Architecture and the Great Wall of China Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Architecture and the Great Wall of China
A look at the construction styles of the Great Wall of China and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.
# 119079 | 3,625 words | 12 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2010 in Architecture (Asian) , Architecture (Modern)

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The paper discusses the nature and development of the Great Wall of China under different cultures and dynasties. The paper describes the construction of the Great Wall and looks at how the advancement of technology affected how it was built. The paper then focuses on the architecture and philosophy of design of American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

How Did a Particular Style, Technology, or Building Type Move From One Culture to the Next?
History and Figures
Construction and Purpose of the Wall
Great Wall Architecture
Needs of the Client/Frank Lloyd Wright
Theory and Practice

From the Paper:

"The parts of the Great Wall that are visible above ground, which include sections in Jiayuguan, to Shanhaiguan, as well as Badaling, Gubeikou and Mutianyu were all constructed during the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall also includes sections from the Qin Dynasty and Han Dynasty, which are mostly fragmented parts of the wall since their construction took place over two thousand years ago (Pingfang 260). The Qin Great Wall was begun with Qin Shihuan around 221 BCE. The wall was built in correlation to the emperor dictating to Meng Tian to 'lead 300,000 troops against the Xiongnu in the north, to re-take Heteo and build a long wall" (Pingfang 260). Qin succeeded in unifying the empire and the Great Wall was a catalyst in this event."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blake, Peter. (1961). The Master Builders. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.
  • Kafka, Franz. The Great Wall of China. Trans. Ian Johnston. (Online). Available:
  • Great Wall of China (December 2004). ENR: Engineering News. Vol. 253, p45.
  • Janson, H.W. & Anthony F. (1997). History of Art. Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York. Library. <>
  • McDonough, Yona Zeldis. (1992). Frank Lloyd Wright. Chelsea House Publishers, New York.

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