Essay On Visual Art

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INTRODUCTION “There are three forms of Visual Art. Painting is art to look at, Sculpture is art you can walk around, and Architecture is art you can walk through” – Dan Rice. It is safe to say that all applicants are using this degree as a means to an end. For me that end is not to become wealthy, have job security, or become famous, the end for me is being in a position to serve others with an extraordinarily powerful skill set. When I think of the skill set an architect has; to think critically and creatively, to visualize space, and to organize and document the construction of a building or object, I see a way to impact entire communities. When I look out of the window in my flat and see my town being built up with the stock tedious buildings,…show more content…
With its sparkling metropolis, full of music and tourists, its coalescence of nostalgia and unflinching youthful vitality that inspired me, bringing my feet onto the path of a life dedicated to studying and designing architecture. The city's juxtaposition of architectural styles, borrowing from art historical forms to modern examples of pure function has developed my unconventional gaze, making the viewer see new visual concepts, opening up unusual dimensions The responsibilities of an architect are quite breath-taking combining so many disparate skills and taking account of the needs and views of so many with direct and indirect interests in a project. I am also very excited at the developments in building design and materials that will eventually provide us with buildings that produce energy rather than consume it. I hope to be a part of the solution to energy use reduction through architecture. Architecture fascinates me. With a desire to explore how science and technology can be used to improve the performance of buildings both socially and environmentally, architecture has brought out the dichotomy of my personality, allowing me to engage both creatively and scientifically with the aesthetic and functional aspects of
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