art appreciation – Field Experience Assignment
This week you will go out into your community to complete your assignment. You will either photograph or describe two architectural structures in your immediate locale, one communal dwelling and one individual dwelling.
USE THE CITY OF CHICAGO
Part A: For the photo option: Capture the images with a digital camera or your cell phone. Images must be clear, with the dwelling as the main visual element. Upload the pictures, then copy and paste them both into one Word document. Beneath the image, identify the city (or rural area) and state. (Example: Tampa, Florida, or rural Tampa, Florida). For the Description Option: Describe the general setting for two structures in 1-2 sentences. Example: I am viewing a two-story house in a newer south-side development in Tampa, Florida. Or, I am viewing a six-story apartment building in an historical east-side neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Part B: Beneath each image or description, identify it as either communal or individual. Then write a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) which defines identifiable architectural and design elements. You must incorporate four terms for each description from the list below. At least two terms must be architectural. Bold the terms for easy identification. The terms are found in Modules 5 and 2.
TERMS: Façade, post and lintel, arch, column, capital, multi-inclined roof, adobe, symmetrical, asymmetrical, dominance, scale, proportion, simulated or actual texture, geometric shape, motif.
Note the following partial description as an example: Individual Dwelling. The structure’s facade displays a central arch, which is flanked by two columns on each side. The arch is the dominant architectural feature because of its central location. (Do not use this exact description.) For rural students, a communal example is not required. Do identify two examples: your own home, a neighboring house, out buildings, rural community center, etc.
Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document