A comparison does not mean that you force similarities onto the things being compared. It might be that you pick a topic and theme which highlight the differences between two things. Usually there is a combination of similarities and differences on which you can hang the framework of your essay,Discuss

Instructions:

For the third paper you will take the two buildings, or building complexes, that you researched and wrote about for the first two papers. You will write an essay of 1350-1800 words comparing and contrasting the two buildings.

( two building which is (Pagoda, Dazu ) and (Doge’s Palace)

A comparison does not mean that you force similarities onto the things being compared. It might be that you pick a topic and theme which highlight the differences between two things. Usually there is a combination of similarities and differences on which you can hang the framework of your essay.

Here are some categories that you can use for this comparison (use 2 or more of them, as seems appropriate):

1) formal order, for example “form types” and “ordering principals” as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

2) formal geometries, including the kinds of dimensional transformations shown on Fig. 3, or other geometric properties.

3) spatial order and qualities, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5.

4) material and construction techniques

5) building or complex use (as designed)

6) symbolic framework and meaning

Write in clear, formal, expository prose. Points will be deducted for sloppy writing, including padding with “fluff.”

You should include citations as is necessary and appropriate: use the MLA format of in-text citation (author, pages). When you make this in-text citation, it means that a book or article by that author is listed in your bibliography, which must be included at the end of your paper.

Use your own words! Avoid directly quoting anyone—not appropriate for such a short exercise. However, if you do take someone else’s words, and you do not offer a citation, it is considered to be plagiarism.

So use your own words to describe an idea, thesis, observation made by someone else, and encountered in your reading, and directly cite them in your text.

Example:

According to Mark Wilson-Jones the portico of the Pantheon might have been designed for taller columns, but a change was made (Wilson-Jones thinks) during the construction process, to shorter columns (Wilson-Jones, 35-37).

You do not need to cite facts which you have made by your own observation, or are well-attested basic knowledge (i.e. you have noticed that all your sources agree on certain facts).

Examples:

The Dome of the Rock is an octagonal structure, with a cylindrical drum and a dome over the center.

The Palatine Chapel at Aachen was built for Charlemagne and designed by Odo of Metz; it is thought to be inspired by the church of San Vitale at Ravenna.

Do not invite a suspicion of plagiarism! We will be checking your work against the internet, and other sources. Any violation will result in an automatic grade of F.

Staple your paper together in the upper left-hand corner. Your paper must include the following:

• Page 1- cover sheet with your name, the name of the 2 buildings, and the date

• Page 2 to 4 or 5- the body of your paper, which should be a minimum of 1350 words and a maximum of 1800 words.

• Last page- list your sources in proper bibliographic format (either University of Chicago, or MLA)