creates a Rachmaninoff concerto from Debussy’s "Chanson de Billets." Cezmuse.doc

Cezanne’s "The Great Bathers" / Response : A 5 page essay on the rhythms and cadences that speak to the soul in Cezanne’s "The Great Bathers." The writer compares the dissonance and consonance in Cezanne’s work to musical counterbalance, positing that Cezanne creates a symphonic arrangement from the various techniques described. Cezmuse2.doc

Courbet and Cezanne / A Contrast and Comparison : A 6 page paper comparatively discussing the lives & works of these two artists. Their reflections of their lives within their works are contrasted and compared. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cezan.wps

Biography Of Van Gogh / Stone’s "Lust for Life" : A 7 page paper discussing the way Irving Stone presented the life of Van Gogh in this bio-history. It compares Stone’s version of one particular incident to those of two other Van Gogh biographers, and also includes the viewpoints of several other critics who have commented on Stone’s handling of his genre. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Vangogh.wps

Sunflowers Comparative / Monet & Van Gogh : A 5 page research paper comparing and contrasting the sunflower paintings of these two artists. The writer posits that, according to their own desires, the artists created the effect of either order (Monet) or emotion (van Gogh). Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sunflwr.wps

Van Gogh’s "Starry Night" as a Religious Vision : A 15 page analysis of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, showing how its technique and iconography argue in favor of its role as religious art. The paper examines the painting from both a technical and a symbolic viewpoint. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Starvis.wps

Van Gogh’s "Self Portrait With A Straw Hat" : A 5 page paper discussing three different perspectives of Vincent Van Gogh. The first addresses the self-portrait, titled "Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat," and how his personal life was evident in the painting. The second perspective is also based on the same self-portrait but addresses how earlier art influenced this piece. The last section, and the largest, illustrates why people saw Van Gogh as insane. Bibliography lists 4 sources. RAgogh.wps

Teaching Van Gogh to Sixth Grade Students - 3 Lesson Plans : Three 2-page lesson plans for teaching 6th grade art students. Includes Van Gogh's artwork, new vocabulary words, and a post-lesson quiz. Each bibliography lists 2 sources. An excellent reference for anyone studying elementary education ! (6 pages total). Artlesso.wps

Artwork Of Frederic Remington & His Depiction Of The American West :
A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the ideals and values of the American West as expressed through the art work of Frederic Remington. This paper considers Remington's impact on the identity of the West and the myths and perceptions that were supported by his art. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Remington.rtf

Castiglione's "The Courtier" and Neoplatonic Beauty During the Renaissance :
A 6 page paper on this landmark work in Renaissance literature and the art that shared its aesthetic goals. The writer details Castiglione's view of Neoplatonic beauty, and then relates it specifically to the works of two Renaissance artists, Michelangelo and Leonardo da vinci. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Castig.wps

Caravaggio’s Card Sharps" : A 7 research paper which analyzes this work by the Italian artist Caravaggio. The writer shows how this painting is representative of Caravaggio’s work and also the areas in which it is unique. The controversy surrounding Caravaggio’s habitual use of young boys as subjects for his paintings is also addressed. Bibliography lists 4 sources-. Cardshar.wps

Corrado Giaquinto’s "The Marriage of the Virgin" : A 3 page paper that provides an analysis of this work, with a concentration on the physical qualities, iconography and style. Bibliography lists 3 sources. giaqui.wps

Restoration Of The Sistine Chapel : A 5 page paper discussing the restoration of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and the various sides taken in the controversy surrounding whether they were improved or destroyed by the work done. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Sistine.wps

Rodin’s "The Kiss" : A 5 page research paper that explores Rodin’s work from the viewpoint of aesthetics, form, and passion. The writer also explores his work in terms of the period in which it appeared, criticism received, past and present, and how ultimately, his aesthetic principles are served. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Rodinkis.wps

Cellini & Michelangelo, Mannerism Pieces : A 6 page paper exploring the way which two artists expressed the changing world in which they lived. The two pieces compared and contrasted are Michelangelo’s "The Damned," a small part of Last Judgment, and Cellini’s The Saltcellar. These pieces were selected because of similar and contrasting poses of the figures within the pieces and how they represent a move to Mannerism. Ideals studied include subject, and affectations such as complexity and variety. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cellmich.wps

Edgar Degas : This 5 page report discusses Edgar Degas (1834-1917), French painter and sculptor. The writer also briefly compares two of Degas best-known paintings, "Dancer on Stage" and "Women With Chrysanthemums." Bibliography lists 7 sources. Degas2.wps

Christo / A Contemporary Artist : This 8 page overview about a contemporary artist is organized into four parts. One part discusses the artist’s use of color and another compares him to DeKooning. The third part is an analysis of Christo’s role in contemporary society and how the era in which he lives is reflected by his works. Finally, a mock interview with the man reveals answers to the public’s most perplexing questions. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Christo.wps

Jackson Pollock / Abstract Expressionist : This 9 page paper proposes that the abstract expressionist was the leader of the art movement in America during the post World War II era. Ultimately, he and his cohorts, shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Several of his works are explored in a piece that looks at the art movement in historical perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Jackpoll.wps

John La Farge / Stained Glass Artist : A 5 page essay on the nineteenth century artist who invented opalescent stained glass and was a leader in other areas as well. He created thousands of beautiful stained glass windows during his career that rival Tiffany’s, who was a contemporary and a competitor. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Laforge.wps

Henry Moore / A Sculptor : A 10 page paper on Henry Moore, one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century. His childhood is discussed -- detailing much of his father’s strength which supported Moore with common sense. A discussion of Moore and his position as a sculptor in regards to his particular time followed by a section discussing particular works of Moore’s which demonstrates his unique style, a style that was just as unique and adventuresome as the other popular artists of the time. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hmoore.wps

Donatello vs. Ghiberti : The works, styles, and respective contributions of these Italian Renaissance artists are compared and contrasted in this 6 page analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Donat.wps

The Works of Rembrandt and Ruben / Contrasts and Similarities : An 8 page paper dealing with the life and works of Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens. Contrasts the styles of each. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ruben.wps

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) : A 6 page paper which examines the life of Flemish painter and sketch artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), three of his works and his legacy as one of the most renowned artists of the seventeenth century baroque movement. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Pprubens.wps

George Seurat - Scientific Impressionism : A 3 page essay on George Seurat-- a French neoimpressionist painter from the late 19th century. The writer analyzes Seurat's work, technique, & style,-- arguing that he represented "the ultimate example of an artist as a scientist." Several of Seurat's paintings are discussed. No Bibliography. Seurat.wps

George Seurat & Pointillism : A 6 page research paper that examines the system of painting develop by French Neoimpressionist painter, Georges Seurat (1859-1891). Although Seurat's use of colored dots is usually referred to as "Pointillism," Seurat preferred the term "divisionism." Pointillism involves using thousands of dots of color that are of uniform size applied with calculated and painstaking control. Seurat controlled the application of these dots so precisely that the subtlest tints were brought under his control. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pointill.wps

The Transformation of Modern Art in the Last Quarter of the 19th Century :
The changes in paintings in the last 30 years of the 19th century mark the most dramatic, distinct, and impressive changes in visual art since the Renaissance. This 5 page paper looks at the works of Seurat, Van Gogh, and Cezanne and considers the progression into modernism that these works represent. This paper will focus predominantly on the two works, one each by Van Gogh and Cezanne, and consider the elements of modernism represented in their compositions, choice of color and line, distinct characteristics and their subjects. Bibliography lists 1 source. Pastart.wps

The Use Of Crimson In French Art, Neoclassic To Art Nouveau : An 8 page essay on how the use of crimson in French art evolved over time. The writer discusses paintings by Delacroix, Gericault, Corbet, Manet, Monet, Seurat, Gaugin, Moreau, and others. Also briefly discussed are the sociopolitical underpinnings to the use and avoidance of crimson in art during this period. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cncrimsn.wps

