Visual Analysis: Architecture

Visual Analysis: Architecture

Tour Guide We are dedicated to providing unique and exclusive tours of Italy, including Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Amalfi, the Vatican and more.

Slide 1: Crystal Palace

Slide 2: Cordoba, Great Mosque

Slide 3: Damascus, Great Mosque

Slide 4: Chartres cathedral

Slide 5: Siena, aerial view

Slide 6: Houses of Parliament

Slide 7: Delhi, Viceroy’s House(image not found)

Slide 8: Louvre, Pyramid

Slide 9: Banqueting House, Whitehall

Slide 10: Caernarvon Castle

Slide 11: Stokesay Castle, Herefordshire

One of the finest fortified manor houses in England and built originally by Lawrence de Ludlow, a wealthy wool merchant in the 13th century. The de Sayes fortified it against Welsh marauders. It is from the de Sayes that its name derives. It has its own timber-framed gatehouse built around 1600. The parish church sustained damage during the English Civil War by Parliamentary forces, after the action that took place on 8th June 1645. Sir William Crofts, the ablest of the Herefordshire Royalists was killed in the action.

Slide 12: Salisbury cathedral

Salisbury is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain. It is the mother church of the Salisbury

Diocese, an area which covers most of the counties of Wiltshire and Dorset.

Started in 1220 it was completed by 1258, with the Spire, the tallest in England (123 m/ 404 ft) added a

generation later. Built to reflect the glory of God in stone and glass, it has always been a setting for

great occasions, for huge colourful processions, a majestic and awe – inspiring church – as it has done for

over 775 years.

Slide 13: St Pancras station

St Pancras Station is the gateway between London and the Midlands.

The station was designed by WH Barlow (1812-1902) Engineer-in-Chief to the Midland Railway and

opened for passenger use in October 1868. The trainshed rises to a height of 105 feet above the rails, is

690 feet in length and 240 wide. At the time it was considered an engineering wonder and was the

largest single – span enclosed space in the world.

London & Continental Stations & Property Ltd. is the facility owner of St Pancras and is responsible for

the management of safety and security matters at the station. Train services are provided by Midland

Main Line Ltd.

Slide 14: Lloyds Building

The Lloyds Building should be seen after dark. It is built in 1986 by the architecture that also designed

Centre Pompidou in Paris, Richard Rogers. The lights of the building accentuate the structures and

service parts like elevators and air – condition shafts. Even when you see the Lloyds building more times,

you can walk around it in astonishment, looking up all the way.

Slide 15: St Peter’s: Sangallo model and executed building (Michelangelo)(image not found)

Slide 16: Easton Neston: model and executed building

Slide 17: S.Carlino, Rome

The church and the convent located a the Four Fountain cross – road was designed by Borromini in 1634.

The church, dedicated to S. Carlo, is very small and it is also known as 'S. Carlino.' note: worthy the

oval dome with its ingenious little lanterns. Finished in 1667, the fa'ade is one of Borromini’s last

works. In the crypt a small curved chapel reserved for him remains empty, because he committed

suicide in 1667.

Slide 18: S.Mois', Venice

Church was dedicated to homonym saint by Mois' Venier who took charge of rebuilding it in the Middle


Nevertheless, as the facade shows, the church suffered many changes in the baroque age. The project

of the facade is by Tremignon.

Interior has just one nave and keeps many works of the seventeenth century and, on the wall of the

entrance, a precious organ made in 1700.

Among the paintings exhibited, the Adorazione dei Magi (Three Wise Man Adoration) by Giuseppe

Diamantini, a member of Caracci ‘s school.

In the presbitery it’s possible to admire a painting by Tintoretto and a Ultima Cena (Last Dinner) by

Jacopo Palma il Giovane.

A bronze bas – relief of Genoese school, Gli Angeli che trasportano Cristo morto, and il Padre Eterno in

gloria, fra il gruppo di pie donne (Angels moving dead Christ ‘s body,…), stands in the sacresty near the


Slide 19: Tempietto, S.Pietro in Montorio, Rome

The Tempietto (1502) was designed by Donato Bramante, one of the greatest architects of the Italian

Renaissance. The building, with a domed rotunda and surrounded by columns, was commissioned by

Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain to commemorate St. Peter’s crucifixion. It is located in Rome, in a

convent called San Pietro in Montorio.

Slide 20: Mausoleum, Castle Howard

Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor alone, the Mausoleum at Castle Howard was begun in 1731.

Hawksmoor had to use all of his considerable knowledge in arguing against the prevailing architectural

pedants to get the mausoleum built as he wished it to be. He was helped in this by the understanding of

his patron.

Although the stairs were added by Robinson and the platform by Garret, it still stands proud as a

remarkable architectural achievement.

Slide 21: Colosseum

Slide 22: Ely cathedral, nave

12 entry Henry I

Slide 23: Pugin Contrasts

AW Pugin

Augustus Welby Pugin

Slide 24: Laon cathedral


Laon is the flagship church of the Northern School of Early Gothic. Thick-walled and highly sculptural,

the building also was supposed to have seven towers.

Slide 25: Kutna Hora (Czech Republic)

Kutn' Hora developed as a result of the exploitation of the silver mines. In the 14 it became a

royal city endowed with monuments that symbolized its prosperity. The Church of St Barbara, a jewel of

the late Gothic period, and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was restored in line with the

Baroque taste of the early 18, were to influence the architecture of central Europe. These

masterpieces today form part of a well – preserved medieval urban fabric with some particularly fine private


Slide 26: Forum Romanum

Slide 27: S. Maria delle Carceri, Prato

Slide 28: S.Biagio, Montepulciano

Slide 29: National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing

Slide 30: Coleshill plan(image not found)

Slide 31: Home House plan(image not found)

Slide 32: Blenheim plan

Blenheim Palace

Slide 33: Penshurst plan(image not found)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.