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Lesson Plans

Re: Meaning: Size

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Wed, 24 Feb 1999 23:03:43 EST

"In teaching US history and about Washington DC we see that the founding
fathers wanted to build a city that was beautiful in a neoclassical style.
They wanted people to be in awe of the power of the United States, but yet see
the beauty that the buildings of the classical Rome and Greece "

You are so right look at the architecture, the example of Union Station a
replica of a Roman Bath and how about the Washington monument. How have
public monuments changed since the war memorial or a single heroic memorial (
statue, warrior on a horse, Lincoln, Jefferson, etc.) What do we see with
pubic commemorations like the FDR, the Viet Nam, the Holocaust, etc. What was
or were the changing/pivotal points.
What role does size and viewer participation play in these works.
What differences does size mean today, in what ways might it be different from
past views.