Graffiti Artist / Basquiat : A 30 page paper discussing Jean-Michel Basquiat, his life, his art, and his art in relation to society and what its message stresses for us. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Basquiat.wps

Graffiti : This 8 page paper provides support for the continuance of graffiti. The view considers the works as both art and a social message from the inner cities. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Graffiti.wps

Art & Its Depiction of the Human : 5 pages discussing how art intricately depicts the human figure as evidenced by the following works : "David" (Michelangelo), Portrait of Giovanni Anolfini" (John Van Eyck), "David" (Bernini), and "Merode Alterpiece" (Robert Campin). Theme, form, detail, and more are discussed. No Bibliography. Arthuman.wps

Comparison of Two Similar Paintings : 5 page opinionated comparison between two similar paintings : Edgar Degas' "Nude Woman Having Her Hair Combed" (Metro. Museum of Art) and Francois Boucher's "The Toilet of Venus." 2paintin.wps

Comparison Between Two Paintings / Ter Borch & Brouwer -- Technique :
A 10 page comparison between "A Young Woman at her Toilet w/ Her Maid" and "The Smokers." The writer compares these two works of art in terms of six key technique points with respect to the Flemish and Dutch schools. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Terborch.wps

Comparative Art / Matisse vs. Turner : An 8 page piece on Matisse and Turner that compares the artifice in Odalisque and The Slave Ship. As Matisse’s Impressionistic art sought to reflect a lifestyle, so did Turner’s Romantic art. The difference being that Matisse was not interested in judgments or making political statements. His interest was in the placing of color on canvas in a certain order. Turner also had this interest, but his comment was political and of mythical proportions. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Compart.wps

Comparison / Matisse and Moreau : A 5 page comparison of Gustave Moreau’s "Salome" and Matisse’s "The Painter and His Model." The writer presents comparisons in terms of balance and other aesthetics, along with some of the artists philosophies, with a concentration on those of Moreau. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Matimore.wps

Artistic Comparisons / Degas & Canova : A 5 page paper that compares the work of Edgar Degas ("The Little 14 year old Dancer) with that of Antonio Canova (Perseus and the Head of Medea). This comparison focuses on Degas Impressionist considerations and Canova representation as a Neoclassicist, and the meaning that these eras had to the work of both men. The comparison also demonstrates the way in which subject plays a role in the ability of the viewer to perceive similarities or differences between two works. Degascan.wps

Art Comparison / "Venus of Urbino" vs. "Entombment" : In this 9 page paper, the writer compares the paintings "Venus of Urbino" by Titian and "Entombment" by Jacopo Pontormo. Venusu.wps

Art Comparison / "Trajan in Armor" vs. "Alexander with the Lance" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of comparisons that can be made between these two statues. Bibliography lists only a web site used to view these statues. Trajalex.wps

Salvador Dali / A Look At Two Of His Works : This 3 page report examines two of the painter's most renown works, The Persistence of Memory and Sacrament of the Last Supper. They are not done in the same style, yet share many similarities. A brief synopsis of Dali's life as an artist serves as an introduction. No Bibliography. Dali2.wps

Leonardo DaVinci's "Mona Lisa" : A 4 page research paper on DaVinci's infamous painting "Mona Lisa" in which the writer presents their own opinion of the work and then complements it with in-depth historical analysis and factual information about the artist, the model, and even the work's original name. From an artistic perspective, the materials and methods used to paint the Mona Lisa are described as being genuinely representative of DaVinci's era. Monalisa.wps

Leonardo DaVinci’s "Mona Lisa" and "Vitruvian Man" : A 4 page paper that discusses the artistic principles DaVinci developed and applied to his paintings generally, in comparison with other artists of the period, and the application of these techniques to each of these two paintings. The paper discusses these in light of the Renaissance ideas of science and humanity and posits that perhaps the "imperfections" in his paintings exhibit a larger experiment in these two areas of thought. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Davinci2.doc

Pablo Picasso's "Guitar": A 7 page analytical research paper on Picasso's "Guitar." Beginning with a brief introduction to Picasso's life & works, the writer specifically examines how this particular painting does or does not relate to the artist, his other works, and to the Cubist movement itself. Numerous elements of the painting are analyzed, discussed, and elaborated upon. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Picasso.wps

Picasso's "Les Demoiselles" vs. Botticelli's "Birth of the Virgin" : A 5 page essay that looks at the form of art as a reflection of scientific principles and societal attitudes of the two eras (Renaissance and Early 20th Century (Cubist)). The paper discusses how these two artists' works embody these principles and attitudes in regards use of color and light, and volume and mass v. geometrics. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bottpica.wps

Picasso / Review of Style and Attitude in the War Years (WWII) : A 5 page essay on the psychology behind the radical change in the art of the war years, with specific focus on Pablo Picasso. The writer reviews the change in Cubist form in "Guernica," and describes these changes in terms of realism encroaching upon Cubist ideals. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Cnpicasso.wps

Pablo Picasso – "Au bon marche" : This 5 page report discusses the artist Pablo Picasso and makes specific notice of his 1913 painting. The writer also discusses the painting in the larger context of "cubism" which Picasso and Braque "created" in approximately 1910. Picasso’s writing is also briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Picasso3.wps

Comparisons of Major Artists & Representative Work : Both Rembrandt van Rijn and Pablo Picasso created paintings which represent individuals from their respective societies. Other artists, from Manet to Delacroix, have demonstrated different social, physical and compositional elements that have challenged societal norms. This 5 page paper provides a number of comparisons, including a comparison of Rembrandt’s "The Night Watch" and Picasso’s "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" as well as a discussion of the social challenges presented in a work of Manet. Bibliography lists 1 source. Majart.wps

Garden Of Eden, Garden Of Gethsemane & The Last Supper : 10 pages in length. No greater contrarieties could exist than between the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane; their drastic differences were as vast as the day is long. Where one represented peace and tranquility, the other symbolized sadness, torture and the depths of despair. There is much controversy and mystery surrounding da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, depending upon which account one believes -- the biblical version or the contemporary version. Even within the biblical version, however, there exists varying accounts of what took place in da Vinci's masterpiece. The writer compares and contrasts the differences between the Gardens, briefly accounts for the fall of Adam and Eve, discusses the various interpretations of The Last Supper, and also includes a bit about the history behind the artist's rendering. Bibliography lists 11 sources. GrdnEden.wps

Leonardo da Vinci and Fractals : A 15 page interpretation of Lenoardo da Vinci’s "The Last Supper" in terms of fractals. The writer presents Leonardo’s mathematical leanings and application of his genius in his lifetime, and discusses basic fractal relationship to nature. The writer applies the 5 - 3 ratio of the Fibonacci series to the mural, and why Leonardo chose this type of geometry to portray the last supper of Christ. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Cnvincfr.wps

Analysis of Rembrandt's "Rembrandt Contemplating the Bust of Aristotle" :
A 5 page paper discussing three aspects of this infamous painting : light, shadow and psychological basis (mood) of subject. These are tied into the relevancy of this self-portrait to the Baroque period and Rembrandt's move away from his peers, which led to his genius. Bibliography lists 4 sources . Rembrand.wps

Comparison Essay Between Rembrandt and Poussin : A 4 page essay using the fictitious act of describing the differences between Rembrandt’s "Prodigal Son" and Poussin’s "Arcadian Shepherds" that should be taken into consideration when selecting a painting for a natural environment—a riverfront home. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cnrempou.wps

Explication of Painting / Poussin's "Summer" : A 3 page essay reviewing a work by Nicolas Poussin on display at N.Y.'s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The work is sometimes called "Summer"-- or at other times, it is known as "People." The writer of this paper expresses why the first of these titles is more applicable. Examined are the artist's use of landscape, dimension, story, color accuracy, and more. No Bibliography. Paintin2.wps

