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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Download History Lessons and Activities

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Guttering and Ornamental Hoppers

Unlike todays popular choices for guttering, Georgian Lead and Victorian Cast Iron Guttering were quite beautiful.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Doorways of Prague

Prague, the city known as the "golden city of spires" is awash with period details from the dynamic Baroque style to Art Nouveau and Cubism.

Prague has examples of architecture that spans over one thousand years. It was spared from heavy war damage and now displays so much beauty that viewers are inspired at every corner.

Both domestic and business properties in Old Prague are heavily decorated with large slabs of granite, carved wood, stone statues and painted plaster decorations on an enormous scale. Doorways span 20 feet high and surrounding it is art that tells a story or depicts a religious tale. Before the 18th century Prague's homes had no numbered addresses so each house had to be identified by its name. The door entrances influenced by the dramatic baroque style became away of identifying an address and this style of design continued throughout the years.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Pediments, Pilasters & Columns

Pediments, Pilasters & Columns are classical mouldings and projections which originated from ancient Roman and Greek classical design which dominated the Georgian period.

Georgian architects and builders often used pediments and pilasters in their design as part of the main front door on housing or on the gable end of large buildings.

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Monday, 7 February 2011

The Arts & Craft Movement

Arts & Craft Movement emerged in the 1880's in reaction to the mass production of goods in the Victorian period. Artist like William Morris and Charles Voysey felt that there had been a decline in craftsmanship skills due to the use of machines.

The Arts & Craft Movement was influenced by medieval craftsmanship. Believing one craftsman should make an item from start of finish and only using local materials. Finished pieces would often be unvarnished and simple in design.

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