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Features of Gothic script

Features of Gothic script

Gothic letter — collection letter Latin handwritings of the middle ages. Appeared in the XI century, replacing the Carolingian uncial letter.

Since the beginning of the printing appeared inlaid Gothic fonts — famous Gutenberg Bible was typed variant textures. In Italy, the first printed book with Gothic letters appeared in 1473. (these were the works of H. de Torquemada and R. Caraccioli).

The name (from the “barbarian” people ready, in fact had nothing to do with this font) was proposed in the XV century figures of the Italian Renaissance, who considered such fonts are “barbaric” and Roman protivopostavlyalsya their writing. In the Romanesque and Eastern European countries, Western Christian, Roman type was adopted immediately, however, the German peoples (and peoples under the cultural domination of the latter — the Finns, Estonians, Latvians, and so D.) for the same reasons, began to be applied Fraktur (a type of Gothic script), with fractures clearly were opposed to the serif font as a different system of writing and has never been used for writing in languages where the Gothic letter was not accepted (for example, German-Latin, German-French or German-Czech texts (dictionaries, bilingual or Glossa) written in Fraktur to Antiqua and German for Latin, French or Czech). In further rejection of the fracture was associated Continue reading

The architecture and sculpture of the Gothic

The architecture and sculpture of the Gothic

Gothic art represents the next Romanesque after the stage of development of medieval art. The name is conventionally. It was synonymous with barbarism in the view of historians of the Renaissance who first used this term describing the art of the middle ages in General, not seeing it his valuable sides. Gothic — a more Mature art style of the middle ages than the Roman one. It affects the unity and integrity of artistic expression in all art forms. Religious form of Gothic art more sensitively than romance, to life, nature and man. It involved and its terms the entire sum of medieval knowledge, complex and contradictory ideas and experiences. In the dreaminess and emotion of the images of the Gothic, both at home and the rise of spiritual impulses, in the tireless pursuit of her masters felt the new influences — the awakening of the mind and feelings, the passionate desire for beauty. Increased spirituality of Gothic art, the growing interest in human feelings, to astronavigation, to the beauty of the real world produced the flowering of Renaissance art.

France . The classical expression of the Gothic style got in France — the Motherland of Gothic cathedrals. In 12-14 centuries is the Association of French lands, the state is formed, laying the Foundation of national culture. The first monuments of French Gothic architecture originated in the province of Ile-de-France (Saint-Denis Abbot Suger), the heart of the Royal domain. Continue reading

Male Gothic names

Male Gothic Names

Male Gothic names can be taken from religion and mythology, and really existed at some of the names of men ready, Scandinavians, Romans, Slavs.

Adelfas – noble and ready

Alaric is all – powerful, the ruler

Alaris – all-powerful ruler

Alaric – all-powerful ruler

Aleve – guarding of all

Alaric – all-powerful ruler

Aleris – all-powerful ruler

Alric is powerful and ruler

ALIS – all-powerful ruler

Alrick – all-powerful ruler

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