Benton's "Self-Portrait" : Thomas Hart Benton, an American painter, created a "self-portrait" work on display at New Yodrk City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this 5 page essay, the writer discusses Benton's message in "Self-Portrait" as well as his thematic style, use of contrast, imagery, and more. Bibliography lists 4 relevant sources providing background information on the artist's life & works. Painting.wps

Juan Gris’ "Breakfast" / Analysis Of Painting : This 1914 painting by Juan Gris hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In this 6 page paper, a brief biography of the artist is followed by an interpretation of the piece. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Breakfas.wps

Hieronymus Bosch And "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" : This 5 page paper reflects upon the images presented in Bosch’s triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights" and looks specifically at the use of Biblical references and the African images presented in the work as a means of considering Bosch’s perspectives on good and evil. Bosch.wps

Painting Comparison Of "Brazilian Landscape" (Frans Post) And "Jewish Cemetery" (Jacob van Isaackszoon Ruisvael) : This 5 page report compares the two paintings and makes note of their similarities and distinct differences. Bibliography lists 1 source. Brazcape.wps

Comparing Two Coins / Symbology Of Culture : A 5 page analysis of the symbolic content, similarities and differences, of a coin issued by Lysimachus and a U.S. Kennedy half dollar. No bibliography. Coincult.wps

Art Opinion / At the Smithsonian : A 5 paragraph (2 page) essay expressing the author's opinions about five works viewed in Washington D.C.'s 'Smithsonian Gallery of Hispanic Art.' No bibliography. Artgall.wps

Lorenzo de Medici : A 5 page essay on the life and accomplishments of the great Renaissance patron of the arts and ruler of Florence. Bibliography lists 4 sources . Lorenzo.wps

Grant Wood’s "American Gothic" : A 5 page research paper on the artistic intent of Wood’s famous work of the Iowa farmer holding his pitchfork next to his daughter. Included in the discussion of the work are the various interpretations of the piece, including iconography, personification, attributes, and hidden symbolism. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Cngrwood.wps

Experimental Typographer Frank Ford : A 5 page essay that explores the historical background and artistic content of three of Ford’s typographical fonts. Bibliography lists 4 sources, including Ford’s personal description of this art. Typoford.wps

Images Of Alexander the Great—A View To The Past : A 5 page essay which examines 2 pictures of Alexander the Great--a fourteenth-century painting entitled ‘‘Alexander Battling the Fur of Hind’’ and a sixteenth-century woodcut print entitled ‘‘The Three Good Pagans.’’ The paper describes the two works of art in detail and explores what may be surmised from a close examination of these two works. No bibliography. Alexgrat.wps

Sidewalk Art / Value to Children & Community : A 5 page essay on the value that sidewalk art plays in community-building. The author pays particular attention to the effects of participation on children, including briefly reviewing a study on arts participation. Also referenced is the work of "Sidewalk Sam." Bibliography lists 4 sources. Cnsidwak.wps

Maya Lin – Architect Of The Vietnam Memorial : This 5 page report discusses Maya Lin, the woman who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. while still only an undergraduate student at Yale. Her accomplishments serve as a powerful metaphor for the American women’s movement which has shown the power a unique woman’s vision can present for an entire nation. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mayalin.wps

Geometric Vases / Male and Female Representation : An 8 page research paper on the Geometric vase era and how male and female figures were treated by the Greek artists. The writer traces a progression in treatment between the early, middle and late Geometric periods. Some of the art pieces considered include the amphoras and red-figure vases of the Dyplon Master, the Francois Vase, Meneleas and Helen, and the Great Calyx Krater. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Cngeomet.wps

The N.M.A.A. / Smithsonian : A 2 page overview of the individual galleries and collective exhibits at the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The history and purpose of the Renwick Gallery are examined most closely. No Bibliography. Nmassmuse.wps

Trip / Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art : 3 pages worth of analytical reaction to works on display at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. Included in the discussion are Max Beckmann's (1932-33) work entitled "Departure," Giacomo's "Street Light," and others. No Bibliography. Modernar.wps

Trip / Metropolitan Museum of Art # 1 : Written after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this 3 page essay examines works on display of various European painters including : ElGreco, Picasso, and Renoir. No bibliography. Metmuse.wps

Trip / Metropolitan Museum of Art # 2 : 3 page reaction from a visit to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Specific works from various periods are discussed and analyzed in light of their culture and artistic content. Included are works from the Greek & Roman, African, and Japanese wings and galleries. No Bibliography. Metmuse2.wps

Trip / Met Museum of Art # 3 / Sphinx of Senwosret III : In this 5 page paper, the writer explicates a specific piece in NY's Metropolitan Museum of Art : The Sphinx of Senwosret III - a sculpting of a powerful Egyptian spirit used by Pharaohs. Discussed are the shape, form, history, materials, durability over time, wear, effect, meaning, color, and more. Bibliography lists 3 sources used to support the writer's discussion of the Sphinx's history. Metmuse3.wps

Trip / Met Museum of Art # 4 / P. Cot's "The Storm" : A short, yet detailed 3 page critique of Pierre-Auguste Cot's "The Storm" (painting) -- as viewed by the writer while on a trip to N.Y. City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Examined are the artist's use of background/foreground, Cot's meaning, purpose, attention to detail, etc; No Bibliography. Metmuse4.wps

Trip / Metropolitan Museum of Art # 5 : A 2 page reaction to exhibits from various wings of NY's Metropolitan Museum of Art including paintings, sculptures, etc;-- from the Greek & Roman, Asian, African, and other galleries/wings. No Bibliography. Metmuse5.wps

Trip / Met Museum of Art # 6 / Paolo Varonese's "Mars and Venus ..." : This 3 page reaction to a Metropolitan of Art (New York City) painting entitled "Mars and Venus United by Love" discusses Varonese's use of mythology, contrast, attention to artistic detail, etc; No bibliography. Metmuse6.wps

Trip / Met Museum of Art # 7 / Standing Buddha : Approximately 3 pages worth of the writer's own personal analytical reactions to a statue in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Standing Buddha" (India, 5th century A.D.). No Bibliography. Black and White picture of statue included. Buddha.wps

Papers On Social & Political Issues In Art

Art Education : An 8 page research paper on Art education, its history, and suggested goals for relevant curricula. The theories of significantly renowned artists and art teachers are discussed with relevance to the author's own creative ideals. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Arteducn.wps

Educating Artistically Talented Students : A 15 page research paper which gives an overview of what is required in nurturing artistic talent. The writer covers such topics as the misconceptions which abound regarding the artistically talented, identifying the talented student, and general recommendations regarding teaching strategies. The writer also offers a general picture of the programs which are available in the U.S. for artistically talented students. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Studtal.wps

Art & Politics : A 5 page essay on how art has always reflected the political climate of its day. Mentioned are the works of Sir John Everett Millais and several others from various cultures and historic periods. Bibliography lists 7 sources w/ end notes. Artpolit.wps

Art Censorship / Right or Wrong? : A 5 page examination of the censorship of art. Discusses the rights and wrongs of censorship and the tendency of many people to conform with the opinions of what they perceive as the majority. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Censart.wps

Censoring Art : A 5 page paper discussing the problem of censorship in regards to visual art. The main focus of the paper is the problem facing our schools art classrooms , with some mention of other types of censorship evident in the schools. Many parents are arguing that much of the material that is presented in the classroom is objectionable and should be removed from the classroom. Other people have complained about art that has been created by students stating that the art is satanic and disturbing and should not be exhibited. Censorship, in general, is wrong and should be opposed. There should, however, be measures taken to protect those who are offended for not all art is appreciated by everyone. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Artcen.wps

