The ABC of styles

The ABC of styles

Description

Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your office building looks so different from its neighbouring counterparts? Universe of Style invites you to explore the many different architectural and decorative interior styles from their ancient origins to the 1940s. Take a journey through history to see how the French aristocracy styled their palaces and castles to the simple designs of the Dominican monastic churches during the middle ages. Often, political changes implicate a stylistic transformation. Thus, the different European styles were frequently named after a sovereign or a historical period (Renaissance style, Medieval style). Until the end of the nineteenth century, the stylistic mutations of the time were generally based on the tastes of the royalty. Stylistic expression was, therefore, an affirmation of power.
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Table of contents

Cover......Page 1
ISBN 9781780428864......Page 2
Title Page......Page 3
Contents......Page 5
Introduction......Page 7
The initial inspiration for styles......Page 19
Styles: Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, and so on......Page 29
The styles of the Middle Ages......Page 41
The Latin and Romanesque styles......Page 48
The Gothic style......Page 67
Renaissance Style......Page 83
Louis XIII Style......Page 103
Louis XIV Style......Page 114
The Rgence Style, also known as Rocaille or Rococo......Page 133
Louis XV Style......Page 142
Louis XVI Style......Page 156
The Styles of the Revolution and the First Empire......Page 173
Style under the two Restorations, under Louis-Philippe, during the Second Empire......Page 190
Art Nouveau or Modern Style......Page 209
Conclusion......Page 227
Notes......Page 250
Index......Page 251
Back......Page 256

Details

  • Author: mile Bayard
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Parkstone Press
  • ISBN-10: 1844848809
  • ISBN-13: 9781844848805, 9781780428864
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 80.0M
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