art form

Definitions of art form

n (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)

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architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture
architecture as a kind of art form
sonata form
a musical form having 3 sections -- exposition and development and recapitulation; characteristic of 1st movement of a sonata or symphony
a German style of architecture begun by Walter Gropius in 1918
Byzantine architecture
the style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire developed after the 5th century; massive domes with square bases and round arches and spires and much use of mosaics
Greco-Roman architecture, classical architecture
architecture influenced by the ancient Greeks or Romans
Gothic, Gothic architecture
a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
Romanesque, Romanesque architecture
a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and arcades
Moorish, Moorish architecture
a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
Victorian architecture
a style of architecture used in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria; characterized by massive construction and elaborate ornamentation
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form, kind, sort, variety
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

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