Demon Iconography Flourished Throughout The Art Of The Middle Ages :
11 pages in length. Numerous examples have been discovered of the influence, both artistically and ecclesiastically, of the presence of the devil in the lives of common people and saints depicted in the many carvings, sculptures, and paintings of medieval times. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Demonico.wps

Hitler’s Degenerate Art Exhibition : A 6 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of the elements leading up to the German "Degenerate Art Exhibiton" of 1937, in which the Nazi's displayed and then destroyed the art works of major modernists artists. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Degenart.wps

Art In Hiroshima / Then and Now : A 5 page paper that considers the impacts of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 on the development of art in that region. The writer focuses on the impact of political cartooning as an art form. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hiroart.wps

Japanese Animation / Anime & The Link to Hiroshima : A 5 page paper that considers the role that the bombing of Hiroshima has played in the shaping of modern day animation. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Japanim.wps

The State of Humanities : A 12 page paper describing Humanities today and the struggles they face. A short section on the conflict between science and the humanities is included. The National Endowment for the Humanities is spotlighted throughout the text. A speech by Senator Kennedy is included to illustrate the various issues associated with the humanities. A bibliography containing 8 sources of reference follows the paper. Humanity.wps

The Reality of Arts Participation : A 9 page argumentative essay arguing against a separatist proposition that arts participation is divided along the lines of income level or time commitment. The writer proves that people of all cultures and income levels participate in the arts and dispels any question as to whether time availability is divided by class assumptions. The writer incorporates in the argument demographics on income, time availability, and actual participation in the arts across cultures and classes. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Cnartinc.wps

Benefits of Recreational Art Therapy : A 6 page research paper on various types of recreational art therapies and their uses. The writer details general information about the goals of recreational therapy for the mentally disturbed and for traumatic brain injury sufferers. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Recreatn.wps

The Art and Landscape Of The Netherlands : A 7 page paper that discusses the way in which art represents the geography and landscape of the Netherlands. This paper reviews the works of 4 artists, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Habbema and Vermeer and argues that the works of the latter two artists significantly represent the landscapes and natural beauty, while also considering the importance of cities and physical structures in the landscape of the Netherlands. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Artland.wps

Walter Benjamin / "Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" :
A 6 page essay discussing the author's view of the mechanical reproduction of art and its impact to the aura and tradition of a piece of artwork. Includes a brief biography of Walter Benjamin and his political beliefs. Discusses modern reproductive capabilities (especially digital reproductions) and their impact on art. Bibliography lists two sources. Benjamin.wps

Cultural Influence of World War I : An 10 page research paper on World War I's influence on art, literature and music. The writer describes the significance of World War I, the various art and literary movements, and the changes they led to. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Musicww1.wps

Why are there no great women artists? : A 5 page research paper that examines how the art world has traditionally regarded women artists. The writer examines various opinions and finds consensus that women have been held back from artistic greatness by the institutions and educational systems of society and male discrimination. However, opinions differ on whether or not there have actually been great women artists. Bibliography lists 5 sources. 90femart.wps

Feminist Art : (Art & Feminism) : A 5 page essay discussing how art has evolved to capture the feminist movement and reflect its struggles. The writer is pro-feminist. Bibliography lists 3 sources w/ end notes. Artfemin.wps

From Romanticism to Sexism / The Portrayal of Women in 18th Century Art :
A 5 page research paper focusing on how women are portrayed in 18th century art. The paper focuses on Boucher, David, Fragonard and Goya. Substantial background is given on these artists and consequently how women are viewed in their works. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Artfemi3.wps

Government Spending & The Arts : A 4 page essay on the National Endowment for the Arts (N.E.A.) and the tragedy of cut funding at various levels. Using the opinions of those cited in research, the writer makes the argument that it's not too late for us to still do something about this problem and increase funding for the arts so that the future will not become a bleak and comparatively "artless" one. To date, a problem is seen in the fact that artists are compelled not to create works that appeal to the public, but rather to the grant makers. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Nea.wps

Critique of Maj. Owens' Speech On The Arts / NEA : A 5 page critique of the Major's speech and how it uses analogy, parallelism, metaphor, and other artistic techniques to express his ideas. The paper shows how he makes his points in regard to funding for the NEA, which include admonishment for lack of vision, description of potential loss of a tactile communications tool, and a warning about the dangers of giving up creativity and individuality to a self-idolizing group. No bibliography. Neaowen.wps

Portrayal of Women in European Paintings : A 5 page research paper exploring how women are portrayed in paintings. The writer describes images of women in a few key 20th century European paintings, and the social and cultural influences on these portrayals. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Artfemi2.wps

Women and Art: A History of Women Painters and Sculptors from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century by Elsa Honig Fine: Women have been both the mother and the maiden in the eyes, hearts and art of men. Elsa Fine has given another perspective to the appreciation of art - that of women as creators and critics of art. Women are able to use their ability to create as a means to express their inner desires and beliefs, to connect to themselves in times when a female identity had to be hidden beneath a charade of demur behavior and extravagant fashion. This 10 page paper examines women and art from the perspective presented by Ms. Fine. Bibliography lists 9 sources. KTwomnart.wps

The Agenda of the Far Right / A Future Without Arts or Humanities : A 5 page essay based on the essay, ‘‘Pulling the Fuse on Culture,’’ by Robert Hughes. (Time Magazine, 8/7/95) The writer explores the ramifications of the far-right Republican agenda and what that could mean to the America of the future. No Bibliography. Culfund.wps

Jean-Jacques Rousseau & His Criticism Of The Arts : A 3 page essay discussing Rousseau's criticism of art as something that inherently corrupts civic virtue. The writer finds that Rousseau is logically fair when he critiques Moliere but finds reason to debate his denouncement of the theater -- arguing that in his attack on the arts, Rousseau does actually promotes and endorse certain fascist ideals of censorship. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Rousseau.wps

Kant, Hegel, Nietzche, & Heidegger – How Did Each Of Them Define Art? :
This 12 page essay reviews the similarities and differences between four of the great thinkers of the past 200 years. No bibliography. Artph.wps

Art & The Internet : A 5 page essay discussing the benefits of having art created and shown on the Internet in addition to the way it is usually produced. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Artnet.wps

Art & Beauty’s Role in Knowledge : A 5 page paper examining whether art can provide knowledge, or whether that knowledge instead is resident within the individual but unrealized until the experience of the art reveals it. Whether the individual is able to either recognize or access that knowledge is immaterial. When art can bring forth an understanding, it is not providing knowledge per se, but rather providing a framework in which that knowledge can be contained and translated to the conscious mind of its viewer. It is within this context that the work of Warhol becomes important, and Picasso’s Weeping Women series portrays not only the image of pain, but also conveys an understanding of it. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Knowrole.wps

Papers On Art From Ancient Cultures

Aztec Art : An in-depth, 6 page discussion of Aztec art. Describes culture, history, and its influence in several examples from relevant periods. Bibliography cites 6 sources. Aztecart.wps

Comparing Aztec and Inca Art : A 9 page comparison between Aztec and Incan art & architecture. The writer makes their analysis based upon each group's respective culture, design, structure, etc; Bibliography lists 9 sources. Incaazte.wps

Olmec [Native Indian] Art : A 5 page outline of materials describing beliefs which are helpful in interpreting ancient pieces of art from the Olmecs. A belief that shaman are transformed into jaguars, and similar related notions, are the basis for their creations. No bibliography. Olmecart.wps

Native American Art / Its Evolution Over Time : A 9 page overview of Native American art broken into time periods and cultural groups. Distinguishes the Late Archaic Period, the middle Woodland Period, the Mississippian Period, and art after contact with non-Native cultures. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Naart.wps

Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Influenced Of Ancient Art :
A 6 page paper that compares the Biblical descriptions of some of its major patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, etc;) with the archaeological findings of the time, to support their descriptions. The writer attempts to show that archaeological findings, including art and sculpture, deny some of the representations in the Bible, including the advanced age of many of the patriarchs in Genesis, and the racial hereditary basis for characters like Esau. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Patriar.wps

