“The Transformation of European Society” by Gary B. Nash talks about the economic, social, and religious changes that took place in the British colonies in the eighteenth century in North America. The author discussed that the people of a once strict hierarchical society of Europe now had a more democratic and individualistic American view. The vast land, which distinguished America from Europe, allowed people to get rich fast and climb the social ladder. Unlike America, in Europe there was a large disparity between the rich and the poor. If you were born a blacksmith's son, you would die a blacksmith. However, the vast amount of land in America offered great opportunities for growth. Poor farmers could become rich businessmen in no time in the northern colonies, which helped to develop an
In the essay written by Gary Nash, he argues that the reason for the American Revolution was not caused by the defense of constitutional rights and liberties, but that of “material conditions of life in America” were not very favorable and that social and economic factors should be considered as the driving factor that pushed many colonists to revolt. The popular ideology which can be defined as resonating “most strongly within the middle and lower strata of society and went far beyond constitutional rights to a discussion of the proper distribution of wealth and power in the social system” had a dynamic role in the decisions of many people to revolt. The masses ideas were not of constitutional rights, but the equal distribution of wealth
King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution brings a fresh perspective to the life of one of the National Basketball Association’s most iconic and prominent players of all time. Bill Russell is known for his tenacious and innovative style of basketball play, but rarely does his background get much attention. Aram Goudsouzian takes a detailed look into the life of 6’10” Bill Russell, making note of not only his authority on the court, but also his background, culture, and attitude off the court.
In life, we have to make choices. We make choices on what we eat, what we wear, and how we are going to live our lives. Choices are what make us, us. As we grow older, the choices become more difficult, as we struggle to find our way on the path of life. Often we are searching for a light to lead us in the right direction. For some of us, the light shines brightly in the distance and helps us find our way along the long and bumpy path of life, while for others the light seems to never come, and we struggle along, battling the darkness. We are consistently looking for an escape, a place where we find who we are, what our role is in the world and the meaning of life. Rodrick Nash states in Wilderness and the American Mind, “Wilderness appealed
Throughout the history of this nearly century and a half old building many have speculated and debated its former past. This exhibition presents images of the historic Lin Hall
In all of college basketball history, there has only been one coach to win ten NCAA Basketball Championships. Who is this phenomenal coach? It is none other than the legendary John Wooden. Being one extraordinary basketball coach, his legacy was built on and off the court in the most incredible ways.
Two single-story wings were added to the mansion, providing room for Jackson’s library and office and a large formal dining room and adjoining pantry. The mansion gained a more Classical appearance during this renovation with the addition of a front portico, supported by 10 columns.
Question 1. Choose an architect or practice whose work is covered by or relevant to this course and discuss critically one or more of their design projects or drawings or urban proposals as precedent case-studies. Selectively situate this work in relation to their body of work, and against the practices and concerns of the period. Focus on the architectural qualities of a specific key aspect of the design of the projects. Selectively consider how they might relate to the historical situation, cultural values, theoretical concerns and design practices of the time. This may involve a selective analysis of compositional design practices, material fabrication production and the experiential reception of built outcomes of the projects.
The architectural plans originally lacked the two five-sided privy buildings. They showed a different arrangement of how the palisade joined the sentry houses. The plans also illustrate a different configuration of stone steps for the north entrance of the Main Building than the archaeological evidence revealed. A cement floor was planned for the southeastern and southwestern basement rooms, which originally were dirt. Of the pieces of marble recovered during the excavation, the percentages and types did not correspond to the plans proposed for the marble floor of the main foyer. “Sherds of the original window glass were greener and more irregular than the window glass planned for use in the reconstruction. Recovered fragments of the original plaster revealed only plain struck molding, while the plans allowed for the use elaborate geometric designs in plaster. These comments highlight a contrast in the restoration philosophies of the era: Should the restoration be done as it actually was or as it was believed Governor Tryon would have wanted it to be” . This is another example of altering historical memory by producing the image that was wanted for
Ronald H. Nash (1936-2006) was an Evangelical Baptist philosopher and apologist in the Calvinist tradition.1 He received his PhD. From Syracuse University and was a professor for over 40 years teaching and writing in the areas of worldview, apologetics, ethics, theology and history. 2 He taught at Western Kentucky University, Reformed Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His favorite philosopher was Augustine and during his scholastic years he favored the theological teachings of Carl F. H. Henry. Besides Is Jesus the Only Savior?, He wrote several successful books, among them are, Life’s Ultimate Questions; Faith and Reason; Worldviews in Conflict: Choosing Christianity in a World of Ideas; The Word of God and
It goes without saying; Steve Nash is the best player in Phoenix Suns’ history. Not only was he the Suns’ best player during his tenure, he was also one of the best players in the entire NBA.
Alexander Jackson Davis was one of America’s leading figure in American architecture. Davis designed state capitals, colleges, several hospitals, a prison, and a number of houses which ranged from humble gatekeeper’s lodges to elaborate country villas (“Donoghue, John Cornelius.”) He introduced and developed new ideas and forms and was inspired by many styles from the past, including ancient Egypt, classical forms of Greece, and picturesque medieval England. In the 1830’s, Davis became best known for his work in the picturesque style, relating the houses to their landscape settings and opening up the
During the course of this trial, you saw how one man solved his 20 billion dollar problem. It was the prosecution’s burden to prove my client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. As the defense, we carried no burden in today’s trial. However, you still saw that this was Dr. Nash’s problem, Dr. Nash’s plan, and Dr. Nash’s patsy.
To understand the characteristics of Baroque style is to truly understand artistic measures of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Baroque, a single word describing an entire period of art, can be broken down into more than one actual form of art. The new European age birthed this developing style of architecture, coming from ideas on religion and politics. Set apart in three different countries, visitors of St. Peter’s Basilica, Versailles, and Hampton Court Palace, engulf themselves in historic Baroque styles and beauty. The international style “was reinterpreted in different regions so that three distinct manifestations of the style emerged” (Matthews 392). The florid, classical, and restrained baroque design of the three different buildings gives us a historic lesson on the reasoning behind its purpose.
Different architects have different styles because they are trying to get at different things. Architecture is not just about making something beautiful anymore, it is about trying to get across a set of ideas about how we inhabit space. Two of the most famous architects of the twentieth century, one from each side, the early part and the later part up until today each designed a museum with money donated by the Guggenheim foundation. One of these is in New York City, it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The other is in bilbao, Spain, and it was designed by Frank Geary. My purpose of this paper is to interrogate each of these buildings, glorious for different reasons, to show how each architect was expressing their own style.