Research proposal Architecture_Imhotep Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser_Colosseum, Rome_Chartres Cathedral
Uploaded by CaseyP on Mar 23, 2017
Even today, the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, and the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser are hugely impressive. Not only are these artworks among the greatest achievements in the architectural history but they are also well preserved in their original state and design. For instance, Lautier (123) acknowledges that the Chartres Cathedral employs all of the structural aspects of Gothic architecture as it is celebrated for its sculptures and stained-glass windows. Similarly, the Colosseum of Rome has not been left behind, it stands out glorious due to the fact that its construction differed with most of other artworks in the world since it was built using the classic model (Elkins 76). On the other hand, Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser is no different since it also has a rich history that makes it one of the most famous monuments left from the Ancient Egypt which still enthralls people in today’s world (Madkour 65). This implies that the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, and the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser possess similarities and differences in terms of their construction, design, and uses.
Objective of the Study
The purpose of the study is to compare and contrast these three artworks including the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, and the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser to reveal their differences and similarities evident in their uses, design, and construction.
The Scope of Study
This study will review the literature of previous works done on the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, and the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser. Then, the current information relating to these artworks will be analyzed to elucidate their present states to reveal their similarities and differences and how they are used today.
A systemic study will be conducted by reviewing the articles and publications that relate to the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, and the Stepped Pyramid of King Djoser. The literature review will be carried out using electronic searching strategies by applying relevant keywords in electronic databases such as PROQUEST, EBSCO, and JASTOR.
Elkins, Nathan T. "The Procession and Placement of Imperial Cult Images in the Colosseum." Papers of the British School at Rome. (2014): 73-107. Print.
Lautier, Claudine. "The West Rose Window of the Cathedral of Chartres." Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals / Ed. by Kathleen Nolan, Dany Sandron. (2015): 121-133. Print.
Madkour, Fatma S, and Mohamed K. Khallaf. "Degradation Processes of Egyptian Faience Tiles in the Step Pyramid at Saqqara." Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 68 (2012): 63-76. Print....