Egyptian Sculpture / Queen Nefertiti : A 6 page essay describing this famous sculpture by Thumose. Also discussed are mystery embodied in the artistic methods and political and societal concerns surrounding this work. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cnnefert.wps

La Parisienne / Fragment Of Wall Painting At Knossos Palace : An 8 page overview of La Parisienne, the fragment of a wall painting unearthed at Knossos Palace. Describes the painting and discusses its relevance to Minoan art and culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Knossos.wps

Minoan Art : A 5 page overview of Minoan Art. Discusses the interaction of cultures and the corresponding reflection in art. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Minoart.wps

Minoan Art And Culture : A 7 page overview of Minoan Art and culture and how it related to surrounding regions. Includes specific descriptions of various pieces of art and recognizes this culture as the first advanced European culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources. minoan.wps

The Impact of Minoan Art and Culture on Mycenae & Early Greece :
This 5 page paper considers the structure of Minoan art and culture and demonstrates the Minoan influence on Mycenaean and early Greek art, architecture and culture. An emphasis is given on principle characteristics, stylistic developments and architecture within these styles. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Minoart2.wps

Aegean Art : A 4 page study of art in the region surrounding Greece before the insurgence of the more traditionally known Greek period of art. Previous to Classical Greek art the Aegean art composed of several types of art forms that generally contained smooth and curved lines. The subject of art was oriented much more towards nature and animals than the Greek period that was to follow. The Aegean period includes the Minoan, Mycenaen, and Cycladic art forms. Bibliography included. Ancient.wps

Ancient Greek Art : A 4 page study of ancient Greece and the art form it produced. This period in time produced many forms of art. The art of the ancient Greeks was to influence the world greatly as many buildings were built with Greek architecture in mind. Even today we still see its influences in most of our government buildings across the nation. The sculptures, paintings and architecture were highly charged and elegant. It was an incredibly influential period in history that has perhaps not been surpassed by any period since. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Grekart.wps

The Use of Color in Ancient Greece : This 7 page paper discusses the use of color throughout the time between and including the Geometric and Hellenistic periods. Ceramics and paintings are among the many art examples provided. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Colorgre.wps

The Evolution Of Greek Sculpture : A 15 page discussion of the evolution of Greek sculpture with an emphasis on drapery treatment over time. Bibliography lists eight sources. Greekscu.wps

The Impact of Buddhism on Asian Aesthetics : A 7 page research paper on Buddhism and art especially in China and India. The writer details the general tenets of Hinduism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, and the changes in visual and written arts with the dominance of each. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Buddhart.wps

Chinese Art / Book Review : - 4 page review of Michael Sullivan's "The Arts of China," a comprehensive book detailing the history and development of Chinese art from ancient times to the twentieth century. Includes bibliographic reference for Sullivan's book. Chinabok.wps

(The) Hanging Gardens of Babylon : A short, 3 page discussion of the Hanging Gardens of Bablyon, their story & features. Focus is upon what makes them one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Gardenba.wps

Navajo and Hopi : A 7 page research paper describing the world and religious views of each tribe and their impact on arts.The writer describes how certain worldviews of each tribe contribute to the art forms including sandpaintings of the Navajo and kachina dolls of the Hopi. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hopinava.wps

The Neolithic Age & The Dawn of Modern Civilization : 5 pages in length. An insightful research paper on the importance of The Neolithic Age-- the period just before the dawn of Egyptian Civilization -- which is known to have given birth to modern humanity, art, architecture, religion etc; Because there are so few written records of this era, we know so little about this time-- and yet this only adds to our fascination with it. Specific techniques for Neolithic art, architecture, pottery, carving, ritual, and more are described throughout most of the report. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Neolithi.wps

Cultural Anthropology / Religion & Art : A 7 page paper on how art and religion have been blended throughout known history and how this applies to cultural anthropology. The paper discusses how religion and art are means of expressing cultural beliefs, means of teaching societal norms, and means of progressing society. The writer argues that cultural variation/progression impacts the evolutionary scheme as imperatively as biological variation. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Cultant.wps

Thomas Wolfe’s "The Painted Word" : This 5 page report discusses Tom Wolfe’s essay on modern art and then reviews the work of one of the artists who fits into his dismissive description of "modernism." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Wordpain.wps

Papers On Graphic Arts

Computer Art : A 15 page overview of the phenomena of computer generated art and the controversy which it has created. Concludes that the use of the new medium is no more contradictory than the use of any new medium which has evolved over the history of art. Identifies the field of electronic art as one which is necessary for artist to familiarize themselves with and to take advantage of if they too are to move into the future. Bibliography lists 10 sources. CompArt.wps

The Role of Color in Graphic Design : A 4 page report that discusses the interrelationship of color theory and graphic design from a psychological impact perspective. A brief overview of the role of the computer in the delivery of graphic designs is also covered. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Colotheo.wps

Computer Graphics In The Movies : A 5 page essay on how the modern film industry now uses 3D computer graphics to create special effects instead of more traditional methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources. 3dgrap.wps

GIF : Graphic Interchange Format : A 7 page paper that describes the functions of GIF in the development of images for the Internet. The use of GIF for animation is effective because of the simplicity of the format as well as the small files that GIF creates. Within the scope of this paper is also consideration of competitors of GIF, including JPEG, as well as new developments in GIF technolgy. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Gif.wps

Designing a Brochure on the Desktop : A 15 page paper looking at the process of creating a promotional brochure from the designer’s point of view. Covered are such topics as brochure types, design psychology, and the intricacies of the printing process in today’s age of pre-press technology. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Desktop.wps

The Impact Of Digital Imagery On Copyright Laws : A 10 page research paper on the complicated issue of how to alter copyright laws to protect digital imagery on the Internet and elsewhere. Bibliography included. Digimcop.wps

The Sony Bono Copyright Term Extension Act : A 35 page paper discussing the legality of the latest revision of the copyright law, passed in October, 1998. The Constitution specifically states that Congress is permitted to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." This latest revision of the law neither promotes progress nor gives authors exclusive rights to their own work, but rather prevents works from reaching public domain for up to 95 years after publication. The paper argues that the newest revision of copyright law is unconstitutional, using the language and intent of the Constitution; practical examples of supposed infringement prior to passage of the most recent law; and previous Supreme Court rulings as support for the argument. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Copyract.wps

"Popeye is Not a Mickey Mouse Affair" : Arguments have existed suggesting that fictional characters cannot be copyrighted because they are an abstraction of the minds of the viewer and, therefore, can have no tangible existence outside the original work. Yet it is now recognized that both Popeye and Mickey Mouse receive copyright protection on the basis that they were sufficiently developed to command protection. This 12 page paper considers the issue of copyright laws as they have developed in Japan and reflects upon the notion that fictional characters like Mickey Mouse and Popeye have been "developed sufficiently to command protection." Bibliography lists 12 sources. Popmick.wps

Technology & Film-Making : A 3 page research paper focusing on the effects of technology on film making. Specific examples are given of the new system JEDI allowing the integration of cartoon characters and people. Bibliography is included. Musictec.wps

Walt Disney the Animator : A 5 page paper that looks at the development of Walt Disney as an animator and as a focus in the animation industry. Since his beginnings in animation in 1919, Walt Disney always demonstrated his skills as an animator, developing his skills from animation techniques created by others. But Walt Disney's greatest contribution to the industry was his organizational skills, his eye for detail, and his animation process that he developed for other animators. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Waltdisn.wps

Paul Rand : A 5 page research paper on the famous graphic designer. Rand is credited, more then any other designer of this century, with bringing a modernist design aesthetic to post-World War II America. The writer includes details of Rand’s career and offers analysis of Rand’s work. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Paulrand.wps

