Monthly Archives: June 2011

American Georgian

The Georgian style was named after the English Kings George I, II, & III whose ruling periods were from 1714 – 1820. During their reigns in England the colonies became prosperous, the social classes developed, and style mattered. Stately and … Continue reading

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English Neo- Palladian and Georgian

The Georgian name comes from the time period encompassed by the reigning George I, George II, and George III from 1714-1820. 1702-1770 Neo-Palladian comes from the Whig party appointing themselves the deciding factor of taste for the nation. They believed … Continue reading

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Rococo

The Rococo period was a reaction to the heaviness and formality of the Baroque style. Lifestyles were often casual and intimate, they were also more artificial prominent role. Self-indulgence and a lack of morality and self-discipline were typical. The Rococo … Continue reading

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Louis XIV

French Baroque seeks to awe and inspire, not to the glory of the church as in Italy, but to the absolutism of the Sun King, Louis XIV. As the first indigenous example of French decoration, French Baroque porjects projects grandeur … Continue reading

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Baroque

The Baroque period started as a backlash of the Renaissance replacing the emphasis on religion. Most of the major Baroque architecture was first uesd in religious buildings and then later spread to more secular buildings. The word Baroque comes form … Continue reading

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American Colonial: Spain

More than other colonist, the Spanish use impressive buildings to establishand emphasize, collective, or church authority and power. Building designers, who are often priests, are more aware of current architectural developments than are English colonists. However, these styles are interpreted … Continue reading

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China

Ancient Chinese Empires spans from 2852 BC to 1622 AD. There were many great emperors including Fu His which claims that he introduced his people to the arts of music, writting, and painting; the custom of marriage; the skills for … Continue reading

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