AR 300 - Assignment 8
ASSIGNMENT 08 AR300 Art History Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double spaced pages; refer to the "Format Requirementsʺ page located at the beginning of this learning guide for specific format requirements.
• Read the following article and analyze the expert’s opinion that art can be a generator of "identity" for a community, and examine what is meant by the statement that "public art ‘humanizes’ cities."
Haley, C. (2014, Mar 14). Civil art 'humanizes' places, expresses identity, lecturer at NDMOA says. McClatchy - Tribune Business News. Retrieved from
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otherwise, you will be denied access to the articles. Once your browser is open to the Ashworth College Library, type in the title or URL of the article you need to read.
• Many cultures we studied over the past four lessons have specific architecture or artwork that are specific to them and are identified with them in some way. For instance, the Nankani Compound in Ghana, Michelangelo’s "David" in Florence, Italy, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Taj Mahal in India are examples from the textbook. Choose two of these examples, and explain the reason the art or architecture was created, how each reflects the community, and how each reflects civic pride or community identity.
• Analyze the development of the skyscraper, beginning with the Chicago School in 1884, continuing with the construction of the Woolworth Building in New York in 1911-1913, and concluding with the Seagram Building in New York City in 1954-1958. Include in your analysis the use of materials and ideas of aesthetics. Your analysis should demonstrate a strong understanding of the material, synthesizing what you learned in the readings, and be written in your own words.
• In addition to commercial architecture, many architects of the 20th century were commissioned to design private homes. Explain the circumstances that led to the creation of Fallingwater in 1937 by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Vanna Venturi House in 1961-1964 by Robert Venturi. Relate how physical context or location is related to their design.