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 WorldBook General Reference Encyclopedia > Humanities > Architecture > Biographies > Gaudi, Antonio >
Barcelona: Casa Mila Gaudi : Antonio 1852 1926 Spain Architecture 1905-07.
Casa Mila Flats Gaudi : Antonio 1852 1926 Spain Architecture 1905-10.
Visual Spain : Barcelona Seaside town, Barcelona We flew from Madrid to Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, known about Barcelona Olympic. /worldbookgeneral/Humanities/Architecture/Biographies/Gaudi,%20Antonio/3.htm

 Intel® Extreme Graphics: Quality, Reliability and Stability Delivering an Exciting New Digital Experience
Named Intel Extreme Graphics to promote its excellent value beyond today's typical integrated graphics solution, this unique graphics core provides an innovative, stable and efficient architecture to advance Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron® processor desktop platforms across a broad range of system price points.
The new Extreme Graphics core supports the latest 2D and 3D APIs, delivering real-life environment and character effects via a 32bpp (bits-per-pixel) graphics architecture, which leads in performance over existing integrated graphics architectures.
Building on an installed integrated graphics base of more than 100 million units, Intel Extreme Graphics represents the company's next-generation integrated graphics solution, and features the latest in low-latency memory controller technology. /pressroom/archive/backgrnd/20020520compbg.htm

 Overview of Islamic Gardens: MUSLIM SPAIN
Arabic and Islamic Architecture - Overview of Islamic Gardens: MUSLIM SPAIN -
Perhaps because the invaders were aware of these influences and because of the fact that the Ummayads were competing with the Abbasids in Baghdad for legitimacy, the Arabs made sure to emphasize a strong Arab culture in al-Andalus and gardens and architecture were a personification of this attempt.
Muslim occupied Spain was referred to as al-Andalus and Cordoba was it’s capital. /article.cfm/arabic_islamic_architecture/22279   (443 words)

 Europe Guide - Travel to Spain - Map of Spain, hotels, Barcelona and Mardid tourism guide
To travel to Spain is to experience sun, superb food, hospitality and joie de vivre, and yet it is also to discover the country's rich heritage of monuments and sights, the imprint of different civilizations that once made it their home.
To travel to Spain is to journey through its singular and breathtaking countryside, to delight in the stunning, starkly contrasting scenery, to study the customs of its people and towns, and to share in the local fiestas and traditions.
This contrasts with the thriving new trends in architecture that attract ever more tourists, like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. /spain   (535 words)

 Medieval Iberia
Architecture of Islam - Morocco to Spain, Includes the Mosque of Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada.
Architecture of Islam - Spain to Syria, Includes interior of the Alhambra in Granada.
American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain /labyrinth/subjects/iberia/iberia.html   (253 words)

 Islamic History and Culture - Art and Architecture in Islam - Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa
The Islamisation of North Africa and Spain transformed their socio-cultural and economic structures from poverty and darkness to prosperity and enlightenment.
Historic evidence revealed that Constantine the African, who played a leading role in the transfer of Muslim Medicine into Europe and the establishment of Salerno School of Medicine, was staying at Monte Cassimo monastery at the time it was under reconstruction in 1080, when the pointed arch was employed for the first time in Europe.
This had engendered major advances in architecture and art. /Home/English/History/Art_Arch/Architecture_Spain.htm   (506 words)

 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - Frank Gehry - Great Buildings Online
The new Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry was probably the most often mentioned new building of 1998 and 1999 in architecture circles.
Search the RIBA architecture library catalog for more references on Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Associated with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, building by Frank Lloyd Wright. /buildings/Guggenheim_Bilbao.html   (160 words)

 Culture of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spain is home to several fine examples of medieval architecture; outside of the areas that were under Muslim control, these are primarily in the Romanesque and Gothic styles.
In addition, ceramics figure prominently in architecture throughout Spain, especially in the tile roofs (though slate was traditional near the Atlantic coast) and the use of decorative tiles known as azulejos.
Spain was part of the Roman Empire and many areas of Spain retain significant Roman architectural remnants. /wiki/Culture_of_Spain   (2249 words)

 Culture of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spain is home to several fine examples of medieval architecture; outside of the areas that were under Muslim control, these are primarily in the Romanesque and Gothic styles.
The influence of Moorish architecture did not end with the reconquista: there were many prominent mudejar architects, Muslims living and working in Christian Spain.
Spain was part of the Roman Empire and many areas of Spain retain significant Roman architectural remnants. /wiki/Culture_of_Spain   (2263 words)

 ArtServe at the Australian National University:
and for church art & architecture: austria: churches & cathedrals; england: churches & cathedrals; france: churches & cathedrals; germnay: churches & cathedrals; italy: churches & cathedrals; spain: churches & cathedrals;
July 2005: Images of religious architecture, and especially stained glass, from France and England;
Since some of these indexes are getting very large, here are the bigger ones laid out in text format: use the browser's "search" function to find what you need: australia; austria; egypt; england; france; germany; hungary; indonesia; italy; sicily; spain; syria; turkey;   (2263 words)

