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Old October 30th, 2009, 05:10 AM   #1
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Which style of construction do you like the best?


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Which style of construction do you like best?

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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #2
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Is this the first spammer who actually attempted to contribute to the board while spamming?

Anyway, Orthodox styles. Because they reach perfection in modesty. So it's a spiritual architecture. Look at these:

Novgorod School:

http://www.skypalace.org/europe/slav...novgorod.shtml

Pskov School:

http://www.skypalace.org/europe/slav...ia/pskov.shtml

Old Rus' Revival Style:

http://www.skypalace.org/europe/slav...churches.shtml

Not all churches on that page are in the Old Rus' Revival style but most are.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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this is a poll for all to pick out which style is the most popular one? Please vote with your honest.
This is just a crappy spam of golf...
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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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Well, I just edited his spam link out. This phenomenally deep thought through topic should get its fair chance
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Old October 30th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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Well, I just edited his spam link out. This phenomenally deep thought through topic should get its fair chance
OK, you set me up for a deeper explanation of Orthodox architecture. When looking at these churches one might think that Russians had no money to build something more impressive - however, Novgorod Republic was very wealthy and advanced for it's time - for example, the whole city was literate almost entirely. But Orthodox architecture works on another level. Humans can only reach perfection in simplicity. But perfection is subjective. In case of Orthodox architecture we have a religious philosophy - when you study it you begin to understand the beauty of Orthodox architecture - so it's conceptual beauty we're talking about. But not necessarily - if these churches resonate with your psychological type you can get them without studying the Orthodox philosophy.



[] - Church in the Pskov School Style - [Source]

PS: Moscow style isn't truly Orthodox (still a great style).
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #6
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In fact I like medieval styles, specially islamic and mudejar.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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My favorite architectural style is the Baroque, it is a combination of beauty and artistic diversity.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 02:11 AM   #8
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My favorite architectural style is the Baroque, it is a combination of beauty and artistic diversity.
I recommend you to see my thread of Ouro Preto, the city with the biggest Baroque heritage of Brazil, perhaps of the world.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=922432

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Old October 31st, 2009, 02:31 AM   #9
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I recommend you to see my thread of Ouro Preto, the city with the biggest Baroque heritage of Brazil, perhaps of the world.
I really don't know Ouro Preto and I'm sure it's a really beautiful and valuable place... but the biggest baroque heritage of the world?!?! No way
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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:53 PM   #10
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Indeed, no way. There are loads of cities with more baroque heritage in any single European country.


Think of Prague, Torino, Bamberg, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Bath, Porto, Valencia, Cracow, Vienna, Rome, ... And damn, there are so many baroque towns everywhere! In Germany, France, Spain, Austria and Italy they're everywhere.

No chance for Ouro Preto, sorry. But it definetely is the Baroque town outside Europe that stands first on the list to mention.
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You are right, I completely forgot that lots of European cities have Baroque architecture. Maybe because they look different from the style of Brazilian colonial cities.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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You are right, I completely forgot that lots of European cities have Baroque architecture. Maybe because they look different from the style of Brazilian colonial cities.
That's the fact, american baroque is different and very special, not an old fashioned copy of european models as it's used to say
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Old November 1st, 2009, 05:15 PM   #13
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For Baroque I think its birthplace deserves to be considered the most important city. Rome was the birthplace of Baroque and has an unmatchable amount of churches, squares, paintings of the Baroque age (XVII century)
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My vote for for the Gothic

In reference to Baroque, in Mexico, Peru, and other american former spaniard colonies the American baroque have huge examples of magnificence
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That's the fact, american baroque is different and very special, not an old fashioned copy of european models as it's used to say
But it was still built by Europeans


Btw, Quito (capital of Ecuador) is another S-American city with considerable Baroque heritage. Also think of places like Havana, Old Panama City, Potosi & Sucre in Bolivia, Tucuman & Cordoba (Argentina), Old Lima and Arequipa in Peru, Santiago de Chile, Cusco in Peru, Salvador da Bahia & Sao Luis or Olinda in Brazil, Cuenca, Saint George’s (Bermudas), Coro in Venezuela, Mompos (Colombia), Willemstad, Antigua Guatemala, Mexican old towns such as those of Campeche, Puebla, Morelia, Oaxaca, Taxco or San Miguel de Allende (search for Pueblo Magico to find more!)...

Damn, just found some awesome places besides these I never heard of through some research
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Old November 8th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #17
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I love Baroque! It was the apex of beauty as far as European architecture went, and can be seen everywhere on the continent from Spain to Russia to Turkey. I also love Art Deco, especially the old skyscrapers in cities like New York and Chicago.

You just can't beat the opulence and intricacy of Baroque architecture. If I could tear down the piece of shit city called Edmonton and rebuild it in baroque, I would.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #18
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^Yeah but it needs boatloads of money and lots of fine manual work.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #19
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Art nouveau,art deco,neoclassical,baroque
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