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Acropolis Virtual Tour
The Acropolis Web site offers students a sequence of screens, reminiscent of a filmstrip, designed to conduct a virtual visit to the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena, in its setting on the Athenian Acropolis.
Beyond the Blob—Digital Technology in Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and PreservationColumbia InteractiveThe integration of digital technology into Columbia's architecture program has revolutionized architectural education and added a virtual dimension to the practice of architecture. Architecture studios often resemble special effects workshops, and cyberspace has become a site for design.
Falling Water Interactive ToursMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology and Historic PreservationIn 1935 Edgar J. Kaufmann commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a country house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. The result was one of the most important private houses constructed in the 20th century. This interactive tour combines photography and Quick Time Virtual Reality to offer a virtual visit to the house and grounds.
The Alhambra Virtual TourMedia Center for Art History, Archaeology, and Historic PreservationThe Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, is one of the outstanding examples of Islamic medieval architecture. This interactive tour combines photography, Quick Time Virtual Reality, and video clips to offer a rich introduction to this architectural complex.
The Architecture and Development of New York City
Andrew DolkartOn this Web site, Andrew Dolkart, James Marston Fitch Chair and associate professor of historic preservation at Columbia's School of Architecture, examines the history and development of New York City's commercial, residential, and institutional architecture. Module topics include skyscrapers, row houses, churches, Columbia University, and the architectural design of the city's infrastructure.
Touring Columbia's ArchitectureAndrew DolkartJoin Andrew Dolkart, James Marston Fitch Chair and associate professor of historic preservation at Columbia's School of Architecture, for a walking tour of the Columbia campus. Professor Dolkart illuminates the genius of architect Charles McKim's 1897 vision for the Morningside Heights site and analyzes the symbolism of the ensemble of buildings and its relationship to the surrounding city.

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