The San Gimignano 1300 Exhibition

San Gimignano 1300 Exhibition

The SG Centro per Le Arti is located in the heart of San Gimignano, this pearl of Tuscany that I posted about earlier. The main attraction of the museum is the ceramic reproduction of the city anno 1300, which is located in the basement of what used to be one of the City Towers. The skyline of San Gimignano as we know it today is characterized by its 14 towers, … Continue reading

San Gimignano – the Manhattan of Medieval Tuscany

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To walk through the gates of San Gimignano is like walking into a Medieval museum. The buildings and streets are consistently made of stone and brick, and they all stem from the same 150 year period of the Middle ages. Slower | Start | FasterTo see the full size images, you need to enable javascript in your browser.«‹›» The city was founded on a small Roman settlement from the third … Continue reading

Modern Architecture – Why Do We Build Skyscrapers?

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A lot of buildings in the world today, that are considered representatives of Modern Architecture, seem to have exceeded all natural limitations when it comes to height. The typically monolithic shape of the popular (from the looks of it) skyscrapers continue to increase in height. The tallest building in the world in the year of 2020 will be over 1 kilometer high. This “mine is bigger than yours” contest has … Continue reading

What Is Modern Architecture – Definition, Interpretation and Personal Opinion

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Some movements make such a great impact on the world that they are irreversible. Should you later wish to take a reverse step or two, you´ll discover the movement have altered our way of thinking so profoundly it´s nearly impossible to go back. All you can do is try to find new paths that maintain the values you seem to have lost along the way. Modernism started out as a … Continue reading

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