Share
Explore BrainMass

Different styles of architecture from early Christian era

By looking at the different styles of architecture from the early Christian era, through the Buddhist styles in India and China, this job asserts about what we can learn about architectural advances and the reasons for those advances.

Solution Preview

By looking at the different styles of architecture from the early Christian era, through the Buddhist styles in India and China, this topic is huge. However, I offer you notes to guide you.

As you talk about what can we learn about architectural advances and the reasons for those advances in each era, let's look first at the early Christianity era since it was a sect of Judaism. Due to the belief that God came to earth through his Son, advances likely to the form of images of God in the likeness of Jesus, so architecture then conjured more visual forms.
You might also note how catacombs or sacred burial areas were also common. Another example is the use of basilicas. You can cite that they were used as public gathering places for groups of Christians.

In terms of churches, you might also note that it was a key advance for them facing east to illuminate in the morning during the mass or worship service.

Thus, you can cite the invention of the Christian church was one vital advances. Research suggests that it was achieved "by a process of assimilating and rejecting various precedents, such as the Greek temple, the Roman public building, the private Roman house, and the synagogue. The Early Christian period saw the growth of Christianity, effectively an underground Eastern mystery cult during the first three centuries AD. It was established as the state religion of the Empire under the successors of Constantine" (www.pitt.edu/~tokerism/0040/syl/christian.html).

As you further look at Early Christian Architecture, you can cite that the basilical church developed from Roman secular basilica. Another key advance was separating ...

Solution Summary

Architecture from the early Christian era through the Buddhist styles in India and China are examined using research to validate.

$2.19