sobota, 25 grudnia 2010

English Architecture part 1

The history of the English architecture is specific and differs from the history of architecture on the continent. Stylistic periods can not be easily distinguished and their duration is different.

The dominant style was Gothic, which ran continuously from the twelfth to the nineteenth century in various forms and under different names. The term Neo-Gothic is therefore unclear in application to the architecture of the England, because in a sense, it represents an actual continuation of the Gothic style. Among the gothic revival connections to meieval Gothic occur frequently, for example, in the buildings of the Parliament and Big Ben (XIX century), which are a copy of the Perpendicular Gothic style (occurring since the mid-fourteenth century).