Abstract:The most valuable parks in Lviv were designed by the famous city gardener Arnold Röhring, who managed to combine in the art of landscape design the different styles of the turn of 20th century. If the large parks of the city are under state protection, the smaller ones designed as public gardens, boulevards, gardens near the villas are constantly being rebuilt and destroyed. The results of the study of the park in St. Yuri Square in Lviv give grounds for considering this park an authentic monument of landscape art of the end of the 19th century, where its compositional structure and state of rare old-growth species of trees and shrubs are well preserved.
Abstract:This article aims to analyse selected projects by the Coop Himmelb(l)au design group in the context of continuation of the expressionistic tradition. As the successor of the Austrian aesthetic culture, this world renowned design team is the creator of visual arrangements of different types of building enterprises in the spirit of a retreat from the classical architectural tradition. The artistic consequence seems to be characteristic of the design, although it balances between apparent deconstruction and fluid dynamic forms.
Abstract:The work presented here is a continuation of the earlier discussion undertaken by the author on the definition of geometric transformation and principles of creation and graphical representation of anamorphic images . A specific method based on optics has been used to explain the method of creating complex geometrical anamorphic images with the inclusion of those parts of images that usually cover difficult deformations. The ideal scheme for an optical device which can be used for generating transformations of real life images into anamorphic images for this type of reflective anamorphic transformations has been developed. The validity and correctness of the geometrical and optical analysis of this type of transformation have been demonstrated in practice. A prototype of an optical device has been developed and used for the realization of this type of transformation and called the “Anamorphot”. The image created using the Anamorphot proves validity of the theory of creation of anamorphic images as presented in earlier publications.
Abstract:The aim of this paper was to draw attention to the coincidence of streets intersections ending, in general, in corner buildings making up typical and picturesque parts of the townscape of the 19th c. European cities, including the central quarter of Riga. This type of town-planning establishments perfectly compose with the art and aesthetics of Art Nouveau in Riga. An additional and very important component of the town-planning-architectonic solutions is the decorative finial of the corner houses (not only in Jugendstil, but also the Latvian national romanticism) creating a harmonious composition in respect of art and town-planning, ideally completing the townscape of this Baltic metropolis.
Abstract:Since the 16th century species of flowers imported from the New World to Europe have enriched botanical gardens, and later palace or manor gardens and public gardens. In the second half of the 19th and in the 20th centuries new flower forms appeared i.e. clumps, flowerbeds and flower decorations. These plant elements were particularly appreciated taking into consideration a quickly growing range of new species and flowering plants. They were also popularized by their creators, gardeners, owners and the users of the modern shaped gardens. In the descriptions of gardens available today, in treatises or many lithographies, we can find the flower forms and species planted in those days. The aim of this thesis is to present selected flower forms in Polish parks and gardens at the turn of the 20th century and specifying species and flower plants typical of certain solutions.
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to present a practical construction for some cylindrical anamorphic images. The method is based on the analytic properties of reflective anamorphic image construction – topics which have been discussed in previous papers. This time, the authors deal with the analytical analysis of a transformation that is applied in order to obtain an anamorphic image, and provide an innovative digital notation of the reflective transformation discussed. The analytical model described here allows us to generate a cylindrical anamorphic image of any object that is represented in the form of a set of parametric equations. Some example anamorphic images together with their counter-images reflected in the surface of a cylindrical mirror will be presented here. The method of construction described enables the development of any design project of an anamorphic image in the urban planning environment and within the interiors of public spaces.
Abstract:The vast majority of industrial implementation does not show signs of efforts towards high aesthetic quality. However, in a changing market, an increasing number of companies are turning to reputable architects in the search for interesting and innovative projects. In terms of advertising, marketing and image building also via architecture. Studies show that a high number of companies producing wine in Central Europe now combine production with sales and advertising, and creates their image based on high quality modern architecture.