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Architecture mirrors the material and aesthetic standards of a society.
But a significant architectural development of theis period was the invention of corbel brackets, called dougong in Chinese, which are inserted on column heads to support the projecting eaves.
Architectural art reached an advanced level in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) when more and more elegant flexible designs were created, featuring polygonal, multi-eaved roofs, intricate ceiling structures, finely carved doors, windows, colunms and brackets.
www.pasadena.edu /chinese/cultural/architecture.html   (2537 words)

 Log House Architecture in the Eighteenth-Century Virginia Piedmont
This paper therefore surveys architectural history research on log house construction methods and plans in the Virginia Piedmont and surrounding regions to ascertain whether the construction of this Loudoun Valley house can be associated with a particular ethnic group.
An extensive array of architectural history studies address the question of the sources of design and construction methods used in many forms of log house construction in the American colonial period.
Despite variations, the surviving buildings form a coherent group that is recognizably distinct from the contemporary house forms of the other ethnic groups in the region, and that is indicative of the separate nature of Germanic culture in eighteenth-century Virginia.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /users/fennell/highland/harper/demoryarch.html   (8216 words)

 Georgian architecture - Free net encyclopedia
Georgian architecture is the name given in English-speaking countries to the classic architectural styles current between about 1720 and 1840, named after the four British monarchs named George.
Georgian architecture is characterised by its sense of proportion and balance; simple mathematical ratios were used to determine for example, the height of a window in relation to its width or the shape of a room as a double cube.
In Canada the United Empire Loyalists embraced Georgian architecture as a sign of their fealty to Britain, and the Georgian style was dominant in that country for most of the first half of the 19th century.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Georgian_architecture   (398 words)

In fact, the range of our architecture is broad, of many styles and periods, eclectic, and as several owners lived in the same house, maintained and "updated" it, many changes over the years on a given house have enhanced the appearance of the house and maintained the integrity of the original style or did not.
This is an overview with a focus on the old styles in the center of town and in the farm architecture throughout town.
In 1840 at the beginning of the Victorian period the population was 1501 but by the close in 1900 it had dropped to 1079.
www.hollis.nh.us /windowsonhollispast/architecture/houses.html   (8747 words)

 English, Oriental and India Garden Design (1480 - 1840)
He was not fond of allegorical architectural features and did not include Greek ruins or terraces in his designs.
He was conscious of the relationship of architecture to landscape, and he collaborated for some years with John Nash.
The architecture is considered to be very feminine and it is a masterpiece of symbolism.
architecture.arizona.edu /landscape/courses/lar542/english.htm   (3179 words)

 Evansville's Historic Past   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The emphasis on economic stability and social continuity that was established by Evansville's Yankee founders and their descendants is reflected in the mostly intact residential and commercial streetscapes found today.
A rich heritage of architectural styles can be seen in the Evansville Historic District, which includes the commercial district of the City.
Architectural plans, blueprints and/or other documents that illustrate the proposed changes are encouraged.
www.ci.evansville.wi.gov /history.html   (1270 words)

 Religious Architecture
That a sophisticated taste in architecture was present early in Charleston was illustrated by the second St. Philip's Church, built in 1710-23.
Mills' first major contribution to Charleston architecture was the design of the Circular Congregational Church, built in 1804-06, which was the first Pantheon-like church in America.
The style was derived from earlier medieval church architecture, before the rise of the Gothic, and is distinguished from the latter mainly in the use of round, rather than pointed, arches.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/charleston/architecture.htm   (3424 words)

This source covers the architecture of the British Isles before 1550 A.D. Source includes masons, carpenters, carvers, and others who were actually involved in the construction of buildings.
The main focus of the source is architecture because the architecture of the Middle Ages had such a large impact on modern architecture.
The AAF is an educational organization whose goal is to raise awareness of the importance of architecture in daily life.
www.spsu.edu /library/bibs/architecture.html   (3157 words)

 Massachusetts Historic Architecture
When comparing the Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages, from the 12th century to the 15th century, the fundamental difference is that the Gothic Revival Style is strictly concerned with the architectural features, rather than trying to recreate a Gothic building.
Architectural elements from earlier periods were used in a regimental manner.
Some were exact replicas of Federal buildings; however the architectural details and massing are distinguished by their large proportions.
www.oldedartmouth.com /architecture.html   (830 words)

