Elements of Modern Style

Unlike country style interiors where accessories and accents are 'layered' to produce a charmingly cluttered effect, modern style is built on minimalism. In the absence of objects there is space, and this space in itself is a design element. Open spaces automatically direct your eye to what few pieces are used – from an elegant streamlined chaise to a bold swirl of abstract art. So the furniture, fixtures and accessories used to define style must be strong and united by color, texture, pattern or style. Unobstructed, orderly, sparse and efficient, the clean open look of modern style would be cold and utilitarian without personality and warmth that is infused with color, texture, art and accessories.

If you wanted to create an interior with modern style, certain defining elements would need to be included. Here are the defining elements of modern style

o An open floor plan: Gone are the walls that define 'rooms' in traditional interiors. Modern interior spaces are open and airy often divided only by modular furniture, low cabinets, glass bricks and even moveable screen walls.

o Monochromatic simplicity: The walls, which set the backdrop for an interior of any style, are primarily neutral in a modern setting: Gray, white, and shades of brown or tan predominate while a bold color may be used on a focal wall. Colors from the walls may be repeated on the floor with low-pile carpeting, tile, concrete or wood, or the floor may offer great contrast: Gleaming polished wood floors in a deep mahogany stain, for example, may offset pale dove gray walls.

o Walls of glass: Glass is essential in modern design, both in furnishings and in simple unadorned window treatments that let the outside view become part of the room. Entire walls of glass that open to a mountain vista, ocean view or city skyline are an important part of the room's design. If sun blocking is needed, minimalist solar shades are often used so that the outside view is not obstructed. If there is no good view to highlight, one is often created with an indoor waterfall, modern fireplace, or piece of oversized wall art.

o The importance of color in accents: Against this monochromatic backdrop, accents assume a crucial role in setting the style and tone of the room. Bold bursts of red, ocher, cerulean blue or fresh mown green are repeated throughout the space. Style is set by accents as well: An abstract painting reminiscent of Jackson Pollock will have a different impact from retro wall art décor from the 1930s. Colors that appear in an abstract painting or metal wall sculpture will be found again in toss pillows, vases, table sculptures or lighting fixtures. Because glass, leather and polished metal are so predominant, the opposite texture will provide relief; so area rugs of sisal or coir, tufted nubby fabrics, and woven baskets or twig arrangements are often used in the mix.

o The importance of lighting: Personality and style is defined by lighting that is used …

Scriptio Continua: Ancient Latin Writing Style to Modern Computer Language

Archeologists and historians claim that the early Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia invented some of the earliest form of writing using wedged shaped characters into small clay tablets known as “cuneiform” as a form of communicating circa 3200 BCE. What they can’t completely prove is if cuneiform influenced a written style of communication one hundred years later among the Egyptian hieroglyphs and Chinese who used pictographs two thousand years later. While Sumerians were developing their written language, the Phoenicians created the first alphabet made up of 22 distinct characters that influenced the way most other ancient civilizations wrote, even though other cultures used forms of drawing pictures to communicate ideas. Roman civilization borrowed a form of alphabet that flourished and even today it has become known as our alphabet in most Western countries.

Numerous cultures in the distant past employed a quirky method of writing called “scriptio continua”, or “scriptura continua”. Both terms are Latin for “continuous script”, or writing without spaces between letters and words in capital letters. Ancient Greeks employed this same script as did the ancient Romans who wrote in all capital letters on parchment or stone monuments. The style also lacked punctuation, accent marks and small letters – none of which had yet been developed. However, the farther back in time we go, the oldest Latin and Greek inscriptions used word dividers, which appeared to be dots called “interpuncta” to separate words in sentences; however, pure scriptio continua without interpuncta thrived primarily in Classical Greek (400 to 500 BCE) and Classical Latin (100 BCE-300 AD) when both empires were at the height of power.

The Romans adopted this writing style from the Etruscans – the previous tribe that inhabited Italy, who lived long before Rome became a dominant world power. In fact, many ancient people communicated in more primitive ways such as pictures. Since the Etruscan alphabet was limited, they used fewer letters which were only capitalized when written. Later, the Romans modified their alphabet with small letters, punctuation and breaks between words, which the Western world recognizes today.

An example In English, written using scriptio continua resembled this: THEHISTORYOFTHEUNITEDSTATESGOESBACKMORETHANFOURCENTURIES which reads, “The history of the United States goes back more than four centuries.” Obviously, this sentence looks cumbersome and somewhat hard to read, but writing in scriptio continua had several advantages. Roman scribes saved expensive ink and papyrus, as well as the stone on which they engraved their language. Also it saved space for more words and extending ideas. The greatest requirement for Roman scribes was to be thoroughly acquainted with their alphabet in capital letters, simplifying the writing process for them.

Eventually, scribes in Europe who copied ancient Latin manuscripts began spacing between words while using small or “minuscule” letters emerged in Ireland in the 7th to 8th centuries A.D. Carolingian period of France in the 9th century A.D. At the same time, German scribes began writing in the same manner. Of course, today, writing in Western civilization followed the same pattern which is a …

Bohemian Modern Style From A San Francisco Girl

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