Grotesque architecture, or, Rural amusement consisting of plans, elevations, and sections, for huts, retreats, summer and winter hermitages, terminaries, Chinese, Gothic, and natural grottos, cascades, baths, mosques, Moresque pavilions, grotesque and rustic seats, green-houses, the whole containing twenty-eight new designs, with scales to each : to which is added, an explanation, with the method of executing them, by William Wrighte, architect. 1790
Le Petit Trianon (1761-1764) on the grounds of Versailles by the French architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel. With its sober, unadorned and reticent design with its unbroken, straight lines and simple volume it announced the change from baroque fireworks to the restraint of neo-classicism.
The Broken Column House, Chambourcy, Forêt de Marly, France François Racine de Monville, circa 1780. It was built to look like one of the broken columns from an enormous Temple of Giants. In the 1930’s, the Broken Column House was abandoned and became a ruin of a ruin. The French passed a law allowing them to seize and restore architecturally significant abandoned ruins. So the fake ruin that had become a real ruin was restored to a real fake ruin.
GRECJA: Partenon (Akropol); - Ściany świątyni ozdobiono ciągłym fryzem jońskim (tzw. fryz Panatenajski) - Metopy umieszczone na belkowaniu zostały ozdobione scenami przedstawiającymi walkę bogów i herosów.
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