Your assignment is to choose ONE architect from the class text or video lectures (you can select from ANY module) to finish a 6,000 words minimum paper. (I chose Abbot Suger so you can write about him please.)
You don’t have to cover everything that the architect ever did, just find something to research that interests you so that this paper can benefit you in some way. This paper requires a significant effort on your part – so be inspired to write about an aspect of architecture that brings you joy!
Yes, you should discuss major accomplishments and/or influences of this architect. However, you don’t need to limit yourself to buildings – architecture is far more interesting than that – consider literature, stylistic movements, architectural philosophy and impacts on architectural education. You can also zero in on one minute detail that interests you and expand upon it.
For example: If you like gardens, then research the gardens in and around the buildings; write about garden design during that time.
Another example: If your architect designed furniture, your whole paper can be about his/her furniture design; write about the history of furniture design and how this architect fit into it.
Use Arial font, 12 point, double-spaced, with 1” on all margins.
Use Chicago Style 16 footnotes and a bibliography.The footnotes and bibliography do not count toward the 6000 word count. More information on Chicago Style 16 can be accessed at The Chicago Style Manual through the Purdue OWL and at Fairfield University. Please see “Chicago Style 16 Sample Paper ” as an example of what a completed paper should look like in Chicago Style 16.
Use 10 Sources
You are required to use at least 10 sources total for a 6000 word paper.Information for this paper should come from a variety of sources. You are encouraged to use books, videos, interviews, documentaries and academically recognized scholarly web sources in order to develop your own “big idea” that will clearly articulate an organized set of ideas about the architect you have chosen. Web page sources may be used, but online journals and publications that are accessed through the UF Libraries Databases are more appreciated. Do not use Wikipedia as a source as it is unverifiable and can be edited at any time. To begin your search for scholarly sources, please visit the AFA Library page.
Please include a Bibliography for your sources. Note that the Bibliography format is slightly different from the footnote format, as it is alphabetized by last name.