ERIC Number: ED390744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Architectural Environment: A Resource Kit.
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.
There are many ways to approach the investigation of architecture. One can look at structural form, climate and topography, the aesthetics of style and decoration, building function, historical factors, cultural meanings, or technology and techniques associated with construction. This resource kit touches upon a few of these approaches, ranging from the identification of ancient building forms to the use of computer imaging by contemporary architects. This kit endeavors to provide information and raise questions that can assist young people in analyzing and appreciating this environment. It contains a presentation for 11 slides representing artworks found in the permanent collection of the J. B. Speed Art Museum (Kentucky), a teacher's manual, and an evaluation sheet. Reference sheets for each of the featured artworks identify the artist and artwork, provide brief background information, sample questions to help initiate classroom discussion, references to other artworks for comparison and contrast, and additional resources. Topics and slides presented are: (1) "About English Renaissance Culture" (Paneled Drawing Room); (2) "About Ribbed Vaulting" (The Banqueting Hall of a Palace); (3) "About Ancient Building Forms" (The Rest of the Flight into Egypt); (4) "About Dutch Reform Church Architecture" (Interior of the New Church in Delft with the Tomb of William the Silent); (5) "About Industrialization" (Falls of the Ohio, Louisville); (6) "About the City Wall" (View of Jerusalem); (7) "About Vernacular Architecture" ((The Artist's House, La Dent de Jaman); (8)"About Reflections of Social Status in Architectural Embellishment" (Door Panels--2 slides); (9) "About Structural Problems Associated with this Byzantine Church" (Interior of Hogia Sophia); and (10) "About the Contemporary Architect as a Conceptual Artist" (Untitled). Besides the reference sheets, the manual includes a "Preface," which introduces the kit's theme; "Questioning Strategies," which offer an interactive approach to exploring the artworks; a "Glossary"; a "List of Slides"; and a 12-item "Bibliography." (MM)
Descriptors: Architects, Architectural Character, Architectural Education, Architecture, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Art Materials, Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Questioning Techniques
J. B. Speed Art Museum, P.O. Box 2600, Louisville, KY 40201-2650 ($25 per packet/$28 if mailed; slides also available).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Gheens Foundation, Inc., Louisville, KY.
Authoring Institution: J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky (Louisville)