 Ifni, on stamps
1934 when Spain takes full possession of Sidi Ifni.
The town square is still completely dominated by Spanish architecture, built from 1934 and onwards.
In 1476 Ifni was occupied by Spain, but in 1524 it was recaptured by the Moroccan rulers. /sna-site/Ifni/ifni.htm   (2263 words)

 New York Architecture Images- Municipal Building and Stalinist Architecture
The architectural shape of the Wrigley Building is patterned after the Seville Cathedral’s Giralda Tower in Spain.
The premise of this page is to show how the Municipal Building and a number of its contemporaries were based directly on the 16th century Giralda Tower of Seville Cathedral in Spain (which itself was based on the eight-hundred-year-old Koutoubia Minaret in Morrocco).
Stalinist architecture was based almost exclusively on the Giralda Tower, via traditional Russian church design and the Municipal building in New York. /ARCH/ARCH-notes-municipal.htm   (1904 words)

 Architecture of Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain - Architecture of Barcelona
It was the center of the Catalan revolt (1640-52) against Philip IV of Spain.
The title, count of Barcelona, was subsequently borne by the kings of Aragón, who made the city their capital, and later the kings of Spain.
It was the capital of the Catalan autonomous government (1932-39) and the seat of the Spanish Loyalist government from October 1937, until its fall to Franco in January 1939. /catalunya/barcelona   (203 words)

 Woodrow W. Denham -- Middle Eastern Collection
Spain: Islamic Architecture and Music in Andalucia 2001 We traveled in Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada and Jerez, all in the Andalucian region of southern Spain where the Christians finally suppressed and deported large numbers of Moslems and Jews in and just after the amazing year of 1492 c.e.
This essay, written in an ecumenical spirit throughout, focuses primarily on interactions between Moslem and Christian traditions in the architecture and music of this extraordinary region between 1400 and 1600 c.e., but more broadly covering the entire period since the Moslem conquest of Spain in the 8 th century c.e.
In other words, Dubai is just about as close as you can get to the geographical center of human history, and very near the geographical center of the Moslem World stretching from Morocco to Indonesia. /denham/mideast   (2023 words)

 Dewayne E. Perry -- Software Architecture
``Generic Architecture Descriptions for Product Lines'' ARES II: Software Architectures for Product Families 1998, Los Palmos, Gran Canaria, Spain, February 1998.
``A Product Line Architecture for a Network Product'' ARES III: Software Architectures for Product Families 2000, Los Palmos, Gran Canaria, Spain, March 2000.
David Garlan and Dewayne E. Perry, ``Software Architecture: Practice, Pitfalls, and Potential'' Panel Introduction, 16th International Conference on Software Engineering, Sorrento IT, May 1994. /~perry/work/swa   (297 words)

 Books & Literature : Antoni Gaudi (37% discount)
1852-1926 Architecture Catalonia Criticism and interpretation Eclecticism in architecture Gaudi, Antoni, History - Specific Styles Individual Architect Spain Architecture / Individual Architect
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 Timeline 1575-1599
Spain’s Philip II was proclaimed King Philip I of Portugal and united the colonial empires of Spain and Portugal.
His mission was to find Terra Australis and raid their Spanish colonies on the west coast of South America.
The king of Angkor, Barom Reachea, in fear of attack, sent to the Spanish governor general at Manila a request for the assistance of his musket-armed soldiers. /1575_1599.HTML   (11080 words)

 Spain Travel Guide - Hotels, Restaurants, Sightseeing in Spain - The New York Times Travel Section
Kiteboarding on Spain's Costa de la Luz is not for the faint of heart.
In Spain, it's the season to tap the kegs of the new vintage of cider.
Not since Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion of 1929 has Spain been such a center for architectural marvels. /top/features/travel/destinations/europe/spain/?inline=nyt-geo   (527 words)

 ALL ABOUT SPAIN - Travel and Tourism
The "Autonomous Communities" of Spain, such as Andalusia, Catalonia, Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, etc.), Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, etc.), among others, general characteristics, the provinces, locations of touristical interest, and major attractions.
Includes general information on Spain, its climate, history, architecture, popular customs such as Flamenco and bullfighting, the most important Fiestas, regional cooking, night life,...
A comprehensive guide to the most attractive cities in Spain, like Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Malaga, Valencia, and many more, including sightseeing, excursions, practical infos and more. /spain   (179 words)

 Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
humanism), an explosion of the dissemination of knowledge brought on by printing and the creation of new techniques in art, poetry and architecture which led to a radical change in the style, and substance of the arts and letters.
Manuel Chrysoloras: increased interest in the grammar of ancient architecture (1395)
The Italian Renaissance was intertwined with the intellectual movement known as Renaissance humanism and with the fiercely independent and combative urban societies of the city-states of central and northern Italy in the 13th to 16th centuries. /wiki/Renaissance   (2772 words)

