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(Encyclopedia) architecture, the art of building in which human requirements and construction materials are related so as to furnish practical use as well as an aesthetic solution, thus…

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Norman Booth Tell us about your work. What do you do? Part of my time is spent in the classroom giving lectures and leading discussions or in a design studio…

Pritzker Architecture Prize

See also Architects The Pritzker Architecture Prize, sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation of Los Angeles, is considered…

Brewer's: Gothic Architecture

has nothing to do with the Goths, but is a term of contempt bestowed by the architects of the Renaissance period on mediæval architecture, which they termed Gothic or clumsy, fit for…

Brewer's: Ionic Architecture

So called from Ionia, where it took its rise. The capitals are decorated with volutes, and the cornice with dentils. The shaft is fluted; the entablature either plain or embellished. “The…

Brewer's: Italian Architecture

The Roman architecture revived in the fifteenth century, and in vogue during that and the two succeeding ones. It is divided into three schools—the Florentine, Roman, and Venetian.…

Brewer's: Rococo Architecture

A debased style, which succeeded the revival of Italian architecture, and very prevalent in Germany. The ornamentation is without principle or taste, and may be designated ornamental…

Brewer's: Flamboyant Architecture

A florid style which prevailed in France in the 15th and 16th centuries. So called from its flame-like tracery. “The great tower [of Antwerp cathedral] ... most florid and flamboyant ...…

Brewer's: Florid Architecture

The latter division of the perpendicular style, often called the Tudor, remarkable for its florid character or profusion of ornament. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham…

Brewer's: Orders of Architecture

These five are the classic orders: Tuscan, Dorie, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. The following was the usual practice: CORINTHIAN, for temples of Venus, Flora, Proserpine, and the Water…