By Saturday, May 24, 2014, respond to the assigned discussion questions and subm

Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the week as possible.Question 1:This week we have studied art that is produced by cultures very different from our own. Without a cultural frame of reference it is often challenging for us to gain an understanding or even an appreciation of a work of art that reflects a visual aesthetic that is different. In 3 well developed paragraphs, discuss:In what specific ways is our understanding of a work of art dependent on an understanding of the religious and cultural beliefs from which the work arose?What can we assume about a work of art without such knowledge?Looking at a work of art such as the Taj Mahal, which is the world’s most recognized building, how does not knowing the story or context for its construction shape our perception of this as a master work of art? How does your perception change of this structure once you know the story and reasons for its construction?Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.Question 2:All of the cultures that we have looked at this week built architectural monuments, but few have survived intact. Often these monuments embody the social, spiritual, political and religious ideas of the culture that created it. One of the few to have survived is the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. In 3 well developed paragraphs, discuss:What was the function of the Forbidden City?How was it designed to reflect the social hierarchies of the Ming dynasty?What other monumental work of architecture did you learn about this week that also reflects these concerns and how?Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.Respond to both questions as thoroughly as possible, making sure to use information from the readings and the lectures. All responses should be in complete sentence form, using proper spelling and grammar.Discussion question responses should be at least a one-half, double-spaced page in length. Your responses to your peers’ writing should be at least a good paragraph in length for each question and should include specifics from the text or lecture.

Read Federalist No. 78 on the Library of Congress Thomas site. consider the foll

Read Federalist No. 78 on the Library of Congress Thomas site. consider the following questions: Why did Hamilton see the courts as the branch of government least likely to threaten liberty or property? What would Hamilton likely say today about the judicial branch and its role in our governmental system?

In Regensburg, Germany, Leo von Klenze’s designed Walhalla, a monumental Greek s

In Regensburg, Germany, Leo von Klenze’s designed Walhalla, a monumental Greek styled temple named after the mythical home of the Norse gods and depicting the history of the German peoples. Why do you think the Greek style continued to be reinvented for to promote different cultures and values?

Unlike many of the revolutions we’ve studied such as, the American, French, Turk

Unlike many of the revolutions we’ve studied such as, the American, French, Turkish, Nazi, Indian and Chinese, where nationalism was a potent revolutionary force, during the “revolutionary wave” (i.e. the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-war movement, and the Women’s Liberation Movement) that swept the United States from approximately 1950 to 1975, nationalism wan’t a potent unifying force.True or False

Unfortunately Mustafa Kemal’s record of positive achievements is marred by his v

Unfortunately Mustafa Kemal’s record of positive achievements is marred by his very close, active and hidden connection to the Young Turks and the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which he took great care to insure that this chapter of Turkish history was left out of Turkish history books.True or false