BUILDINGS ARE …SHELTER FROM THE ELEMENTS REFLECTION OF PURPOSE MACHINES FOR LIVING IN EXTENSION OF PERSONALITY RESRICTED BY SITE RESTRICTED BY BUDGET RESTRICTED BY MATERIALS RESTRICTED BY LAWS RESTRICTED BY KNOWLEDGE
THE POLITICS The political framework that allows Art and Architecture to happen. In Egypt it was the ruler (Pharaoh) who decided what was built – and paid for it. Therefore great buildings happened.
ECONOMY This provides the resources for Art and Architecture. In Egypt they had a strong trading economy and fertile land. There were materials nearby or available in the region. The agriculture provided for the population With excess that could be traded.
SOCIETY This was the framework that enabled Art and Architecture to prosper. Egypt had a religious society therefore temples were built. Pharaohs were Gods so pyramids and monuments were built to honour them.
TECHNOLOGY This was the ability to make use of the available material and work them into artefacts. The Egyptians did not have the wheel until later. It was difficult to quarry stone and transport it to the building site. They were able to make bricks and had the skilled craftsmen to construct large buildings.