U.K. History - from Blair to Johnson 2

U.K. History: from Blair to Johnson Part II

On September 18, 2014, 55.3% of the voters in Scotland voted against Scottish independence in a referendum. In the aftermath of the failed independence referendum, Prime Minister Cameron announced a far-reaching constitutional reform aimed at increasing the power of the Scottish regional parliament. Numerous British politicians had promised the Scots greater autonomy if they remained […]

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United Kingdom Arts 2

United Kingdom Arts Part II

The court portrait school itself was dominated by mediocre English and Flemish painters. The work of the miniaturists N. Hilliard and I. Oliver, on the other hand, was an original and high-level artistic manifestation. In the second half of the century England approached Renaissance architecture with a casual and somewhat crude eclecticism, which uses French […]

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United Kingdom Arts 1

United Kingdom Arts Part I

CULTURE: ART. FROM THE ROMANS TO THE NORMANS, ANGLO-SAXON ARCHITECTURE In the six centuries that go from the end of the Roman domination (ca. 400) to the Norman conquest (1066) the architectural activity was concentrated above all in the sec. VII-VIII and X-XI. Little remains of Anglo-Saxon architecture. Widespread schemes seem to have been that […]

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United Kingdom Arts - the Development of Architecture

United Kingdom Arts: the Development of Architecture

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARCHITECTURE BETWEEN THE EIGHTEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES Since the eighteenth century, in connection with the development of the steel industry, a notable current of engineering architecture was born (bridges, pavilions) which used the new materials – iron and steel – for the new functions, with precociously rational aesthetic results (bridge over the […]

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United Kingdom Music

United Kingdom Music

CULTURE: MUSIC. FROM THE ORIGINS TO THE “ENGLISH VIRGINALISTS” The first precise information on musical activities in Great Britain dates back to the 10th century. VII, when the practice of Gregorian chant was introduced to the island. The musical evolution since then took place parallel to that which took place in the major countries of […]

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The Birth of Royal Ballet

The Birth of Royal Ballet

Two genres, masque and pantomime, can be considered the historical antecedents of English ballet. The first genre, to which authors such as Ben Johnson and John Milton contributed, experienced its moment of greatest splendor in the century. XVII when Inigo Jones, at the dawn of a career then devoted entirely to architecture, devoted himself to the creation […]

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United Kingdom Modern Dance

United Kingdom Modern Dance

The experiences of that vast group of operators linked to Laban’s theories on the so-called modern educational dance later converged, in the sixties and seventies, into the new currents of British modernism. According to Ehistorylib, this also brought together the legacy of individual pioneers such as M. Morris (1891-1980) and the new orientations determined following the introduction […]

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