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Features of the architecture of a Gothic Cathedral.

Features of the architecture of a Gothic Cathedral.

From the Romanesque Gothic architecture inherited the headship of the architecture in the system of the arts and traditional types of religious buildings. Special place in art was Gothic Cathedral – the highest example of synthesis of architecture, sculpture and painting . 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, tympanum, archivolt) and multicolor stained glass Lancet Windows. All the style elements that emphasize the vertical.

Incommensurable with the man the space of the Cathedral, verticalism its towers and arches, the subordination of sculpture to the rhythms of the dynamic architecture, multi-color glow of the stained glass had a strong emotional impact on believers. It, along with the divine service were held theological debates, played out the mystery, was the Assembly of citizens. The Cathedral was conceived a sort of vault of knowledge (mainly theological), the symbol of the Universe, and his artistic formation was expressed not only ideas of the medieval social hierarchy and authority of the divine force over man, but also the growing consciousness of citizens. A Grand Gothic cathedrals differed from monastic churches Continue reading

The Architecture Of Ancient Japan

The Architecture Of Ancient Japan

Temple architecture of Ancient Japan can be divided into two main types – Shinto and Buddhist. On design features of religious buildings is very strongly influenced by Chinese traditions. However at all times the Japanese as much as possible adapted the buildings to their own culture. The dwelling was rather simple forms and internal relations of the rooms.

The main features of Japanese architecture

• Almost all buildings, the temple and the secular was made from wood. Japan and now is very rich in forests. In the past there were even more. Houses made of logs are allowed to keep the optimal temperature in a relatively hot climate of this country. In addition, wooden structures better withstand earthquakes, which are frequent here. A log house is also quite easy to disassemble and reassemble at the new location.

• Large roof, usually a gable. Japan is a country in which very often there is heavy rain. So the roof had to be as reliable. The impact of Chinese culture manifested in this constructive element in the large curved eaves. However, the Japanese roofs are slightly more finesse. The corners are bent too much – the roof is almost flat.

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Gothic literature

 

Gothic tales of mystery, suspense, and terror include elements pertaining to both horror and romance. Through books and films, Gothic genre continues to terrify its audience. Gothic culture has always drawn attention in terms of various aspects related to music, fashion and their unique style of writing.

This literature has even influenced other different genres of writing styles. There are some prominent features of this literature that sets it apart from the rest, even today.

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The word Gothic has its roots in the name of the German tribe called the Goths. The term Gothic was later used during medieval times in the field of architecture for the construction of buildings with pointed arches and vaults. Gothic literature is closely related with Victorian Gothic, or Gothic revival architectural movement of the same era. Destroyed the medieval buildings have been a strong source of inspiration for writers, even the castles were named with links nd to the architectural style. Thus, the writing of the novel in a Gothic building helped authors to assemble the emotions of fear, despair, isolation and suspense. The first form of Gothic literature began in 1764 when Horace Walpole published his novel Continue reading

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