Underground structures of the world
5 interesting facts about the underground buildings of the world 1. The first underpass for pedestrians was built in Babylon The history of the underground tunnels on which the people…

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The great structures
Architecture. Complete encyclopedia. The greatest monuments of the world. History and styles. Architects Architecture is a vast subject, covering the whole world and disappearing into the depths of ancient history.…

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Giant artificial underground structures
Giant artificial underground structures and other megaliths in Russia Mysterious places of Russia — the ancient cities of Siberia It is considered that we are Russian nation is quite young.In…

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Gothic architecture

 

Gothic architecture

Gothic (it. gotico – letters. Gothic, svyazannye with a Germanic tribe is ready) – an artistic style that emerged in the mid-twelfth century in France and spread in Western, Central and partly in Eastern Europe. Gothic completed the development of European medieval art and arose on the basis of the achievements of Roman culture. The term “Gothic” became established during the Renaissance to refer to all medieval art, which 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.

The leading place in the art was Gothic Cathedral, around which was concentrated the life of the citizens. Structural basis of the Cathedral served as a frame of pillars and based on them Lancet arches. The imposition of outside structural elements that support the cross vault, has created an enormous, incommensurable with the person the space of the interior. The walls of the Cathedral were cut huge Windows with colourful stained glass, which in the mysterious gloom of the interior glowed bright red, blue, yellow colours Continue reading

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The highest religious buildings
Main page The highest religious buildings Temples, cathedrals, churches and chapels are not only a sacred place for religious people, but also a stunning attraction for tourists. The Church is…

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Underground Etruscan pyramids
Archaeologists have discovered an underground pyramid of the Etruscans Known above-ground Etruscan pyramids, this is one of them. Most likely, they served as altars. In Central Italy a group of…

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