Archive for the ‘Architectural History’ Category

Russia’s Most Beautiful Gem: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

St.  Basil’s Church, Red Square, Moscow    (photo P. Hunt, 2017) By P. F. Sommerfeldt –  Moscow’s Red Square is one of the most recognizable...

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Alsace’s Dual Crowns: Eguisheim and Riquewihr

                View up Riquewihr’s central street, Rue de General de Gaulle (Photo P. Hunt 2016) By Patrick Hunt –  Those who love the best...

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Imperium and Genius in the Pantheon of Rome

                               Dezgotetz 1695 Engraving of the Pantheon (image public domain) By Patrick Hunt –  Almost any informed list...

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Mandalay’s Royal Palace Reconstructed: Lessons in Historic Preservation

Mandalay’s Golden Palace  (Image courtesy of Oway Agency, Myanmar) By Catherine Clover –  On a recent trip to Myanmar (Burma) I made a stop in the...

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Gardens of Pompeii as Roman Legacy

Roman wallpainting from the House of the Golden Bracelets, Pompeii (Image courtesy of The Telegraph and British Museum) By Cher Stone Beall – Gardens are...

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The Architecture of Mario Tamagno and the Neilson Hays Library in Bangkok

Neilson Hays Library Bangkok (Photo courtesy of the library) By Catherine Clover –  By its definition, the Beaux Arts movement in architecture combined the...

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Inca Metronomy – An Intersection of Cultural Elements

Sacsayhuaman (photo courtesy of Kim McQuarrie) By Douglas McElwain – Inca measurements are systematic as they apply to architecture and quipu knot structures....

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The Historic Temples of Bagan in Burma (Myanmar)

Bagan, Myanmar (Burma), a monk walks by temples (Photo courtesy of National Geographic Images) By Catherine Clover –  From the air, the Irrawaddy River stretches...

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The House That Silk Built: Jim Thompson’s Residence on the Klong – A True Bangkok Gem

  Jim Thomson silk pillow (Image courtesy of zengarine.com) By Catherine Clover –   Bangkok, Thailand, is a city with many interesting wats, or temples,...

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