 The Hudson River Valley Institute - Hudson River Valley Architecture
For architecture, the idea of Picturesque characterizes this vision, where buildings were designed and settings were composed as if to be viewed through a frame and appreciated as a work of art.
This was an intellectualized conception of architecture and the landscape that was developed by artists and writers in New York City.
In fact, one had to be literate to absorb this information from a book, but one also had to educated enough to read the complex architectural and landscape vocabulary and to be familiar with its historic and literary sources to appreciate the Picturesque idea from which it sprang.
www.hudsonrivervalley.net /themes/PreCivilWar.php   (2847 words)

 Sag Harbor Architecture
Sag Harbor's architecture is also a study in 18th and 19th century Eastern Long Island history.
The variety of houses in the Village cover more than 200 years of architectural development, beginning with the simplistic Colonial half houses of the early 1700s, to the elaborate Queen Anne homes popular in the late 1800s.
A less austere example of Greek Revival architecture is the L'Hommedieu House (circa 1840), located on the south corner of Bayview and Main Streets.
www.sagharborchamber.com /architecture.htm   (793 words)

 Alexander Jackson Davis (1803–1892) | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rapidly learning the skills of an architectural illustrator, his work was printed by many prominent publishers.
After the partnership with Town was dissolved in 1835, Davis worked primarily without an architectural partner for the remainder of his career.
Although Davis did work on a few buildings in his later years, he spent much of the last twenty-five years of his life drawing large projects that were never built, copying and revising earlier work, and preserving his own history.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/davs/hd_davs.htm   (1117 words)

 Kingwood College Library - 19th Century - the 1840s
Industrial architecture included the factories and mills, such as those of the Essex Company at Lawrence, Mass.
Levi Woodbury was enacted by Congress in 1840, and created a fiscal system that would last until the Federal Reserve Act of 1931.
The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the first of its kind, was established in 1840.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /19thcentury1840.htm   (3035 words)

 architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The following was taken from the National Register--"The Royer house is significant as an architectural example and as a remnant of early industrial development in Western Pennsylvania.
The Royer house is one of the finer remaining examples in Western Pennsylvania of vernacular architecture.
Together the two diverse elements contribute to the formation of a local style which is typical of much early architecture in the district.
www.blaircohistoricalsociety.homestead.com /architecture.html   (542 words)

 Ontario Architecture Styles Page
Many Upper Canadians returning from the war with the United States were second or third generation Loyalists who had inherited land and means from their forefathers.
Once the conflict had passed, they had the money and the time to expand their holdings and indulge their architectural whims.
The George Malloch House, built in 1840, is not symmetrical but still maintains Classic proportions.
www.ontarioarchitecture.com /neoclassical.htm   (1252 words)

 UPNE - Newport Through Its Architecture: James Yarnall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A remarkable coincidence of unplanned historical events has preserved Newport, Rhode Island’s architectural heritage in a way that is rare among American cities.
In the nineteenth century, Newport was the summer home to America’s most prominent families and patrons of outstanding architecture.
Newport’s twentieth-century architecture explored all modern currents, ranging from progressive Bauhaus functionalism as it evolved into the International Style of the 1950s to more conservative Art Deco and Scandinavian Modernism.
www.upne.com /1-58465-491-0.html   (344 words)

 Essays in English Architectural History
Widely acknowledged as Britain’s leading architectural historian, Sir Howard Colvin has been responsible for fundamental research that has helped to bring about a renaissance in English architectural history in the second half of the twentieth century.
Several essays reflect the author's long-standing interest in the problem of the persistence of Gothic architecture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and its revival in the eighteenth, and another treats his equally long-standing interest in the history of the architectural profession.
Formerly reader in architectural history at Oxford, he was knighted in 1995 for services to his field.
yalepress.yale.edu /YupBooks/book.asp?isbn=0300070349   (282 words)

 Louisiana Timeline: Years 1831-1840
The East Feliciana Parish Courthouse in Clinton, built in 1840 is one of the architectural treasures of the state.
Lawyer's Row constructed between 1840 and 1865 in Clinton, East Feliciana Parish is an outstanding group of early 19th century Classical style offices.
Most of the details are atypical of this period of Louisiana architecture, such as the double exterior stairs in front that gracefully curve for part of their ascent away from the gallery.
www.enlou.com /time/year1840.htm   (1030 words)

