Saint Denis
The Abbey of Saint Denis – the first flower of the Gothic, created by the great Sugerem amazes even today, despite the fact that during the great French revolution and…

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Mysterious places of Russia - the ancient cities of Siberia
It is considered that we are Russian nation is quite young.In fact, four thousand years ago Egyptian pyramids were built.Not even Jesus Christ was born,and the ancient Romans had already…

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The stone architecture of Lithuania of XIII – XVIII centuries

At the end of XIV – first half XV century Lithuanian churches were influenced by castle architecture and the Gothic churches of the Franciscan order and East Prussia. They are distinguished by thick walls faced with brick. Widely spaced small Windows emphasized the wide sides of the walls. These planes due to the decorative red brick, drawing the brickwork, grey seams of lime, and sometimes the ornament of black clinker. “Typical of the Gothic verticality was emphasized by buttresses, high gable roofs, dissected by shallow niches, pediments, semi-circular or Lancet Windows and doors”. (34, 195)

In the second half of XV – first half XVI century churches, respecting the old composite base, acquire new features. The walls become higher, and therefore less tangible for their heaviness. The buttresses more emphatic in drawing, not so much perform a constructive function, how much the role of a decorative element. The openings of Windows and doors increase and get a new design of shaped bricks. Cross, star or mesh arches span the interior space of the premises. (73, 95) is a Characteristic feature of Lithuanian plan of Gothic churches – a rectangular hall with a long choruses that end with a triangular apse. Continue reading

Mysterious technology

On the other side of the Incas — the Concrete from the ancient Megaliths and wizard — Puma Punku – a panorama from another world — an Orgy in stone — the Most modern technology of the Millennium Castle with brackets and pieces of the wire — Computer wall — Jump to Abydos — Mail in the British Museum.

The fortress Museum of religious art is located three and a half thousand meters above the Peruvian city of Cusco. Its builders, no doubt, were the Incas, for well-known professionals such a feature of their architecture, how rounded the edges of the quads. It is typical for all of the Inca buildings. At the top of the castle there is a stone circle impressive size. Probably it served as a calendar, although it could be the Foundation of the great tower.

Wall of the Inca Museum of religious art.

If you’ll turn the fortress back, you’ll get a labyrinth, undeservedly called the ruins. This shapeless heap of stones, large and small stones, are the remains of some unknown structure. Initially, the maze took over the quarry, but it was not as We know are some quarries of the Incas, and they look completely different. If you climb up onto the platforms over chasms and grottoes, you will see carved in the rock monster. There is no order, no walls,no stacked monoliths. Walls inclined to each other. The corridors suddenly hit natural rock. Continue reading

Gothic in medieval Western Europe

The origin of the term “Gothic”

The word comes from Italian. “unusual, barbaric, the barbarians” (the historical Goths, this style has nothing to do), and was initially used as a profanity. For the first time the notion in the modern sense used by Giorgio Vasari in order to separate the Renaissance from the middle Ages. Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, which arose on the basis of the achievements of Roman culture and the Renaissance (Renaissance) art of the middle ages was considered “barbaric”. Gothic art was a cult on purpose and Religious topics. It appealed to higher forces of the divine, of eternity, of the Christian worldview.

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Medieval architecture in Western Europe
Medieval architecture in its development passed through two successive stages: an early period of the Romanesque style (XI-XII centuries) and late - Gothic period (XII-XV centuries). The early period of…

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Dolmens of the Caucasus
Megaliths (from the Greek. — large, Ai0og — rock) — prehistoric structures of large stone blocks, joined without cement or mortar. In the limiting case that one module (the menhir).…

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