Timeless Architectural Creations

Timeless architectural creations have been designed and built by artists, architects and craftsmen since the time of the pyramids. Spectacular in proportion, materials and relevance they have served to amaze and motivate fellow and future artists as well as all who experience them. These unique, spectacular works of art have withstood the test of time and the effects of the environment. Respectful of the traditions and cultures in which they were originally built, these significant works are timeless and do not over shadow current and future art and all of its elements. These marvelous creations showcase the expressions of the artists who designed them and allude the confidence of all those involved with their construction. Their existence excites our senses and captures our interests. These works of art serve as a portal to view and share the experience of the artists, architects and craftsmen who created them.  We are able to share their personal views on their culture and the history of the time. Timeless architectural creations educate, amaze, and affirm the talents of past, present and future generations. I choose the unique, the varied and interesting, ones that show a world view but are clearly representative of the cultures in which they were designed and constructed.  View these creations I have selected; be educated and amazed!

This etching and aquatint by German Artist Hermann Struck, depicts the amazingly designed and built Pyramids of Giza. Built starting around 2560 B.C.E, they are located on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt, Built of stone blocks with fired mud-bricks, they have withstood the test of time and are a testament to the knowledge and strength of those involved with the construction. This etching shows their magnitude and relationship with the cultural environment and the irony of genius engineering existing in a culture where the normal transportation was camelback.
This Scale Model of the Flavian Amphitheatre shows the building known as the Roman Colosseum. Built during the first century, a good portion still remains standing. It serves as a testament of the skilled craftsmen and artists of the day with it's ornate detail and round arches. It housed 50,000 people attending animal hunts or gladiatorial events. This scale model provides the opportunity to experience the work in totality while understanding the importance of entertainment to the people of the day.
This photograph by James Robertson taken in 1857 shows the most famous restoration to the Hagia Sophia completed by Swiss architects Gaspare and Guiseppe Fossati. The restoration which took place during the years 1847 to 1849 encompassed many of the previous design components. The new revised building included many aspects from the past including the uncovering of calligraphic roundels. This is regarded today as one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. The photograph shows the building at its finest, eight years after completion.
The Snowdome Weight of the Eiffel Tower was produced by an unknown craftsman. The glass dome contains a miniature version of the Paris based Eiffel Tower built for the 1889 World Fair. This item was handmade on a ceramic base with the initials "L.L". this was perhaps a gift for esteemed guests at the World's Fair.
Rachael Robinson Elmer's postcard of the Statue of Liberty shows the neoclassical sculpture which sits on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Created in 1916, the print was derived from a popular hand printing technique using woodblocks to print on paper. The cooper statue designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The robed female figure bears a torch and holds a ticket inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet, an icon to freedom. A gift from France to the United States, the statue arrived in June of 1885. The postcard shows the pivotal place the gift held in the society of the early twentieth century.
The oil in canvas painting by Amrita Sher-Gil of Notre Dame, a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Paris, France shows her use of vigorous brush strokes and strong colors. She shows the powerful presence of the gothic styled church and emphasizes the gloominess of the medieval times when the church was built.
Jordi Aluma I Masvidal's, poster, painted in 1998 for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games showcased the famous Sydney Opera House behind a rower. The Opera House designed in the style of Impressionism alludes a feeling of the sea in its shell shaped carefree and free flowing look. The poster inspired by antique iconography the poster had bright colors and flowing objects representative to the waters surrounding Australia. THese posters were used to showcase not only the summer games but he host country as well, including her famously designed opera house.
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