Art Nouveau in architecture
Modern style appeared in European style modern in architecture and American art in the late XIX - early XX century and most clearly manifested in the architecture of private houses…

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Artificial flowers in decor: back in fashion
The importance of plants in human life cannot be overestimated, and not only in terms of maintaining ecological balance. They are no less important for us as a source of…

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Where is the pheasant sitting? Purple decor items
Of the entire range of colors available to the human eye, this color can be called the most mysterious and ambiguous. It is formed by two colors of opposite heat…

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Architectural style: Gothic

The word “Gothic” comes from the Italian gotico – an unusual, barbaric – (Goten – barbarians; this style has nothing to do with the historical Goths), and was first used as a brane. For the first time, the concept in the modern sense was applied by Giorgio Vasari in order to separate the Renaissance from the Middle Ages. Gothic completed the development of European medieval art, having arisen on the basis of the achievements of the Romanesque culture, and in the Renaissance (Renaissance) era, the art of the Middle Ages was considered “barbaric”. Continue reading

Art Nouveau in architecture

Modern style appeared in European style modern in architecture and American art in the late XIX – early XX century and most clearly manifested in the architecture of private houses – mansions, as well as in the construction of business, industrial and commercial buildings – banks, exchanges, stations. Appearing in a rapidly developing industrial society, the modern style, on the one hand, was characterized by rational structures: reinforced concrete, glass, and facing ceramics were widely used, on the other hand, its decorative nature was the main feature of the style. Continue reading

Empire style in architecture

Empire style appeared in art and architecture in the late XVIII – early XIX century, after the French Revolution and in the period of Napoleon’s empire. The very name of the style comes from the French word “empire” – empire. The main purpose of art in this era was the eulogy of the empire and the emperor, its greatness and military success, which determined the characteristic features of the style. Continue reading

Mirror decor in the interior: the best ideas for home and office
People always wanted to see their reflection. The first prototypes found during excavations of mirrors made of tin and precious metals belong to the Bronze Age. And the real mirrors…

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Retro style in the interior
Is style relevant today and who prefers it? It cannot be said that retro interior design is the most demanded and relevant, but it is in demand both in the…

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Metal in the interior - types, combinations, decor
Ways to use metal in the interior The main rule is balance. Steel, iron, chromium are used for zoning, accentuation, decoration in combination with more common finishing materials: wood, plaster,…

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Accessories for cafes and restaurants: small steps to success
Each of us has a favorite cafe or restaurant where we are happy to have lunch on working days, spend an hour or two with friends and have romantic dates.…

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