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Ancient Greek architecture

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

Spiritual heritage of Ukraine

To see some marvels of architecture and history, we travel far abroad, while it does not notice what is right under our feet. Let us today a virtual walk through our nanke-Ukraine, look at its most beautiful Gothic and neo-Gothic churches and give them a rating . Of course, this is not England and not Germany, but to admire them, believe me. After all, the Gothic churches are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world architecture history.

I want to note that our ratings are subjective, and in the future it may change. It is not excluded that someday he will become an objective. And it will be your choice! So, starting from last place, but after tens will be “spare” objects – of your – actually no worse than the first ten You agree to offer us their versions?!

Where: Losiach, Borshchiv district, Ternopil region.

Criterion: for the fragile bell tower and medieval appearance. Continue reading

Gothic architecture

Start browsing the Gothic architecture I want with the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This is one of my favorite pieces of architecture.

Sagrada Familia, Sagrada família (Catalan. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família) is located North of the Old City of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in the Eixample district. The construction of the temple started in 1882 and still not completed.

The project of the Cathedral was originally designed by architect Mr. Francesco del Villar (del Villar Francesco), which is a year after the start of construction was replaced by Antonio Gaudi. Gaudi completely redesigned the project, completing it in a mixture of styles of art Nouveau and modernism. The financing of the construction was done by subscription, donations from the Catholic community and state grants.

Construction history: 1882-1926 Continue reading

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