Architecture & Design / Construction

Three Ancient Cities / Comparison : 14 pages in length. In this research paper, the writer examines the artistic and architectural backgrounds of three ancient cities : Albania's Burtinti, Mexico's Cholula, and Sicily's Syracuse. It is hypothesized that through an examination of their architecture, we can learn much about the lives of early inhabitants, and the thought that went into urban planning (roadways, aqueducts, etc.;). Bibliography lists 10 sources. Citianc.wps

The Dome Of The Rock : A 7 page essay on this beautiful structure in Jerusalem. It is the oldest example of Islamic architecture in which the original art work is, more or less, unchanged from ancient times. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Jerusa.wps

Agoras, Greek & Roman : A 6 page paper that explores the ancient Greek and Roman architecture of agoras (public squares), including their construction, materials, structures, ornamentation, and social significance. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Agoras.wps

Ancient Egyptian Architecture : 2 pages worth of notes and discussion about temples and various structures in Egypt nearly 4,000 years old. No Bibliography. Egypttemp.wps

The Pyramids Of Ancient Egypt : An 8 page paper on the great pyramids of ancient Egypt. Focusing upon the Pyramid at Giza, the Pharaoh's pyramids, and more,-- the writer examines architecture, purpose, use, etc; Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pyrdhist.wps

Who Built the Pyramids : This 6 page paper explores the possibility of alien life through a look at the ancient Egyptian pyramids. The paper concludes that man did make the pyramids but both sides of the issue are addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Whopyra.wps

Early Greek Architecture : Approximately 10 pages in length. Paper examines periods and styles in early Greek architecture. Bibliography lists 7 sources (also includes annotated bibliography as well). Grrek.wps

Roman Architecture : An 11 page paper on Roman architecture focusing on such subtopics as the dome construction of temples & civic monuments, city planning, theaters, the Domus, triumphal arches, Roman tombs, and more. In addition to discussion culture, purpose, and general aesthetics, the writer also makes mention of the tools and methods used to construct these great architectural works. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Romanarc.wps

Roman Architecture # 2 : This subject is evaluated in terms of its influence on western architecture in this 5 page paper. Also discussed are social factors present when the structures were built as compared with mores and systems present today. Also included is discussion on building materials and style which is compared and contrasted with western art. Government buildings, stadiums, bath houses, importance of the bedroom and magnificence of the gardens are each highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Romanar.wps

Roman Architecture & Art Analyzed : This 3 page research paper examines the evolution of Roman art and architecture from a mere imitation of the Greek form to a style uniquely its own, reflecting its own unique political structure. Specifically discussed are Roman sculpture and portraiture, and influence of Caesar Augustus displayed in Caesar Augustus of Primporta and Ara Pacis Augustae as well as the architectural marvels of the Temple of Vesta, the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Romanart.wps

The Colosseum : A 15 page paper on the many aspects of the Roman Colosseum. A section discussing the building of the Colosseum is first included. This section describes many of the details involved in the building of the Colosseum, including the types of materials, the location, and the labor involved. This is followed by a section discussing the gladiators and then also a brief discussion of other events which occurred in the Colosseum and other arenas elsewhere that were in existence due to the popularity of the Colosseum. A brief discussion about our fascination with the Colosseum is also included, followed by a discussion about the Colosseum today. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Coloss.wps

City Planning In Renaissance Italy : A 12 page research paper that analyzes the role of the Renaissance in Italian architecture and city planning, focusing on the cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome. The writer postulates that the Renaissance style of simplicity and symmetry, along with each city’s geography, particularly influenced the development of neighborhoods and communities. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Renitaly.wps

Stonehenge : A 1 page essay on the architectural construction of Stonehenge; a mystical European creation from the New Kingdom Temple- era. Bibliography lists 1 source. Stonehnge.wps *TOTAL FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

Stonehenge Temples in England : The writer of this 14 page research paper provides an informative informative view on the Stonehenge Temples in England. The description of Stonehenge is inclued, as well as the theories on how this monument came to be. Bibliography included. Stoneh.wps

Magnificent Church Buildings Are Not About Materialism : This 7 page paper discusses the premise that modern Christians build large and beautiful churches as a reflection of their own materialism. The writer ultimately argues that such is not the case. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Churchb.wps

Religious Architecture : A 9 page paper focusing on the architectural styles of three primary religions. The writer explains various structures common to Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic religious styles. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Archi.wps

The Cathedral Schools : A 7 pg essay (plus 1.5pg, FREE outline) discussing how the architecture of Cathedral schools evidence a greater attention to cultural values than the architecture of our contemporary schools. Bibliography lists approximately 7 sources . Cathedra.wps

(The) Gothic Cathedrals : 15 pages on the Gothic cathdral movement between 1100 - 1500 a.d. in Europe. Dividies into centuries. Describes Gothic architecture, changes and developments for each time period. Includes descriptions of major cathedrals for each century. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Gothicca.wps

The Cultural Basis for the Development of Gothic Architecture : A 15 page paper analyzing this pivotal period in art in terms of its relationship to the growing secularity of the society at the time. The paper looks in particular at the renovations of the Abbey at St. Denis, which added a Gothic choir to a Romanesque church, and the construction and later renovations to the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Gotharc.wps

Westminster Abbey of London – A Gothic Architectural Ideal : This 10 page paper examines Gothic architecture, its attributes and characteristics, as well as the historical context in which it evolved. Westminster Abbey is the specific building examined. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Abbey.wps

Religious Symbolism in the Architecture of Westminster Abbey : A 10 page essay examining the ways in which the Abbey plays a significant role both in the religious and political consciousness of the England. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Westabb.wps

Interior of St. Peter’s Church by Giovanni Paulo Pannini : A 3 page paper that provides an analysis of this work, with a concentration on the physical qualities, iconography and style. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Pannini.wps

Victorian Architecture : 10 pages in length. The enchantment of Victorian architecture is appreciated far and near. Here the writer discusses the various styles and addresses the continual battle to preserve and restore these historical buildings. Currently, there is an upsurge in the interest of New Victorian homes -- those with all the exterior splendor of the classic styles but with modern amenities and more spacious accommodations. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Victarch.wps

Victorian Art / Representation of Women : A 5 page research paper arguing that women were oppressed by the reasons behind the use of nudity in Victorian art. Counter-arguments are presented, and a number of paintings are referenced, including those by Manet, Monet, Delacroix, Courbet, Liebl and Herkomer. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Victwomn.wps

The Bronze Doors of Grace Cathedral and Italian Renaissance : A 5 page paper that looks at the doors of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, modeled after the doors of the Baptistery at San Giovanni by Lorenzo Ghiberti, and considers how they are representative of Italian Renaissance architecture. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Grdoors.wps

The Role Of Bramante As An Image-Maker For The Papacy : 10 pages in length. One of the greatest architects of the Italian High Renaissance. Bramante was the original architect of the great Basilica of St. Peter. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Bramante.wps

Basilica of National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary : A 5 page description of the history, architecture and art of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Details it original conception and construction and describes it current beauty. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Basilvm.wps

Development Of Architectural Style / Bauhaus to Modern : A 5 page paper that discusses the architectural developments since the Bauhaus school, including examples from German, French, and American architecture. The paper discusses how American architecture was influenced by the Bauhaus school and how it has evolved from that era. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Bauhaus.wps

Fetishes In Architecture : 18 pages in length. Architecture is a very interpretive art that incorporates the use of various styles and techniques. For centuries, architectural fetishes have played a significant role in the creation of buildings and structures all over the world. The writer examines the use and techniques of fetish architecture as it applies to several time periods. Extensive bibliography included. Fetisha.wps

