River Valley societies in India and China


Option A

For this assignment choose two works of architecture to compare, or two other types of art for comparison.

Select two different civilizations from the following list, and then select a representative work of art or architecture for each:

Ancient Mesopotamian cultures including:
Ancient Egyptian civilization
River Valley societies in India and China
Classical Greece
Classical Rome
Write a 350- to 700-word essay comparing the two selected works, which includes the following:

The time period in which each work was created
The geographic region in which each work was created
The name of the artist or architect, if known
The purpose for which they were intended to serve
A visual description of each work applying the principles and elements of design
A description of the similarities and differences of these two works
How the cultural values of the civilizations that created them are apparent in the works
How the works function in our culture in the present day
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. This means that a title page, introduction, and conclusion are present. Legitimate scholarly references (not

Wikipedia, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, or About.com) should be used and cited, including a reference page. 3-5 sources are required.

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