Mystical interpretation of Light

Mystical interpretation of Light

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Which came to the medieval theology of Western Europe in translations of the works of St. Dionysius the Areopagite ("Pseudo-Dionysius") John Scott Eriugena, had...
Architectural and artistic solutions in the city space

Architectural and artistic solutions in the city space

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In the urban interior, the relative independence of the spatial structure from the development of those elements of which it consists, acutely poses the...
Symmetry breaking

Symmetry breaking

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In such a clear violation of symmetry, so beloved in early and high scholasticism, one can see the "Occam" dilemma of empiricism, visually confirming...

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Distortion and deformation of perspective images

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With small viewing angles and the best choice of the position of the picture plane, the columns, when moving away from the viewer and...
Architectural fantasies

Architectural fantasies

Gothic

Gothic

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Attempts to catalog all possible variants of planning solutions for individual residential buildings of mass construction have been made repeatedly. In particular, in England in the 1960s, annual catalogues of recommended planning solutions for small residential buildings were published with accompanying schemes that make it possible to understand the features of numerous layouts.

All treatises talk about the need for self-knowledge, reading the "scroll" of one's being and the world. In other words, the process of cognition is presented as a constant search for similarity relations and connections between man and the...
Conquered by the Arabs in 711-713. In the 11th century. the Christian states of northern Spain returned part of the conquered territories, including Toledo, in 1085. 1212 - the defeat of the Moors in the battle of Las Navas...

Ancient architecture: a reminder of Ancient Greece

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Knossos Palace. Previously, the palace was of colossal size, and also had several floors. The complex was built in the form of a maze....
Architecture in artificial light

Architecture in artificial light

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More recently, the panorama of the evening capital was drawn by strings of lanterns illuminating city highways and the chaotic light of Moscow windows....
Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

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What are the features of this style? The traditions of the cross-dome system are preserved. Local limestone is used, from the blocks of which...

Green architecture

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Autonomous House
Architects are responding in different ways to issues surrounding carbon emissions, energy consumption and climate change. The resulting green is partly about adopting...

Deconstructivism – an architecture of fragmentation

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Gehry House, Santa Monica, California
Many buildings of the last two decades of the 20th century seemed to make their effect by means of fragmentation—they were structures that seemed...

From Vitruvius to Green Architecture

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The ancient Greek writer Plutarch records an incident from the Spartan king Leotychidas’ visit to Corinth. The king was led to a room for...

African and Oceanic Art, Picasso and Le Corbusier

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Cubism and Purism
In 1906, various Parisian artists individually claimed to have “discovered” important artistic attributes in African sculptural artifacts. Who made this discovery and how it...

Alternative architecture

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Earthship Biotecture
The search for sustainability takes people on long journeys. For some, the only way to live is to build outside the normal constraints of...

An architecture for ordinary people? Modernism

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Barbican Center Housing, London, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, 1965
Richard Rogers mentioned in a lecture in 1979 that the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris—the Beaubourg, which had just been completed—is erroneously considered to...