Romanesque architecture is an architectural style in Western Europe of X—XIII centuries. Severe, serf nature of architecture — monasteries, churches, castles. Characteristic half from motives of architectural decoration — images of animals, plants, Dating back to folk art.
Gothic — an architectural style that emerged in the XII century in France in the late middle ages and spread throughout Western Europe. Characterized by the subordination of the architectural forms of vertical rhythm, with Lancet arches on the ribs (the ribs), the abundance of stone carvings and sculptural decorations. In the Gothic Cathedral, the pointed arch thrust is transmitted to the outer supporting pillars (buttresses) with arches (flying buttresses).
And romance . Gothic architecture developed in the same mainly socio-historical conditions. General were, in theory, and compositional techniques. The main difference between these styles was that the Romanesque was characterized by extreme massiveness of the buildings, and the Gothic design has become more perfect, light weight in a number of frame structures in nature .
From the reign of Charlemagne began to produce the so-called Romanesque style with its characteristic semi-circular vaulted arch. Therefore, the XI—XII centuries in the history of medieval culture called the Romanesque period . linking Continue reading
Unique types of architecture
What do you mean “mystery” to conventional (or not) at home? Exquisite architecture? The presence of the mysterious legends associated with its inhabitants? Or maybe something else? To find out in today’s material.
For a long time the Russians were not spoiled by the unique architecture. Made in the spirit of postmodernism. Modular multi-storey houses, similar to each other, like twins Yes massive architectural sculptures in the style of constructivism – that is all that was available to curious people. Today we are not holding back the “iron curtain”, so you can travel anywhere in our planet. And with the help of the Internet it’s easy to do without leaving home. The most important travel trend in recent years has become a “pilgrimage” to the mysterious and strange architecture of the houses and old estates, where, according to rumors, ghosts and creepy things are happening.
Mysterious houses attract thousands of tourists daily and is the most popular destination for such excursions. Should look at them closer. First, this is the famous dancing house in the Polish town of Sopot. Strange architecture of the building resembles a dragon, trapped inside the house and going to take off. Pretty scary, isn’t it? Inside the building you can find a huge shopping and entertainment center with bars, restaurants and boutiques.
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Quite often the capital of Czech Republic is called “Golden Prague”, because it is a very ancient and beautiful city. However, there is no abundance of gold-plated elements, incredibly vivid colors. On the contrary, many of the buildings are rather massive, dark, and streets are hidden from the penetration of a large amount of sunlight. Not surprisingly, many interesting places in Prague are connected with ancient legends. These places have attracted the attention of esotericists, mystics, lovers of fantasy stories. Prague will be appreciated by fans of Gothic and the atmosphere of the middle ages.
You can come here every year and still find something new, Prague is a story not only of Czech but also of European civilization. In the IV Millennium BC there appeared the first settlement, and several centuries later the area was populated by Slavs. With the X century the capital of the Czech Republic, the city, which is closely intertwined traditions of different peoples: Czechs, Jews and Germans. Prague is a city – Museum of architecture of different epochs – Gothic, Baroque and cubism. Invite you to the most interesting places in Prague and possibly discover something new.
The most interesting places in Prague — the Czech capital
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