 Fall 2003 Electives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It focuses on developing methods for both designing and manufacturing architectural surface; this is accomplished through exploring both machinic biases and constraints.
The intent of this course is to bridge the gap between the developer and architect by exposing architectural students to the economic environment in which developers operate.
The primary goal of this course is to illustrate how designers can solve architectural problems that respond to human needs within the context of scarce resources.
www.arch.utk.edu /undergrad_courses/undergrad_electives_f04.html   (936 words)

 The Stylistic Evolution of the American Front Porch
By examining these roles that front porches played in a general survey of American housing styles, the evolution of the front porch in American architecture may be properly viewed.
Georgian houses, a dominant architectural style in the English colonies from 1700-1780, exhibited a distinguishable paneled door.
Gothic Revival architecture, inspired by the architectural influences of Andrew Jackson Downing and Alexander Jackson Davis, first introduced American architecture to the importance and necessity of a front porch.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CLASS/am483_97/projects/cook/style.htm   (872 words)

 The Architectural Test
Take the architectural challenge right now and find out.
Question 2: This style of architecture often has a fanlight above the door and five bays in the front.
Question 10: This style of house is common for utilizing the bay window.
www.midtel.net /~mcselem/architecture/test.htm   (124 words)

 School of Architecture Ph.D. Forum 2005-06
The Ph.D. Students at the Princeton University School of Architecture are pleased to announce the 2005/2006 School of Architecture Ph.D. Forum.
Valeria Koukoutsi-Mazarakis is an independent scholar in Theory and History of Architecture and has her own architectural practice in Princeton, NJ.
Her theoretical work encompasses 20th century architecture with focus on postwar architectural practices of the 1960s.
www.princeton.edu /~soa/nar/nar.html   (727 words)

 American Architecture & Decorative Arts
Architectural Styles--a list of the most promenant architectural styles American and otherwise.
Domestic Architecture in the Medicine Creek Comanche Village (Comanche, 1872-73)
A discussion of American architecture isn't complete without a nod to those structures within the built environment more likely to be described as "kitsch" rather than in more traditional architectural terms.
gis.montva.com /departments/plan/issue/linkpgs/arch.html   (360 words)

 Early Nineteenth-Century Resort Architecture: 1840-1870 - Newport Mansions
Early Nineteenth-Century Resort Architecture: 1840-1870 - Newport Mansions
Education and Research ->History Highlights ->The Meservey Photos ->Early Nineteenth-Century Resort Architecture: 1840-1870
The Stick and Shingle Styles in Newport: 1860-1890
www.newportmansions.org /page11089.cfm   (29 words)

 From Model to Monument: American Public Sculpture, 1865–1915 | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Most of these monuments were produced in bronze, in a Beaux-Arts aesthetic that emphasized naturalism and dynamic treatment of form and surface.
The City Beautiful movement focused attention on a deliberately planned network of buildings, thoroughfares, and parks while acknowledging the importance of monuments and architectural sculpture to their embellishment.
Sculptures, with their custom-designed pedestals, architectural settings, fountains, and approaches, in the most successful instances seamlessly harmonized with parks, squares, cemeteries, or grounds.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/modl/hd_modl.htm   (778 words)

 ANDULELA - Experience Real South Africa (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The modest houses reflect the architecture of the time: a mix of Cape Dutch and Georgian influences, with flat roofs, plain facades fronting narrow streets, and small rooms running off a passageway that led to a courtyard.
The area, the largest concentration of pre-1840 architecture in South Africa, was declared a National Monument.
It’s a vibrant, multicoloured townscape – houses are joyous in purple, orange, lime green and turquoise – with a distinct character that sets it apart from an increasingly faceless city.
www.andulela.com.cob-web.org:8888 /english/cape_malay_history.html   (597 words)

 Architecture: Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amaze clients and customers with your architectural expertise about dozens of residential housing styles.
The influence of English romanticism and the mass production of elaborate wooden millwork after the Industrial Revolution fueled the construction of Gothic Revival homes in the mid-1800s.
Most Gothic Revival homes were constructed between 1840 and 1870 in the Northeast.
www.realtor.org /rmomag.nsf/pages/arch12   (114 words)

 Architectural Timelines 1980s [Architecture of the University of Oregon]
Architectural Timelines 1980s [Architecture of the University of Oregon]
The first Historic Preservation program west of the Mississippi was established in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts by Philip Dole and Marian Donnelly.
Clark, Rosalind L. Oregon Style: Architecture from 1840 to the 1950s.
libweb.uoregon.edu /guides/architecture/oregon/timeline-1980s.html   (345 words)

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