Arquivo da tag: eclecticism

THE GREEN MEN FROM RIO

On June 23rd, 2015 I wrote here about gargoyles.[1] The subject seemed so interesting that I decided to research a bit more. My main interest was the central gargoyle – a mist of a man, a bat and a frog – that decorates the façade of Castelinho Francês, in the neighborhood of Flamengo. I found […]

JOAQUIM´S PALACES

This is not a blog about History. This is a blog about Architecture, if anything. But there are moments in which History and Architecture mix up in a way that it gets impossible to mention one without referring to the other. That said, it is mandatory to remember the story of the construction of the […]

MUNICIPAL THEATRE, PART 2: THE CARYATIDS

N/N, FLORIANO SQUARE RIO DE JANEIRO MUNICIPAL THEATRE PROJECT BY FRANCISCO DE OLIVEIRA PASSOS AND ALBERT GUILBERT, 1904 UNKNOWN AUTHORS EIGHT BRONZE SCULPTURES 1909 C. Atlantes[1] and caryatids – we´ve already seen here – are anthropomorphic ornamental structures[2] employed in buildings since classical antiquity. In most cases, they are responsible for the symbolical function of supporting […]

Saiu na Revista s/n°! / Just published on s/n°!

Prezados leitores, Acaba de sair na última revista s/n° – e eu o republico aqui, enriquecido de algumas imagens – um texto meu intitulado “Pedra sobre Pedra”, que trata sobre a arquitetura no Rio de Janeiro nos primeiros anos do Século XX . Como sempre, vai primeiro o texto em português, mais abaixo em inglês. […]