“Architecture or Revolution?” in Le Corbusier’s belief was the only way to avoid class-based revolution in industrialized architecture (Quirk, 2012). Le Corbusier, born Charles Édouard Jeanneret, was born into an artistic family in 1877 in a small village in Switzerland. His mother was a pianist and his father was a designer of watch dials. Even though he learned piano and father’s trade he got interested in the architecture when he was 13 years old. He learned from L’Eplatenier, a teacher in La Chaaux-de-Fund. His teacher opened his eyes and led him to the direct observation of life. He was an instinctive genius by turning older building designs into newer more modern designs. Le Corbusier is one of the most significant architecture’s of the 20th century, and one who led architecture to the modern era.
Although I am familiar with the Eames’ name and especially their contributions to chair design, I admittedly did not know the Eames’ were so engrained in American history beyond their contributions to the chair.
On display in The Metropolitan Museum is the Chair of Reniseneb, which was constructed in 1450 B.C. in Egypt during the New Kingdom period. The Chair of Reniseneb is a wooden chair veneered with ebony, a heavy dark brown timber, and ivory, a hard creamy white substance. The chair is made up of small pieces of wood that is pieced together almost like a puzzle. Egyptian trees did not grow big or thick, therefore big panels of wood needed to be imported which was very expensive. Thus the Egyptian carpenters became really adapt in inlaid work made from small pieces of variously colored wood or other materials. In Ancient Eygypt, the higher ranked an individual was, the taller was the chair or furniture he sat on. The Chair of Reniseneb belonged to the scribe Renyseneb, therefor the chair sits higher on beaded blocks. The legs of the furniture were often carved in the form of animal legs or the hind parts of some animal such as the lion. Therefore, the foot of the Chair of Reniseneb is shaped as an animal paw and the legs of the chair are shaped similar to an animals leg. Both the legs and the feet are veneered with ebony, a heavy dark brown color. The Egyptians enjoyed having cushions which were often were stuffed with dried leaves or goose down, creating a plush seat. Therefore, the seat of the chair was restored to have a woven seat
Erik Weihenmayer's was born September 23, 1968 in New Jersey. His parents are Ed and Ellen and he has two brothers. Retinoschisis began to set in and by the age of 13 and he was completely blind. His parents still wanted him to have a normal life so he was able to do things like play football, one on one basketball and ride bikes. He did not learn Braille or use a cane. He was in denial concerning his blindness and because of that he caused harm to himself until he finally accepted his disability. Ed began to bound with his boys and took them on excursions after the Ellen was killed in an car crash. Erik attended Boston College and graduated with a double major. Erik is married to Ellie Reeve on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 1997 and have
What if you were imprisoned and chained to forever labor with no pay? That would the very same situation that a slave would find themselves in. We all know that slavery in a curse to the nation. One who uses slaves and whips them senselessly is a cruel and heartless man. You take the life and soul out of another human who has a family and children just as we do. You whip him until he is nearly dead and keep him alive because he is worth money, but would you do if that was you there and that slave was to decide your fate.
James Bridger was born March 17, 1804, Richmond VA. Bridger’s full name was James Felix Bridger. His family called him Old Gabe. James had an amazing sense of humor. He was one of the greatest frontiersman. He trapped for many leading fur companies. James was a hunter, trader, trapper, and an Indian fighter. He was also a guide and he was one of the trappers to remain in the Rockies. He had been married three times to Native American women. He had two children. One of those wives was named Cora and she sadly died in childbirth. Bridger’s first and second wives both died. James father was an innkeeper. His mother, father, and younger brother all died when the family was moving. When Bridger worked as a business man he never enjoyed
It is a standard December day in 1960, in the lethargic Florida town of Fort Repose. On the stream street, Florence Wechek, the nearby Western Union broadcast administrator, stirs and watches the morning news as she makes her breakfast. Pressures between the Soviet Union and the United States are high—the Russians are propelling more Sputnik satellites, and there is an emergency in the Middle East—however as Florence leaves for work, she is more worried with her neighbor, Randy Bragg, who she suspects of keeping an eye on
Born to the family of a traveling salesman, Bernard Ebbers was the second of five children. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and his family also lived in California and New Mexico while he was growing up, before returning to Edmonton. After high school, Ebbers briefly attended the University of Alberta and Calvin College before enrolling at Mississippi College. During the time between schools he worked as a milkman and bouncer. While attending Mississippi College, Ebbers earned a basketball scholarship. An injury before his senior season prevented him from playing his final year. Instead of playing, he was assigned to coach the junior varsity team.
Wilhelm II was born into royalty on the 27th of January 1859, at the Crown Prince's Palace in Berlin to Prince Frederick William of Prussia who would later become the future Frederick III and his wife Victoria, who is the oldest daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria. at the moment he was born, his great-uncle Frederick William IV was the king of Prussia. He was the first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England, and is also the first son of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Wilhelm was from 186, second in the line of succession to Prussia, and, after 1871, to the new German Empire, which then according to the constitution of the German Empire, was ruled by the King of Prussia.
his human form, he escaped the king's wolf hunt by imploring the king for mercy and accompanied the king thereafter. His behaviour at court was so much gentler than when his wife and her new husband appeared at court, that his hateful attack on the couple was deemed justly motivated, and the truth was revealed.
In all, the elements that primarily distinguished architects from builders are mainly economic standing and rhetoric of taste and invention, and education. Due to this, Upton believed master builders were prosperous and were typically motivated by “social distinction as a component of their professional success. In like manner, rhetoric of taste and invention differentiated architects from builders in that “taste might be acquired through ‘toil and study’..., but not in drawing school” (Upton, 61). Moreover, the key factors that contributed to the increasing professionalization of architects in eighteenth-century America are. Education, coherence in work, and the ability to communicate. With education, many were introduced to a “liberal-arts education, and eventually by moving professional education to the university, architects hoped to shake off their pesky rivals”(Upton, 63 ). For the socialization aspect of increasing professionalization of architects in eighteenth-century America, the
A very important piece of who we are as humans are genetics. Without genes, we wouldn’t have the same eye color, hair color, nose size, mouth size, freckles, dimples, and many other physical appearances. Not only would we not have the same physical appearances, our brains would be different. Your brain may have diseases that it does not have now. The study of genetics has come a very long way since it was first introduced. Nancy Wexler was an enormous contribute to the study of genetics through personal experiences, the Hereditary Disease Foundation, and her journey in Venezuela.
The Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 in Weimar by German architect Walter Gropius (1883 - 1969). In 1923, Walter Gropius introduced the agreement between “creative artists and the industrial world”. The Bauhaus is most famous for the idea of combining forms and functions. They combined both fine arts and design elements to create a curriculum that trained artists and designers to be capable of producing both functional and aesthetic work. One of the main goals was to bring design and technology together. During the Bauhaus period, Fine art and craft were combined together and aimed toward problem solving for an innovative, modern and industrial society. Nowadays, the Bauhaus legacy continues in modern designs, such as minimalism, or design brands like IKEA. In this essay, I will analyze Bauhaus’s influence on modern design, including architecture and furniture design by exploring different examples from different periods of time.
Karl Raimund Popper was born on 28 July 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, to upper middle-class parents. All of Karl Popper's grandparents were Jewish, but the Popper family converted to Lutheranism before Karl was born, and so he received Lutheran baptism. They understood this as part of their cultural assimilation, not as an expression of devout