The dark ages were a period that didn't get it's name for no reason, things were pretty dark and chaotic. Order did not seem to exist, a place of worship was the only space people felt was comfortable and safe.
With these expansions it allowed for many newer ideas to be used and older ideas to be expanded upon. It was a new age of design where many old rules were been broken and tons more being created and used all over Europe and the world.
Italy was playing with these ideas too, of large country homes that expanded across the landscape.
In England the spread of the English ideals through colonialism and they had influences coming and going all over the world. This also applied to the United States, or the colonies at that time period. I am not going to bore one with what happened, but a war broke out and the colonies created their own country, America.
The America's had to start working on their own design ideas and techniques not only to rub it in England's face, but to also catch up with the great nations of Europe.
The ideas we began to use in our designs were based upon the ideas of Greeks and Romans. Columns to show importance and huge domes. This can easily be seen on our governmental buildings. Like the Capitol building.
|The Capitol Building|
Wrapping up the unit we are brought to the world fairs of the world. We use them to show off our progress as nations to the rest of the world. It allowed us to see and show other places our designs and the technologies we had created. We had come from the ages of darkness to everything we do being a new way of thought and vision. We came 1,000 of miles from where the millennium started, but our ideas had never been better, and they still have places to go.
|1904 World Fair|