Monthly Archives: May 2011

American Colonial: England

Architecture, interiors, and furniture of the English settlers reflect the forms with which they are familiar, house and furniture types that have passed from generation to generation. Because function is more important than style, classicism in any form is rare … Continue reading

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English Rennaissance

The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the early 16th century to the early 17th century. It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that many cultural historians believe originated in Tuscany in the 14th … Continue reading

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French Renaissance

French Renaissance is a recent term used to describe a cultural and artistic movement in France from the late 15th century to the early 17th century. It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that originated in northern Italy in the … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance began in Tuscany (Central Italy), and centered in the cities of Florence and Siena. It later had a great impact in Venice, where the remains of ancient Greek culture were brought together, providing humanist scholars with new texts. The Renaissance … Continue reading

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Gothic

In Gothic Europe a new lifestyle emerged. The middle class emerged during the Gothic era and consisted mainly of artisans and merchants. This middle class therefore made a comfortable living and could afford to build their own houses and decorate … Continue reading

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Romanesque

The Romanesque time period was in a time more commonly known as the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages came about after the fall of Rome. Not much is known about this time period because little or no documentation exists. The … Continue reading

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Byzantine

The Byzantine empire has a very rich and detailed past with great architecture and diversity that lasted for a millenium. The Byzantine Empire went through many changes with religion and many disagreements between the Chriatian and what is now called … Continue reading

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