Megalithic monuments in Brittany
  The Brittany Peninsula is the center of the ancient Dating back to the period of Neolithic, megalithic structures. Brittany can rightfully be called the country of the megaliths. It…

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Pyramids in China
Pyramids in China Mysterious structures that are found in different parts of the world, the pyramids have attracted the attention of both scientists and ordinary people interested in history and…

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Gothic subculture

A brief introduction to the history of Gothic art as

Subculture-a subculture, but the story need to know :p

Gothic style, art style, which appeared to be the final stage in the development of medieval art in Western, Central and partly Eastern Europe (between the mid-12th and 15th-16th centuries.). The term “Gothic” was introduced in the Renaissance as pejorative designation of all medieval art, which was considered “barbaric”. Since the beginning of the 19th century when the art of the 10 — 12th centuries. adopted the term Romanesque style, were limited to the chronological framework of Gothic, it was identified early, Mature (high) and late phase. Gothic developed in countries dominated by the Catholic Church, and under the auspices of the feudal and ecclesiastical foundations remained in the ideology and culture of the Gothic era. Gothic art remained primarily a cult for the intended purpose and religious topics: it was correlated with eternity, with “higher” irrational forces. For Gothic, a characteristic of symbolic-allegorical thinking and conventionality of the artistic language. From the Romanesque Gothic architecture inherited the headship of the architecture in the system of the arts and traditional types of buildings. Special place in art was Gothic Cathedral — the highest example of synthesis of architecture, sculpture and painting (predominantly. stained-glass Windows). Incommensurable with the man the space of the Cathedral, verticalism its towers and arches, the subordination of sculpture architural dynamic rhythms, multi-colored glow of stained glass had a strong emotional impact on believers. Continue reading

Ancient underground structures

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE METRO

a survey on the construction of the underground railroad in Moscow appeared at city Council repeatedly: in 1902, was considered the project of engineer P. I. Balinskiy, in 1912 — the project of engineer P. P. yureneva and others. In 1918-1920 architectural Studio, headed by A. V. Shchusev and I. V. Zholtovsky, in the reconstruction of the capital was proposed to construct the subway. This quick and convenient form of transport attracted the attention of specialists. But the need for it at the time is not yet ripe. If the existing sizes of passenger traffic could still do without the metro.

Before 1917, Moscow was served by two modes of public passenger transport — tram and horse riding. In the first years of Soviet power have increased the number of tram routes, and in 1924 opened bus traffic. By 1931 the population of the capital compared with the pre-revolutionary time has doubled. Moscow had a dense network of tram tracks and about 200 buses. 90% the volume of passenger transportation had the tram 9% — on the bus. The trams were overloaded beyond measure. On the bus was talking about how foreign the new. Then there was the need to build an underground road.

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Gothic roof in Russia

 

We all know that Gothic with its stately beauty is an ornament of numerous narrow streets and spacious squares in almost all European cities. But as it turned out, at first glance absolutely not typical for Russian architecture of the pointed Gothic roof in Russia, though not often, but also occur. From the late eighteenth century the Gothic elements began to appear in the architectural ensembles of Russian cities.

The majestic Gothic

The Italian word Gothic (gotigo) is translated as “unusual” or “barbaric”. Initially it was used as a swear word. A new interpretation it has received, thanks to Giorgio Vasari, the term “Gothic” was able to separate from each other two epochs – the Renaissance and the middle Ages. Starting with the XII centuries. in art radically changed direction: replacing the luxurious Romanesque style came restrained Gothic. In architecture it is manifested in the appearance of the city’s buildings and Cathedrals:

soaring high, narrow towers

arches with a pointed top,

multicolor stained glass Lancet Windows,

richly decorated with carved details of the facades.

Frame system of Gothic architecture

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Gothic roof in Russia
  We all know that Gothic with its stately beauty is an ornament of numerous narrow streets and spacious squares in almost all European cities. But as it turned out,…

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The most unusual structure
The unusual architecture of the houses — that is, a departure from generally accepted standards or creative expression of their designers seeking to differentiate their creations from the gray mass…

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