The legacy of ancient Greek architecture is the basis for all further development of world architecture and related monumental art. The reasons for this sustained impact of Greek architecture lie in its objective qualities: simplicity, truthfulness, clarity of the compositions, the harmoniousness and proportionality of total and forms of all parts, in plasticity organic connection of architecture and sculpture, in close unity of the architectural and aesthetic and structural-tectonic elements sooruzheniy. Ancient Greek architecture featured a full line of forms and their design bases, were a whole. Basic design — stone blocks of which the walls were laid. Columns, entablature (lying on the support column overlap) treated with different profiles, has acquired the decorative details, enriched with sculpture. The Greeks brought the processing of architectural structures and fixtures to the highest degree of perfection and refinement. These structures can be called giant works of jewelry art, in which the master was nothing minor. Continue reading
Unsolved mysteries emanates from abandoned cemeteries, churches and bunkers. Even more warmed up interest and imagination of the legend, which tells about the events in these places. In Samara do not have to mysterious places, they are here in abundance. Of course, not all of them are the property of the masses, but to every person it is possible to meet here a harmless Ghost, or become a witness of the poltergeist. If you are going to move and buy an apartment in Samara, you should get acquainted with its most mysterious and mystical places:
Park of culture and leisure.Yu.Gagarin. This is a favorite walking place for many families and couples. The Park is very nice and cozy. But not everyone knows that in Park territory there are nine common graves in which are buried the victims caught in the millstones of political machines in the 30-40x. years. Official data indicate buried here several thousands of the repressed. Continue reading
One of the buildings of the Gothic style
Initially the term “Gothic” refers only to the architecture. In a few words to describe this direction as eerily majestic construction.
First Gothic style in architecture was established in France in the 12th century, and later spread to all European space. A little later the Gothic style penetrated in the East, and stayed there for a very long time by purchasing an original national features. Of great interest are the Gothic buildings of Spain, England, Czech Republic and France. Particularly original style developed in Italy, where he entered with great difficulty and the result was separate “Italian Gothic”.
This Gothic style at its core, is based on the heritage of Roman culture, and mostly for Burgundian architecture. However Gothic initially rejected the main feature of the Romanesque style – massive walls, towers, small Windows-slits and semi-circular arches. Instead of a Lancet arch with a long narrow top, used a more ornate facade of buildings, widely used the stained-glass Windows and other architectural innovations. Continue reading