 Merida Yucatan
Much of Merida's architecture from the Colonial period, through the 18th century and 19th century is evident in the central portion of the town.
Merida was built in the 16th century by orders of the Montejo family of Spanish Conquistadores over the Maya city of Ti'ho, also known as Ichcaanzihó or land of the great “sihoes” which had been in existence for centuries earlier.
The beginning of our trip was based in Merida, a stately colonial city, from... /merida-yucatan   (2772 words)

 Medieval architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medieval architecture is a term used to represent various forms of architecture popular in the Middle Ages.
Romanesque, prevalent in medieval Europe during the 11th and 12th centuries, was the first pan-European style since Roman Imperial Architecture and examples are found in every part of the continent.
The term was not contemporary with the art it describes but rather is an invention of modern scholarship based on its similarity to Roman Architecture in forms and materials. /wiki/Medieval_architecture   (484 words)

 Encyclopedia: Culture of Spain
Spain is home to several fine examples of medieval architecture ; outside of the areas that were under Muslim control, these are primarily in the Romanesque and Gothic styles.
Zaragozas location in Spain Zaragoza (frequently Saragossa in English; Latin Caesaraugusta) is the capital city of the autonomous region and former kingdom of Aragón in Spain, and is located on the river Ebro, and its tributaries the Huerva and Gállego, near the centre of the region, in...
Spain was part of the Roman Empire and many areas of Spain retain significant Roman architectural remnants. /encyclopedia/Culture-of-Spain   (484 words)

 MSN Encarta - Printer-friendly - Romanesque Art and Architecture
Pre-Romanesque architecture in Spain is exemplified by churches built in the 9th century, during the reign of King Alfonso II of Asturias.
Outstanding examples of central Italian Romanesque architecture are of a group of buildings in Pisa that includes the cathedral, begun in 1063; the baptistery, begun in 1153; and the Campanile (the famous Leaning Tower), a free-standing bell tower, begun in 1173.
In the mature Romanesque style, especially that which developed in France, the use of massive walls and piers as supports for the heavy stone vaults resulted in a typical building plan in which the entire structure was treated as a complex composed of smaller interlinked units. /text_761570708___0/Romanesque_Art_and_Architecture.html   (3624 words)

 Gothic Revival architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gothic architecture did not die out completely in the 15th century but lingered on, solely in some on-going cathedral-building projects and for churches in increasingly isolated rural districts of England, France, Spain and Germany.
Although Gothic Revival succeeded in becoming an increasingly familiar style of architecture, the attempt to associate it with superiority of the high church, as advocated by Pugin and the ecclesiological movement, was anathema to those with ecumenical or nonconformist principles.
The "Gothick" style was an architectural manifestation of the artificial "picturesque" seen elsewhere in the arts: these ornamental temples and summer-houses ignored the structural logic of true Gothic buildings and were effectively Palladian buildings with pointed arches. /wiki/Gothic_revival   (2389 words) - arcade (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
Richly designed arcades surrounded the enclosed cloisters of the medieval and Renaissance monasteries; they were similarly used in the courts of houses in Italy and Spain and in the courtyards of Islamic mosques.
However, in Diocletian's palace at Spalato there are arches supported by columns and resting directly upon their capitals, of the type that was given full development in Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
Both freestanding and blind arcades were used in Romanesque facades (notably in N Italy) and in the west fronts of English and French Gothic cathedrals, where the arches were often filled with statues of saints. /encyclopedia/A/arcade.html   (2389 words)

 Galicia, Spain DNA Project - Family Project Website
This was the first great culture to appear in Galicia and was characterized by its surprising capacity for construction and architecture, together with deep sense of religion, based on the cult of the dead, the mediators between man and the gods.
Due to the fact that Galicia was also very humid since it was near the Atlantic, the towns of the Castilian plateau moved to the territory, thus increasing the population.
The fact that it became a religious centre was to contribute to the preservation of its cultural identity and principally as a buffer against the centralism of Castile. /public/GaliciaDNA   (3495 words)

 Toledo Spain - International Study Programs - University of Notre Dame
Toledo, located about 40 miles south of Madrid, has been called the quintessential Spanish city; for Cervantes, Toledo was "the glory of Spain and the light of her cities." For two thousand years its central location made Toledo the coveted prize of a variety of peoples — Romans, Visigoths, Moslems and Christians.
Toledo's architecture and monuments display a splendid variety of medieval and renaissance styles, from Arabic mosques to Jewish synagogues and Christian churches.
The Notre Dame Spain program is located in Toledo at the Jose Ortega y Gasset Foundation, which was founded by a private academic research institute from Madrid. /~intlstud/locations/spain/toledo.html   (475 words)

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