5.16.2012

a round architecture alert!

have you ever wondered about shapes?
why some buildings you happen to admire follow certain forms and patterns
rather than others?
what i really enjoyed reading about was the circle. in antiquity, it had very interesting meanings
and was usually used to imply a connection with with hades or the "after life".
here are two drafts explaining the circle and its history
in ancient greece and rome.
of course it is extremely interesting to go even deeper, and read about the columns,
the building's connections to the round sun, the very source of light and life.
in ancient rome, circles evolved into arcs and domes,
creating even more mystical references. games with the light, like in the pantheon, leading
the eye towards the divine skies, guides to philosophical thought and contemplation.

have you ever wondered about a shape?

xoxo!
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4 comments:

A Heel in Mint said...

Interesting to learn about the shapes..never knew this before. There is so much depth there :)

xx
Heel in Mint

Tiffany said...

i'm glad you liked this. symbolism is just amazing!

KERRIN said...

Perfect combo, love this post! Xx

Tiffany said...

thank you :)