Within architectural history, works are classified into periods, each with notable and distinctcharacteristics. For Paper 2, select a period of architecture from the following list and one example workof architecture from this period. Draw connections between the period and the work of architecture,investigating the period’s origin, time frame, design approach, notable characteristics, etc. Investigatethe specifics of the work of architecture, such as form, materials, details, construction, assembly, etc,exploring its alignment or contrast to typical works from the period. Consider the architect’s / designer’srole or relationship to the period and the impact of the period on the architect’s work.Periods of architecture you can choose from: Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Rococo, ArtNouveau, Modern.Note: “Modern” is a distinct period of architecture with a starting point and ending point in history. Manystudents confuse “Modern” with contemporary architecture, which describes the architecture of ourcurrent times.AssignmentChoose one work of architecture covered in the course, either in lectures or the textbook. Write a 2,500-word paper that studies and interprets the work of architecture according to the topic. To understand andinterpret the work of architecture, students should utilize a range of sources and materials, such as:photographs; written history; interviews; design and construction documents; material sources andselections; and more.The paper should be a holistic interpretation of the work of architecture, investigating a range of internaland external factors. The paper SHOULD NOT be a research report or book report, which is focused onthe recounting of facts or is solely describing the work of architecture. This paper SHOULD BE aninterpretation of the information students discover about the work of architecture and the thesisstatement should clearly articulate the unique position that will be explored in the paper. Analysis andsynthesis of research is required to produce a paper that satisfies this assignment.The paper must include a thesis statement, which states this unique position and guides theorganization of the paper. This thesis statement communicates the ‘big idea’ for the paper to the readerand is backed up by evidence / research. This assignment challenges you to interpret the work ofarchitecture for yourself. What are your ideas about the work of architecture in relationship to the topic?10/31/22, 4:23 PM Paper 2https://ufl.instructure.com/courses/463685/assignments/5305390 2/7Additional guidance about formulating this thesis statement is offered in the “Paper 2 Outline”assignment.Additional Guidance for Producing the PaperConduct some initial research to identify works you might be interested in. You may select a work fromany portion of the course, even if we haven’t covered it by the time the paper is due. Be sure there areample resources available to you to produce a paper of this length. Do not overlook sources which maybe focused on the architect, time period, etc, rather than the individual work of architecture. A minimumof 6 scholarly sources is required. Remember: This paper requires significant effort and time on yourpart, so be sure to select a paper topic that interests you and you desire to learn more about.In your research and interpretation, the physical characteristics of the work of architecture are likely tostand out to you, as these are easily seen and assessed in photos and drawings. In addition to thephysical, don’t overlook the range of intangible factors that guided the creation of the architectural work.For example, the specific preferences of the architect, the financial budget available, and the timeperiod.In the writing of the paper, be sure to use a more formal academic style of writing. While you’ll becommunicating your ideas and conclusions, you should not use first person statements using “I”, “me”,or “my”. You should write from a third person point of view.Resources for Paper WritingThe UF Writing Studio is a free service for current UF graduate and undergraduate students. Studentshave the opportunity to work one-on-one with a consultant on issues specific to their own particulardevelopment. Appointments can be made on their website for virtual consultations(https://writing.ufl.edu/writing-studio/). These consultations are especially helpful to students who mayneed assistance with developing a thesis, using research to back up the position taken in the thesis, andorganizing their thoughts / content within the paper.Detailed Paper RequirementsNote the detailed requirements outlined below. Points will be deducted for not following the prescribedformat, citation style, etc.General– 2,500 (minimum) word count.– The paper must follow Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.– Use New Times Roman font, 12 point, single-spaced, with all margins set to one inch (1”).Word CountThe paper must be a minimum of 2,500 words. Microsoft Word will be used to confirm the word count.The word count does not include footnotes, captions, and bibliography. Students can use the abstracttext they authored for Paper Outline 2, but it must be incorporated into the paper text to contribute to the10/31/22, 4:23 PM Paper 2https://ufl.instructure.com/courses/463685/assignments/5305390 3/7minimum word count. The abstract SHOULD NOT be included as a separate section before the finalpaper, as in this case, it would not contribute to the word count.Cover PageCreate a cover page that includes:– Title of Paper– Student’s Name– Course and Section Number, Semester and Year– Word CountImagesThe paper should include a minimum of 5 images. Select images that enhance or illustrate the ideas youare discussing. Each image should be clearly labeled, have a caption, and the source be clearly cited inthe footnotes at the bottom of the page. For example: “Figure 1: The north façade clearly features thelibrary entrance and the intricate Art Deco details. “ The image label (ie. Figure 1) should be referred inthe body of the paper to connect the paper text and images.The images should be included on their own pages after the paper text and before the bibliography.Note: The images and their captions do not contribute towards or reduce the word count.Citations + Citation StyleUse Chicago Style 17th edition for footnotes (embedded at the bottom of each page) and a bibliography(at the conclusion of the paper). The Purdue Owl is a great source for citation information and guidance.For Chicago Style citations, note that the bibliography format is slightly different from the footnote format.Required Sources (6 minimum)– A minimum of 6 scholarly sources is required. The course textbook and lectures can be used assources for the paper, but they do not count toward the minimum number of sources.– Research for this paper should come from a variety of scholarly sources. Consider: books; journalarticles; videos / documentaries; interviews; design and construction documents; and academicallyrecognized web sources.– Do not use Wikipedia or similar Wiki encyclopedia-like pages. These sources can be edited at any timeby users and their information is not verified.To begin a search for scholarly sources, please visit the UF Architecture and Fine Arts Library webpage.E-books, online journals, and other scholarly publications can be accessed through the UF LibrariesCatalog and Databases.

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