Gothic is an architectural style that was formed in the center of the Ile-de-France in the mid-12th Century. Its typical example can be found at the Metropolitan Cathedral. The first gothic style was developed in the United Kingdom, and in the 13th century, it began to spread to the surrounding areas such as Italy, Germany and Spain. During the 15th century, decorations made of wood and stone became limited and wrought iron products which were processed at normal temperatures became more available throughout Europe. Iron craft is now a timeless standard and these designs can be seen all over the world.
The word Renaissance pertains to the period of European history between the 15th and 16th centuries when there was a new interest in science and in ancient art and literature especially in Italy. It is derived from the word "Rinascita" which means "Rebirth". This Renaissance Style aimed to restore the classical antiquity of the iron product. Color rings painted with silver or gold is its key feature.
Baroque is a representation of a religious reform in the Christian Catholic Forces in the 16th Century. It was born in Europe during the first half of the 17th Century and propagated to Turin, Naples, Venice and other European countries. It widely circulated as a style symbolizing the Catholic influence. The magically rich decorations are the key feature of this style.
From a dynamic representation of the profound Baroque Architecture, the French Aristocrats of Salon Culture and of the Court Culture transformed it to Rococo Art during the 18th Century. Although it was not widely accepted in the United Kingdom, it was accepted much in European continent. Rococo centered on the motif of flowers as an expression of delicacy.
Art Nouveau surfaced because of the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe. Art Nouveau designs began to be the new mass supply for industrial products such as the plants and leaves in a flowing S-shaped curve, the iron and glass, and tiles. Expression through decorative curves is the key feature of this style and this innovative beauty never ceases to attract a lot of people until today.
Art Deco is short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925.
Different cultural influences from other countries such as ballet from Russia, Jazz and cocktail from the United States, Tutankhamen from Egypt, and Kimono, Japanese - Styled rooms and Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) from Japan influenced the exoticism of France. From there, they proposed a new modern style but the rest of Europe was not as accepting of these designs. Other countries such as United States and Japan had been more accepting. Geometric patterns and flower motif are the key features of this style.
Disregarding the historicity, context properties and symbolism, this modern style aims to express the beauty of a distinctive Japanese style through texture, straight lines and materials. Excluding any ornaments, its key feature is its stylish design and the surface treatment of the iron material.
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