12 Pictures Illustrate The Change In Home Interior Fashion Over 600 Years

As old as the birth of architecture, the art of interior design probably arose in ancient Egypt, and evolved to the point where we live today. project to illustrate how interior design has evolved over the past 600+ years. More info: Facebook | Twitter | Renaissance (1400 – 1600) Image credits: “Art and culture were reborn as the French Renaissance spread across Europe. Architects found a renewed enthusiasm for ornate decoration and fine detail, inspired by a new sense of humanism and freedom. Arabesque and Asian influences revitalized the decorative arts, and careful attention to symmetry and geometry brought a new sense of harmony to European interiors. Baroque (1590 – 1725) HomeAdvisor Beneath the gilded finish, the frame of the …

IM Pei: an audacious daredevil who built the impossible

From his provocative Louvre pyramid to his inverted wedge for Dallas, the Chinese-American architect was too modern for his time but his angular marvels look perfect now So bold were IM Peis designs, they were often regarded as wilfully controversial, designed to shock. But Pei himself never saw it like that. He was possibly the last living link to such founders of modernism as Bauhaus stalwarts Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, all of whom he met. He carried their torch, abiding by their principles and adding flourishes of his own usually too many for the general public. To those modernist foundations of proportion, simplicity, geometry, Pei added audacious angles and structural daring. The result is a body of work that …