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Russian Architecture

 

Introduction:  
  We will be exploring the architecture of Russia. We will determine what is unique about Russian architecture and what elements are present in the different styles of architecture.
Task:  
  What are the characteristics of the Stalinist, Rococo, and Byzantine architecture?
Process:  
  * work in a group of three

* assign a style to each group member

* you must become an expert at this style!
Resources:  
  1. Stalinist Style

Example: The Seven Sisters
http://www.russiablog.org/2008/01/seven_sisters.php

Description: http://www.thethinkingblog.com/2007/08/gothic-stalinist-soviet-skyscrapers.html

2. Rococo

Example: Catherine's Winter Palace
http://stpetersburg-guide.com/history/winterpalace.shtml

Description: http://www.geographia.com/russia/peter02.htm

3. Byzantine

Example: St. Basil's Cathedral
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/russia/moscow-st-basil-cathedral

Description: http://www.moscow-taxi.com/churches/st-basils-cathedral.html
Evaluation:  
  We will use this information to create a poster explaining the essential elements of each style.
 

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