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baroque decorations

santiago de compostela gothic decorations

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gohic revival decorations

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Before Modernism revolution there was a high class design tendency of decorating every piece of furniture as well as floors, ceilings and walls with all sorts of artifacts such as gold painted plaster scultures. It is important to know how, just like material colour and bump, also decorations affect in a determined way the diffusion of light.

 

Baroque architecture, starting in the early 17th century in Italy, took the humanist Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical, theatrical, sculptural fashion, expressing the triumph of absolutist church and state. New architectural concerns for color, light and shade, sculptural values and intensity characterize the Baroque. info source:www.essential-architecture.com

interior decoration, adornment of the interior of a building, public or domestic, comprising interior architecture, finishing, and furnishings. Asian and classical cultures used the decorative arts to create elaborate interiors, and they originated forms extensively copied in later times. In Europe during the early medieval period few notable interiors were created except in Islamic Spain and in the Byzantine Empire. Simple movable and hanging objects were the chief furnishings of castles. In the late Middle Ages artistic resources were dedicated to the embellishment of churches and public buildings.


With more settled conditions, Renaissance Italy, influenced by Greek and Roman styles, developed interiors of grandeur and magnificence; popes and nobles employed leading artists to decorate their palaces and villas. Italian forms spread to other countries. Spanish interiors displayed rich color, ornate furniture, decorated leather, and fine textiles. France was an early leader in setting styles, which changed with the sovereigns. Especially influential were the Louis period styles, régence style, Directoire style, and Empire style. England developed notably the Elizabethan style, the Jacobean style, and the Georgian style; some 18th-century styles are known by the names of furniture designers such as Chippendale, Sheraton, and Hepplewhite. Robert Adam correlated interior and exterior architecture, furniture, and accessories. info source: www.answers.com

       
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about Neoplasticism : iDesign / Styles / Neoplasticism

about Purism : iDesign / Styles / Purism

about Gerrit Rietveld: iDesign / Authors / Gerrit Rietveld

about Louis Barragan : iDesign / Authors / Louis Barragan

history of architecture decorations: www2.uiah.fi , www.answers.com

more about baroque surfaces: www.essential-architecture.com

 

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