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Juxtaposition - Should Education Be Free?

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JUXTAPOSITION is the act of placing two different ideas, images, objects or characters side by side or in similar positions for the purposes of comparison, contrast or rhetorical effect. By placing the two opposing things together, their differences are even more prominent. A simple example will be using black rocks to build a SOS sign on white sand.

Juxtaposition in architecture is a term that means "the state or position of being placed close together or side-by-side, so as to permit comparison or contrast." It may be used to present two or more ideas so as to impart a relationship between them. Juxtaposition may also imply similarity or dissimilarity, demonstrating that two things are essentially the same or quite different. This may only be clear from the context of the work as a whole.

Refer to this picture for an instance. The juxtaposition of the rustic brick with the classic white window trim gives our traditional Georgian estate a fresh look.

Allow me to give you another example, here are two buildings next to each other. They are very different in design, structure, size, and material. Capturing them next to each other brings out the differences in them so that you notice both of them more. The exaggeration of their differences shows the contrast.

This view of the dramatic, sweeping plaza on which The Louvre Pyramid's facade stands shows a strong juxtaposition between classical and modern architecture.

In this picture, the Galerie Gmurzynska presents a seminal exhibition curated and designed by Zaha Hadid juxtaposing works of the Russian Avant-Garde with the work of Zaha Hadid Architects. A bright explosion of Russian Works pierces through the contemporary works of Zaha Hadid in a dynamic black and white design.

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