The concept of the Gothic style introduced during the Renaissance as a contemptuous reference to medieval architecture. In the nineteenth century chronologically divided the Gothic in its early, Mature and late.
First of all, this style developed in the countries with the Catholic faith. Feudal-ecclesiastical the foundations of society was reflected in the ideology and culture of that era. Gothic was used for the display of cults, religious figures and events. This style is inextricably linked with the idea of “higher” mind, irrational forces — God.
For the Gothic style is characterized by allegory, the conventional image of reality. The dominant place occupied by the architectural complex of cathedrals, as an example of symbiosis at the same time architecture, painting and sculpture. Believers strong impression had huge columns, colorful stained-glass Windows, the sculptures on which the characters were much more than a man at the foot of the temple.
The development of Gothic architecture coexisted with the General changes in the society of France. Began to form States, inhabitants moved to the cities. Establish trade routes to the East. The development of the social Sciences led to the emergence of new philosophies, developing Handicrafts and urban development. Continue reading
Machu Picchu remains a Testament to the former power of the Inca Empire. More than 500 years ago the achievements of the Incas in construction allowed without mortar to lay stone blocks so closely to each other that in the gap it is impossible to insert a knife.
The walls of the city of Machu Picchu
Remains of Machu Picchu (also known as the “city among the clouds”) are located high on a ridge height of 2450 meters, surrounded on three sides by the turbulent Urubamba river. It is still unknown what purpose were all these palaces, squares, temples and houses. Perhaps it was a military fortress, a temple complex or a mountain refuge for the rulers. This location is ideal for any purpose. Continue reading