Thomas Jefferson Memorial
A) An essay deeply describing in detail (and in your own words!) the various architectural elements and the way in which they are arranged. Please include whatever basic facts about the building are known, such as its architect and date of construction, and consider the following questions:
- Has the architect closely imitated a particular type of building from Greek, Roman, or Medieval architecture, or has he/she combined selected elements with other styles?
- What function does the building serve, and why do you think this architectural style was considered appropriate for its design?
The essay should be 2-3 pages long (double-spaced with 12 pt. fonts and 1-inch margins). It should primarily reflect your own observations, based on knowledge you have acquired in class, and incorporating basic research. Whatever resources you use, including your textbook or online sources, must be properly cited according to the Style Sheet posted on Canvas.
Your writing will be evaluated according to appropriate standards of grammar, spelling and organization
Some of the architectural elements
-Corinthian or Ionic columns
-Doric frieze (of triglyphs and metopes)
-Pediment containing sculptures