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Andrea Palladio: Venetian PalazzosVictor M. Guerrero
Prof. Jerry Selah
Arch-210-1: Video Project #1
25 March 2010
When I was assigned to research an architect after watching a documentary, I chose Andrea Palladio, because of his unique and special designing style used in his buildings.
Andrea Di Pietro Della Gondola of the town of Padua, then as an adult he moved to the Rebublic of Venice. Palladio gained crafting experience as a stonecutter and a sculptor in the workshop of Bartolommeo Cavazza da Sossano, who is said to have imposed particularly hard working conditions. In April 1524, after one failed attempt to run away, he fled into Vicenza. Here he became an assistant in the Pedemuro studio, a leading workshop and masonry.
One of the major elements of Palladio’s designing style is classical Roman principles he rediscovered, applied and explained in his works. His architectural works have “been valued for centuries as the quintessence of Hig
Literature For ChildrenVictor M. Guerrero
Prof. Cynthia McDaniel
Literature for Children
14 September 2010
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When I was a toddler, I was introduced to Dr. Seuss books, both in English and Spanish. My three favorite books where Horton Hears a Who, How the Grinch stole Christmas and The Cat in The Hat. These three books are the most memorable ones that I have in mind. When reaching the age of eight I was introduced to a little more “mature” kind of literature and did not contained pictures; my paternal grandmother gave to me as a birthday present “Grimm's Fairy Tales”. As far as I knew it was the ultimate fairy book collection; it included folktales that originated during medieval times and were preserved for hundreds of years. The first time I finished reading the book, I was pleased, and during the subsequent years I read some tales from time to time.ssss
My new reading experience regarding the book is that my understanding of the mea
Gothic-LiteratureVictor M. Guerrero
Mr. Andrew Rempt
ENG 281: Gothic Literature
27 September 2010
Double Entry Journals
"Until Jerome should return at night, Theodore at length determined to repair to the forest that Matilda had pointed out to him. Arriving there, he sought the gloomiest shades, as best suited to the pleasing melancholy that reigned in his mind. In this mood he roved insensibly to the caves which had formerly served as a retreat to hermits, and were now reported round the country to be haunted by evil spirits"
-Horace Walpole (The Castle of Otranto)
In the castle of Otranto, the detail of the darkness within the novel is described in a gothic poetic style; the relationship between the friar Jerome and the protection he gives to Matilda is fatherly remarked, and the dilemma in choosing to save his own son Theodore or deliver the princess into her own doom.
"The company was struck with terror and amazement. The Princess Hippolita, without knowing what was the matter, but anxious for her
DIOTISALVIVictor M. Guerrero
Prof. Jerry Selah
Arch-210-1: Research Paper
25 March 2010
Diotisalvi and the Baptistery of St. John
When assigned to do a research about a particular architect in history and one of his most memorable buildings, I decided to do my research on Diotisalvi, and relatively unknown architect that was born before 1153 and died in 1164. He is well known as the original architect of the Baptistery of Pisa (The tower of Pisa), in piazza dei miracoli, as we can read in the sign he left inside the building, with the date 1152:
MCLIII, MENSE AUGUSTI FUNDATA FUIT HAEC ECCLESIA
DEUSTESAL VET MAGISTER HUIUS OPERIS.
1153 in the medieval pisan calendar corresponds to 1152. Although Diotisalvi was the original architect of the now known Tower of Pisa. The building construction was continued after his death by Nicola Pisano, a century after its foundation, and then completed by Giovanni Pissano. The building’s style was modified into a more gothic style
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