The first group: – the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Chartres has preserved the heavy Romanesque wall dominated in her division of the horizontal semicircular Romanesque silhouette of arcades and window openings. The towers of the Cathedral have no similarity with fragile lace Gothic towers. The window consists of several round openings with stained glass Windows, a little like a window-rose. Conclusion: this temple was built in the first phase of development of Gothic.
The Notre Dame Cathedral. The Western facade. Paris. 12 – 14th century.
The second group: – the Cathedral in Amiens can be attributed to the second, high phase of development of Gothic architecture. Evidenced by luxurious “radiant” window-roses, deep perspective on the portals, by Lancet arches, which are repeated both in the portals and in the Windows of the second tier and towers; up to more elongated forms of the temple (the tallest Gothic cathedrals), as well as the abundance of sculptures on the facade of the building. Continue reading
Today we turn to the styles, the characteristics of which meet us at every step. Enough to go to the city center to see the Gothic spires and stained glass Windows. And just going down to the subway, we will see Greek arches and columns. Well, the Victorian style is familiar to us on some favourite films on the works of English classics. It is not surprising that all this has somehow been reflected in the private architecture. Not to mention the rustic style, which is rustic home is the place.
Victorian interior style: eclectic English
Victorian style originated in the era of Queen Victoria, worldwide is also called English. The characteristic features of the Victorian style – a combination of luxury, ancient traditions and excellent quality. It is not accidental that blended the styles of classical, Rococo, Indian and even Gothic. Continue reading
Most common in the New Kingdom period received the type of rectangular temple with a clear plan. The facade of the temple addressed to the Nile, from which there was a road, framed on the sides of stone sphinxes, or sacred rams (rams). Avenue of sphinxes led to the entrance — a stone pylon — Grand, tapering upwards in the form of a trapezoid wall, separated by a narrow passage in the middle. In front of the pylon were erected colossal statues, obelisks. Behind the pylon was opened rectangular open courtyard surrounded by columns. In the center of the courtyard on the main axis also laid the stone colonnade. She was scheduled straight line path to the columned halls, chapels, storerooms and other spaces. Monumental reliefs covered the walls of the temples. Powerful colonnade, numerous sculptures complement their solemn appearance. Continue reading