Symbolism in Architecture: A Journey through History

6 pages | 1460 words

This essay explores the theme of symbolism in architecture from different cultures and periods. It describes the Eiffel Tower in Paris as an early example of “symbolism” architecture, Bilbao in Spain as a city transformed by cutting-edge architecture, neo-Gothic architecture as using animal symbolism to communicate religious messages, and the Cathedral of Jesus’ Heart in Sarajevo as an example of how war can damage even the most beautiful buildings.