English 1022E Lecture Notes - Cogito Ergo Sum, Gothic Revival Architecture, Immanuel Kant

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English lecture (wordsworth and keats) november 16, 2010. Picture of neoclassical building and neo-gothic building. The most important of human faculties was reason cogito ergo sum = i think rationally, therefore i am. Neoclassical architecture is based on balance and symmetry. Washington d. c; all the official buildings are in the neoclassical style. You can see how ordered pope is just how he sets everything out. Everything that looks chaotic in the world is all a design that"s put in place by god. Noise is harmony that you can"t understand. Pope says leave the status quo as it is" don"t change anything, it"s perfect just the way it is. Romanticism emerges, shown in architecture (university college, not symmetrical at all) Huge shift politically from the idea of the king having divine right to the ideal of the american. Revolution 1776 - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is the time when keats and wordsworth were writing.

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