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Design in the Gothic style interior

Interior design in the Gothic style

Gothic style is not primarily the use of certain materials or colors in the interior design of the apartment or house, and a harmonious mix of modern and vintage items in the Gothic style. To create a Gothic interior are beautiful pictures in old frames, carpets, tapestries, mirrors with gilded frames and curtains.

The essence of Gothic style interior

The first Association of modern man to the concept of “Gothic interior” evokes the idea of a medieval castle with dark walls and narrow Windows that barely let in light. In fact, the Gothic interior can be described as spacious, bright, airy and majestic.

Gothic style interior style is a complex and convoluted psychological state of the person. Gothic is the embodiment of period of the Middle ages, as understood by modern man. The word “Gothic” comes from Italian, meaning “barbarian” Goths in Ancient Rome called all the tribes in the North. The style originated in the 7th century in France. The symbol of the Gothic style – the cross and the Cathedral. According to Spengler, the Gothic interior dissolves in the space of materiality.

As a rule, the Gothic style is basically architecture, but today the interior design in Moscow often create in the Gothic style, which has many significant differences from other styles. In General terms, it is large Windows Continue reading

What to see in Prague

What to see in Prague. The old town square, Charles bridge, Prague Castle.

The Czech capital of Prague is in Central Europe, and is, like, the border between East and West. No wonder “Praha” means “threshold”. The rich history of the city affected the abundance of attractions. Today we tell only about the most significant places of Old Prague, which can be easily explored on foot; the shoes are comfortable not sure.

The old town square in Prague

Old Prague called Old town. And the center of Stare mesto is the old town square. In ΧΙΙΙ century here was located the Old market. The area is interesting not only in itself, but the fact that it is a concentrated mass of attractions. Initial inspection will take at least a few hours.

On the square is the old town hall. After the reconstruction after the Second World War it looks like two buildings connected together. The town hall tower which has a height of about 70 meters, opened to the public. It offers wonderful views of the city. The tower has an astronomical clock – Prague Orloj, which in itself is a wonderful attraction. Watches are not just watches, but a planetarium. Watches consist of many parts, main of which are:

astronomical disks, showing the position of the Sun and moon moving every hour the figures of the apostles and other characters of the dial with medallions, meaning months

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Gothic architecture

The Gothic style mainly manifested in the architecture of temples, cathedrals, churches, monasteries. Developed on the basis of romance. more specifically Burgundian architecture. Unlike the Romanesque style with its round arches, massive walls and small Windows, typical of Gothic arches with a pointed top, a narrow and high towers and columns, the richly decorated facade with carved details (winery. the tympanums. the archivolt ), and multi-color stained glass Lancet Windows. All the style elements that emphasize the vertical.

In Gothic architecture distinguish 3 stages of development: early, Mature (high Gothic), and late.

The Church of the monastery of Saint-Denis, designed by Abbot Suger. considered the first Gothic architectural structure. In its construction were removed many pillars and interior walls, and the Church has become more graceful look compared to Romanesque “fortress of God”. As a sample, in most cases, took the chapel Send-Chapelle in Paris.

From Ile-de-France (France) Gothic architectural style spread in Western, Central and southern Europe to Germany. England, etc. In Italy he reigned long, and, as a “barbaric style” quickly gave way to the Renaissance ; and since he came here from Germany, it is still called “stile tedesco” — German style.

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