Read the text. Carnival Spirit's interior design, celebrates world's great architectural styles

Carnival Spirit's interior design, celebrates world's great architectural styles. From art nouveau to postmodern to funky to Egyptian, the public rooms on the newest ship, the Carnival Spirit, celebrate a wide variety of architectural styles in their interior-design themes. As the Carnival Spirit represents a new class of "Fun Ship", its interior design reinvents the traditional central thematic idea by creating a mood of diversity through a synthesis of highly divergent décors.

"Although the central idea for this ship could be called 'noteworthy décor styles,' it's really a very abstract unifying theme," said Joe Farcus, interior architect for the "Fun Ship" fleet.

"There is a main decorative style used in each of the public rooms - Chinese in one, art deco in another, for example - however, the styles are not necessarily executed in a traditional manner, but rather are more interpretive," he added.

The Spirit Lobby and some public areas are decorated in the art deco style, which uses sleek, graceful lines and slender organic forms. The lobby houses two grand staircases, a bar with dance floor and the information and tour desks. Rich wood and antiqued copper are used extensively in the lobby, stairwells and elevator bays. Railings are a lacy cast copper, stained glass domes in the ceiling provide diffused lighting, and the walls and elevators combine wood, handmade etched plates, marble inlaid frames and embossed copper trimmings.

Art Nouveau – стиль модерн (художественный и архитектурный стиль конца XIX - начала XX вв.)

funky– 1) вонючий; 2) грубо-материальный; приземленный; 3) броский, вызывающий; 4) стиль «фанки» (муз.)

lobby –вестибюль, холл, фойе

copper –медь

stairwell – лестничный колодец

bay –стр. пролет

railing –ограда, перила

diffused –разбросанный, рассеянный

to etch – гравировать

inlaid –мозаичный

embossed –1) резной, тисненый, чеканный 2) рельефный; выпуклый 3) богато украшенный 4) напыщенный (о стиле)

2. Choose the most suitable title to the text:

1) The interior design of the Spirit Lobby.

2) The best design project of Joe Farcus, interior architect for the "Fun Ship" fleet.

3) The diversity of the interior design on the Carnival Spirit.

4) The up-to-date interior design of the public rooms on the Carnival Spirit.

3. Find the English equivalents in the text:

заново открывать (обновлять), представлять, объединяющая тема, выполненный в традиционной манере, вмещать (содержать), цветное стекло, обеспечивать

4. Find the synonyms to the following words:



to be famous for, a great diversity, a feeling of multiplicity, different, remarkable, shiny, refined, impressive, widely, embellishments

5. True or false?

1) Different styles are presented in the interior design on the ship.

2) The Carnival Spirit’s décors are not united by any theme.

3) All the décors on the ship are performed in established styles without any interpretation.

4) The entrance hall of the ship is designed in the style of 30-ties of the 20th century.

5) The décor of the vestibule is rather reserved and have no pretentious garniture.

6. Match the words to their synonyms:

1) to celebrate a) to contain, to have, to include

2) to represent b) to perform, to carry out

3) to reinvent c) to engrave, to carve, to cut

4) to execute d) to unite, to join

5) to house e) to have fun; to glorify

6) to provide f) to renew, to renovate, to reform

7) to etch g) to give, to supply

8) to combine h) to symbolize, to stand for, to characterize

Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form of these verbs:

1) The engraver … little crosses on the copper plate.

2) This marvelous picture … the joys of life.

3) The artist … his imaginative ideas in stone.

4) The architects and the designers … their efforts to create a wonderful interior design.

5) The house is entered through the atrium, where a skylight and glass doors … natural lighting.

6) We … her birthday by going out to a restaurant.

7. Match the definitions to the words:

1) lobby a) slim and graceful

2) sleek b) a rounded roof built on a circular base

3) slender c) glass that has been coloured for artistic purposes

4) graceful d) ornamental pattern, ornamental design

5) stained glass e) a room used as an entrance hall or vestibule

6) dome f) beautiful in movement, style or form

7) frame g) smooth, shiny, and glossy

8) trimmings h) an firm border into which something is fitted

Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form of these words:

1) St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is famous for its beautiful … .



2) The … of the hotel was designed in the Revival style.

3) The decorator used … to make pictures and patterns in windows.

4) The … of the jacket were made of gray leather.

8. Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form of the following words:traditional, noteworthy, to house, to reinvent, variety, graceful, to represent

1) This new building will … several departments.

2) There is nothing particular … in the ornamental patterns of this interior.

3) In the late 80-ties certain musicians and DJs began … the whole feel and style of jazz to fit contemporary street culture.

4) The popular … version of the poem tended to become modified.

5) The composition of the painting is very … .

6) This photograph … my childhood.

7) The Museum contains … of jewellery collections made of silver and gold, enchased with gems and pearls.

9. Match the parts of the sentences:

1) The interior design of the public rooms…

2) A wide variety of styles…

3) The design of the rooms on the ship …

4) Each of the rooms is performed…

5) The Lobby is decorated …

a) … in an interpretative manner.

b) … in the art deco style.

c) … is presented on the Carnival Spirit.

d) … celebrates great architectural styles.

e) … synthesizes divergent décors.

10. Translate the sentences:

1) Архитектор не следовал традиционному стилю в оформлении помещения.

2) Стиль арт деко использует утонченные линии и формы при оформлении.

3) Дизайн интерьера данного помещения представляет собой синтез разнообразного декора.

4) В оформлении вестибюля дизайнер использовал мозаичное стекло, гравировку, мрамор и рельефный орнамент.

11. Retell the part of text which concerns the design of the rooms on the ship, use the following phrases:

to celebrate great architectural styles

to represent a wide variety of architectural styles

interior-design themes

to reinvent the traditional central themes

to create a mood of diversity

a synthesis of divergent décors.

The central idea is noteworthy (remarkable) décor styles

a main decorative style

to be executed in a traditional (interpretive) manner

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