Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will briefly explore the role of architecture within art history.

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Ziggurat of Ur, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancient_ziggurat_at_Ali_Air_Base_Iraq_2005.jpg, Dome of Florence Cathedral, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_dome_of_Florence_Cathedral.jpg, Michelangelo’s design for St. Peter’s, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo_Buonarroti_-_Project_for_St_Peter%27s_in_Rome_-_WGA15565.jpg, Fallingwater, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Falling_Water_01.jpg, Aula Magna, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aula_Magna-Calder-UCV.JPG, Casa Batllo, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Casabatllo2.jpg

Terms to Know
  • Architecture

    The art or practice of designing buildings.

  • Site Specificity

    When the relationship between a work of art or architecture is so strong that it would be impossible to move or reconstruct that object in another location.