Research Paper Length: 2500 words of argument, notes and bibliography not included in this tally. Research papers are driven by the desire to answer a “research question.” The Sporre textbook gives good examples of general questions that one can ask of an artwork but for this assignment we want to undertake a fuller inquiry. The “Question to Ask” portions of each chapter when directed towards a specific artwork can be the basis of your research question, but the question should also consider the historical and creative contexts that might have informed the creation of the work in question. FOR EXAMPLE: you might find the question on page 99 of interest, “What system forms the structure of this building? Is that structure expressed outwardly or hidden?” You might think this question is especially useful to discuss the complexities of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Your research question might be stated thus: “What system forms the structure of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and is that structure expressed outwardly or hidden? What historical and contextual factors influenced the architect Frank Lloyd Wright as he developed this specific structure?” By choosing a reasonably well-known subject you should be able to find 6-10 reliable sources to support your argument. All sources must be cited and acknowledged and the sources should be “published.” The most “reliable” published sources are print books, print articles or digital sources from University Library Databases. Other on-line sites may be used, but no more than half should be purely “digital” unless they are “peer-reviewed” on-line journals.