Architecture...... an art form

by Becky Brannon February. 01, 2017 1795 views

The world is full of glorious architecture such as Michelangelo's dome.  

As an art teacher I teach my students about architecture as an art form, and discuss architecture such as the Parthenon, Gothic Cathedrals and contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry.

They learn how men built churches for religious reasons..... in other countries 

And in nearby Charleston

They learn how architects design buildings different for the different purposes they serve.  

We discuss how when steel was used buildings grew taller and taller...

I think my students understand how there are beautiful buildings around the world.  

But for me......  there is one building more beautiful than all.  It is our barn back home.  The place I spent hours "trying" to help my Dad milk the cows, where I climbed the hay bales and sang songs to my kittens and calf.  

The paint is peeling now, long neglected and quiet, sadly missing the life it once had.  

But still for me it is a beauty filled with memories of what once was.......... memories of my hard working farmer dad, memories of cows and corn, green grass and blue skies........

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 4 years, 7 months ago

I'd like visit such places once before death ;)

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Becky Brannon Replied to Masoud Ahmadpoor 4 years, 7 months ago

Hopefully you will!!

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Amy Daniels 4 years, 7 months ago

Simple to complicated. Excellent and congratulations

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Amy Daniels 4 years, 7 months ago

Thank you!!

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Helen Hooker 4 years, 7 months ago

I love the variety of architecture you've shared here but my favourites are the first and last. I like the way you've chosen not to feature the whole dome in no.1, which makes me want to step inside to see the rest. The 'well loved' appearance of the final picture shows it's led a full live and been well used over the years - surely the desire of any architect!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Helen Hooker 4 years, 7 months ago

Thanks so much! And yes, the last one led a full life. I remember hearing stories of my Dad visiting experts on how best to design the milk house part of the barn.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 4 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful architecture !

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Tomie Poodle 4 years, 7 months ago

Thanks!!

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Goshaa 4 years, 7 months ago

I'm glad you add last picture too!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Goshaa 4 years, 7 months ago

Thanks so much!

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Antonio Gil 4 years, 7 months ago

Amazing post. As someone says - "architecture is music petrified"

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 7 months ago

Thanks so much!!

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 7 months ago

Fabulous series! Wow!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 7 months ago

Thanks so much!!!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Becky Brannon 4 years, 7 months ago


My pleasure!

:=D

Cheers!

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