style of architecture

Definitions of style of architecture

n architecture as a kind of art form

architectural style, type of architecture
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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
Greek architecture
the architecture of ancient Greece
Roman architecture
the architecture of ancient Rome
Norman architecture
a Romanesque style first appearing in Normandy around 950 AD and used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century
English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, perpendicular, perpendicular style
a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
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art form
(architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)

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