Welwyn Garden City

Garden city

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In the 1870s a number of landlords and social reformers began to design improved housing for ordinary people, creating spacious settlements with generous gardens...
Vienna Secession

Art Nouveau

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One of the strongest reactions against the clutter, formality and artistic revivalism of the Victorian period was Art Nouveau—a style of art that swept...
Pennsylvania Station, New York

Beaux-arts

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The beaux-arts style was a way of building that originated in the school of fine arts set up in Paris in the early 19th...
Church of All Saints, Brockhampton

Arts and Crafts

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A number of 19th-century British architects and designers turned away from industry to create a revival of craft-based architecture using local materials. The resulting...
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...
Modernism

Modernism

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Left alone with bare volumes, the architects, however, did not turn out to be theoretically unarmed. What to do with the undisguised decor of...
Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Institutionalization of architecture

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Population growth, labor productivity and well-being are the three factors that formed the basis for the enormous volumes of construction that took place in...
Deutsches Architekturmuseum

Architecture of Central Europe

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There are hardly any general works devoted to architecture on a pan-European scale. Even Pevsner's book, contrary to its name, cannot be recognized as...
Historical motives in the perception of architectural heritage

Historical motives in the perception of architectural heritage

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Historical motives not only arise in the perception of architectural heritage, but are sometimes re-designed for the sake of creating specific associations. A special kind...
Symmetry as a visual, visible harmony

Symmetry as a visual, visible harmony

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The symmetrical compositions of French gardens of the XVII century, the "architecture" of greenery (geometric shapes of trees, shrubs and curtains) were a continuation...
Vasarelli Museum

The art of ornament – the laws of symmetry and rhythm

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The task of creating a new spatial expressiveness is to depict an imaginary (imaginary) space with the help of an object. "For us, however,...
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...