Building a New Home : This well-organized 25 page report details the various procedures and processes necessary in the design and construction of a new "dream home." A sample abstract and letter of transmittal are included. All macro and micro factors are evaluated and analyzed from selecting an architect to choosing a plot upon which to build. The industry and economy are discussed as well. Paper is an excellent reference for those studying business, professional, and technical writing or certain sub-topics in architecture. Bibliography lists approximately 15 sources. Homebild.wps

Lightweight Concrete : An 8 page paper which deals with the subject of lightweight concrete, in general. This fairly recently discovered concrete is most commonly known as autoclaved aerated concrete and possesses many unique qualities, as well as capabilities. The processes involved in making this concrete are discussed as well as some of its unique characteristics. It is being used for whole house construction, as well as for building and repairing bridges. It is a wonderful new technology that is a welcome addition to the world of construction. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Concr.wps

The Mackinac Bridge : This 6 page paper provides an overview of the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. A bit of history, its safety record and bridge escort service is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Mackbrid.wps

High Rise Buildings / The Construction of Skyscrapers & The Emerging Use of Design and Construction Technologies : When creating high rise buildings, demand on the structures, air pressure, and the central framing components all impact the outcome of the building process. This 5 page paper considers the process of creating steel and concrete framing and the tolerance required when utilizing different materials. In addition, this paper also reflects upon the increasing use of technology, including design and construction computer systems, that reduce the spacing in buildings segments, including leeway allotted between framing and the curtain walls, in order to provide greater support for the long-term function of the building and the meeting of compliance requirements. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Highrise.wps

High Strength Alloy Steels : A 12 page paper discussing some essential qualities of steel, and more especially, high strength alloy steels. A section on tool steel is included followed by a descriptive section on iron-based superalloys which are essential to steel strength. This is turn is followed by information regarding high strength low alloy steels. The paper finishes with a section titled "steels for strength" which discusses strength steel in general. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Steel.wps

Managing Temporary Construction Workers : A 6 page paper analyzing the special problems of managing construction teams composed of both permanent and temporary workers. Temporary employment is the fastest-growing of all employment sectors as a greater percentage of positions are filled with employees for which the employer has no tax or benefit responsibility. There are nearly as many reasons for the use of temporaries as there are organizations using them, one of which is to ease the demands of labor needs during peak seasons so that they can preserve permanent positions when less work is available. The special concern in construction is the melding of individuals into a productive team whose members trust each other’s competence and attention to safety. Temporaries can assimilate into these teams but must be retained to preserve the team’s resulting levels of productivity. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Tempcons.wps

Part-Time Labor Market / Construction Industry : This 15 page research paper explores the world of part-time employment. The paper discusses the issue of part-time work in general and provides information related to employment in different countries. The essay then emphasizes the labor market in Australia, in general. Finally, the essay concludes with a discussion of the labor market in the construction industry. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Parttm.wps

Risk Dynamics In Construction Projects : This 8 page paper discusses different aspects of construction site risks. Statistics are provided regarding proportion of job-related injuries and deaths which are slowly decreasing. The steps needed to write a safety plan are also offered. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Consdyn.wps

Global TransPark Airport Design : A 10 page paper presenting the narrative for the design of a new international airport. Included in the discussion are the topics of site selection, benefits to the community, funding of construction, gate set up options with the classic "V" chosen, concessions and their contribution to airport revenues, rental car arrangements and holding area locations, baggage issues, access control and ancillary businesses. Though the paper addresses several major issues, the overall focus is that of security and profitability. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tranpark.wps

Design / Build In The Construction Industry -- A Cost-Saving Structure : An 11 page paper that provides an overview of the design/build strategy as it relates to the roles of owner, contractor, engineer, construction manager and architect. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Designb.wps

Design Theory / Textbook Review : 11 pages in length. A chapter by chapter analysis of a textbook on Design Theory. Technology, depth, rhetoric, ethics, and more are examined both in summary & evaluation. Designbk.wps

Architecture Theory And Criticism: Recent Trends And Developments : An 8 page paper discussing the definition of "modern" and relating architecture to social theory. Works by Marshall Berman, Kate Nesbitt, Diane Ghirardo, Thomas Dutton and Hussan Fathy are discussed. Despite raising the ire of architectural purists, these authors, over the objections of those not sharing their populist views and preferring to keep architecture in the realm of art and elitism rather than that of practical usefulness and a means of enhancing the quality of life for much of the world’s population, understand that they are taking highly unpopular views with both conservatives and purists. In the defense of the rights of the world’s peoples and faith that architecture can indeed meet the challenge, they all fully welcome the conflict they invite with their truths. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Thcrit.wps

Construction Work In The Mid 19th Century : The 19th century presented itself as a time of extensive growth and change for the United States. With the frontier constantly expanding, construction was on the rise. This 4 page report looks at the job and lifestyle of mid-19th century construction workers. The writer is particularly concerned with techniques, challenges, obstacles, & levels of endurance. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Conswork.wps

History of Early Inner-City Architecture In New York : A 10 page that provides an overview of the history of architecture in New York City, with a focus on the book Low Life, by Luc Sante. This paper reflects upon architecture as it relates to urban planning and the implications of early architectural design. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Lifearch.wps

Married Student Dormitories at Harvard University / The Architecture Of Jose Luis Sert, 1962-1964: A 10 page paper that reflects the basic structure, design and architecture of the Married Student Dormitories at Harvard University, designed by Jose Luis Sert and built in 1962-1964. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Harvarch.wps

The Art of Adolf Loos and the Modern Philosophy of Austerism : A 7 page paper that analyzes four Adolf Loos cites compared to the Modern philosophy of austerism. Loos used contradictory styles, although he said ornamentation is a crime. Some of his work was ornate by today's terminology as he worked in marble and brass and glass, rather than iron and glass---his competitors judgment of what properly reflected the times. Loos chose to reflect more than just metropolitan ideas and applied those ideas to the Khuner Country home. He even made an artistic attempt in his submission for the Chicago Tribune Building. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Adfloos.wps architecture

Daniel Burnham & Edward Bennett / Their Impact on Chicago : This 5 page report discusses the impact of Burnham and Bennett on the architecture and plan of Chicago at the turn of the century and how that plan has continued to be recognized as a major contribution in the design and planning of a modern city. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Burnbenn.wps

Space Syntax Theory & Islamic Architecture : This 6 page paper defines and addresses the use of space syntax theory, particularly in respect to Islamic towns. This architectural tool is explored and compared to other theories used in the field. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Syntaxis.wps

Form & Function in 20th Century Architecture : A 7 page paper giving a general overview of modern architecture. Architecture may have witnessed more changes in the 20th century than at any other time aside from the shift from mud huts to more permanently constructed buildings. When form reigned supreme, people were forced to adapt to the structure and not all were privy to having any sort of structure they could call their own. But with the advent of the idea of people first with buildings serving their needs, function took the lead, letting form grow from the function needed in any specific structure. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Archi20c.wps

Louis Isadore Kahn / 20th Century Architect : A 10 page paper on the life and works of 20th century architect Louis Kahn. The writer makes mention of some of Kahn's more famous creations such as the Salk biological Institute in La Jolla, California and goes into a detailed discussion of how the architect's works reflect his personal views and ideology. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Kahn.wps architecture

Otto Wagner/ Role in the Art Nouveau and Modern Architectural Movements : An 8 page paper discussing the Art Nouveau and Modern Architectural movements, their impact on the architecture of Europe and the role of Otto Wagner in these movements. Bibliography lists five sources. Ottow.wps

Le Corbusier : An 8 page paper regarding the man and his archetectual contributions during the early 20th century. Bibliography lists five sources. Lecorbus.wps

Frank Lloyd Wright / Architect : A 6 page paper on Frank Lloyd Wright, a talented turn-of-the-century architect, whose designs were based largely on Wright's own infatuation with the "architecture" of nature. Specific examples of this architect's work are provided to evidence this theme and to better-explain Wright's own ideology. Also mentioned is how some of his work reflects "wholesome" family values existing during the period in which he designed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Wrightar.wps

Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Fallingwater" : This 5 page report discusses one of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous structures "Fallingwater." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Falling2.wps

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple Vs. McDonald's Restaurants : A 5 page paper discussing the similarities and differences between Frank Lloyd Wright's design of the Unity Temple and the general design of McDonald's restaurants. Are there really any similarities between these two seemingly disparate structures? Indeed, the writer points to at least four ways in which the architecture is similar. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Unity.wps

Luis Barragan’s Architectural Style : An 8 page essay on the life and work of Mexican architect Luis Barragan. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Barragan.wps

Anthony Lawlor's Eight Elemental Forms : A 7 page pager based Lawlor's (1994) book entitled "The Temple in the House." The writer focuses upon a specific chapter which outlines Lawlor's Eight "Elemental Forms" -- the greatest and most fundamental forces of architectural power. In Lawlor's view, these eight core elements of structural design comprise the primary basis for everything that we see, feel, and experience in a building. The writer applies what is learned in Lawlor's book to explicate the architectural design of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Building. One additional source is listed in bibliography. Elemform.wps

Pugin vs. Niemeyer / A Comparative Study Between Two Architects :
A 6 page paper that documents the styles of 19th century architect Augustus Pugin and 20th century architect Oscar Niemeyer. While noting that these two architects shared little in common stylistically, the author attempts to show that these two men shared both an incredible impact on the architecture of their time and a highly developed sense of their art. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Pugineim.wps architecture

The Works Of Architect Raymond Hood : A 5 page research paper on the buildings of architect Raymond Hood. The writer discusses the landmark skyscrapers designed by Hood in the 1920s and 1930s which are still key attractions in the skyline of New York City. From the American Radiator Building to Rockefeller Center, Hood’s work is still admired for its use of classic Art Deco design and innovative features. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Rayhood.wps

Charles Willard Moore -- "Humanist" Architect : This 5 page report discusses the life and work of Charles Willard Moore. His design of both houses and public buildings offers a unique flow and "user-friendliness." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Chmoore.wps

The Golden Gate Bridge : This 5 page paper highlights the construction of the third longest suspension bridge in the world. Sections include an analysis on the building of the bridge from a cultural perspective, a religious and philosophical perspective and concludes with a look at the project from an ethical standpoint. Bibliography lists 7 sources. GGB.rtf

Construction Of The Boeing Plant : A 5 page paper discussing the building of the Boeing manufacturing plant north of Seattle, Washington. The plant itself, the culture and religion of the people who built it , and the ethics of the people involved in the building are discussed, as well as the relationship between religion, culture, philosophy, and ethics in the plant’s development and construction. Bibliography lists six sources. Boeingp.wps

Detroit’s J.L. Hudson Building : This 5 page report discusses the history and fate of one of the great buildings in the Detroit, Michigan, skyline. J.L. Hudsons’s Department Store was considered by many to be a unique American institution that changed the way people viewed downtown and shopping. The building was vacated in 1983 and demolished in 1998. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hudsonjl.wps

Abstract Expressionism / Art & Architecture Comparison : A 20 page paper that explores layering, spatial depth, minimalism, combination of materials, objects and colors, and the moralist vein, all of which typify abstract expressionism. The artists and architects reviewed and compared include: Pollock and Richard Gluckman, Helen Frankenthaler and Garth Alexander Oldershaw, Jasper Johns and James Stewart Polshek, and Barnett Newman and Sam Durant. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Abstrexp.wps

Interior Design as a Profession : A 7 page paper on the requirements necessary to start an interior design business which outlines education, professional associations, business planning, identifying attorneys, accounts, bankers, and organizational form. Bibliography lists 10 sources . Intdesi.wps decorating

Alternative Building Materials : A 9 page research paper on alternative materials for home construction other then the traditional use of wood and drywall. The writer discusses unusual materials being used in construction today such as old tires, aluminum cans, bales of straw and rammed earth. This report shows that these homes are not only affordable, but energy efficient. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Altaarch.wps

Bonding Mortars / The Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Types :
A 6 page paper that provides an overview of commonly utilized bonding mortars, including latex-modified concrete and mortars, and their benefits and disadvantages for use. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Mortar.rtf

Securing an Abandon Building : 4 page discussion of techniques for securing an abandon building from leaks, decay, etc;. Good resource tool for those studying various forms of security and maintenance. No Bibliography Included. Building.wps

Pumping Concrete : A 10 page research paper which gives the details the development of the concrete pump, the applications for which pumping is best suited, the problems which can arise from pumping concrete, and the importance of mix design. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Concrete.wps

Maya Lin – Architect Of The Vietnam Memorial : This 5 page report discusses Maya Lin, the woman who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. while still only an undergraduate student at Yale. Her accomplishments serve as a powerful metaphor for the American women’s movement which has shown the power a unique woman’s vision can present for an entire nation. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mayalin.wps

Computer Technology and its Application in Civil Engineering : Over the past two decades, many professions have change significantly with the influx of technological developments. This 15 page paper reflects the nature of change as it has impacted the systems and operations in civil engineering. In addition, this paper also considers the different types of computer technologies being applied within this field, and evaluates successes and possible problems. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Civileng.wps

Papers On Photography

Ansel Adams : 6 pages exploring the life and analyzing the works of early twentieth century photographer Ansel Adams. Bibliography contains five sources. Anseladm.wps

Eadweard Muybridge / Life & Contributions to Photography : A 5 page examination of the life and work of Eadweard Muybridge, a noted photographer of the late 1800's. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Muybridg.wps

War Photography : In 5 pages the author discusses war photography and expounds on how war photography has changed the people's views on war. There is an old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. War photography is certainly no less so. Photographs of war run the gamut from death and destruction all around, to the hope that is seen in the faces of the people for whom the war is being fought. The war photography is able to take the viewer to a place he or she would not want to be, but would like to know about. For some the realities of war are too harsh. The photographs are too real, with too many memories. War photographer Don McCullin is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Pcwarpix.wps

Photography & Impressionism : An 8 page essay on the influence that photography had on Impressionism and art in the 19th Century. The writer argues that these include viewpoint, realistic public scenes in light of cubist methods, and the use of light. Bibliography lists 8 sources. 19photo.wps

On Site With Civil-War Era Photographer Mathew Brady : A 9 page creative paper told from the position of a hypothetical (and completely imaginary) assistant to the famous Civil War era photographer. It covers Brady’s early forays with the daguerreotype as well as his advances with wet-plate photography, and documents the beginnings of photojournalism. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Brady.wps

Cameras / Focal Points, Aperture & Other Mathematical Concepts : A 9 page outline of the underlying concepts of photography and their relation to mathematics. Includes information about different camera types. Emphasizes methodology for the determination of focal length. Bibliography lists eight sources. Caminfo.wps

The Job of a Photographer : 4 pages in length. A well-written, creative essay in which the writer details his love for photography-- both as a hobby and as a future profession. Analogies are drawn between photographers and fine artists-- No Bibliography. Photohok.wps

Designing A Photo Project : A 6 page fantasy based on the design of a photographic on a theme started by Renaissance artist Franz Hals. The writer looks at Hals "Laughing Cavalier" and fictitiously tracks changes to the subject through subsequent centuries for ideas for a modern photo shoot on the same subject. Discussed are Hals painting, Rembrandt’s etchings, Nolde’s woodcuts, and several photo techniques. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cnartfnt.wps

Requirements For Becoming A Successful Photographer : In 5 pages the author discusses the requirements for becoming a successful photographer. "There are many types of photographers; wildlife; nature; landscape; nude; underwater; black and white; and photojournalists. All of those photographers are dependent on their work being successful. Whether a photographer is an amateur or a professional, they have the same desire: for their photographs to be experienced. Several people have theories on the requirements for becoming a successful photographer." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sucpho.wps

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