Compare and contrast essay
CHOOSE ONE PHOTO FROM PPT AND FIND NEW PHOTO IN LIFE WHICH RELATE THE PHOTO YOU CHOOSE.
For this assignment, you will choose one of your photo comparisons. You may use one that you have already submitted, or you may choose a new pair of images to compare.
Identify the style, medium and date of the historic piece and the comparative modern image
You will write a detailed comparison of these two objects. As you construct your comparison, here are some questions to consider:
How are these two things related in your mind?
How is (design) history manifest in the modern example?
How important (or irrelevant) is the historical context in assessing these objects?
What is the role of scale in your comparison?
What is the relationship between the function or symbolism of the pieces (What were/are they used for? Do they communicate a message? Is it asking for something? Is it sacred or secular? Is there a narrative?)
Respond to important issues of cultural context, including points of convergence and/or dissonance. Has some context been lost in translation? If so, how does that affect your interactions or understanding of the modern example? For example, if your historic example has a religious importance and your comparison does not, is this shift important or relevant?
Length: 800 words
Include images of each object of comparison. They should include as complete and identification as you can create.
Be sure to be very specific with your comparisons – you may emphasize either the similarities or dissimilarities of these pairs – how you construct your comparison is up to you, but be sure to be very precise in your descriptions and specific in your language.