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[Architecture Periods and Styles]

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The tables below list the descriptions of architectural styles and their periods within history.
 

Architecture Styles

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Style

Description

Baroque

Elaborate style developed in 17th century Europe

Brutalism

Stark modern style without decoration

Byzantine

Domes and minarets as in 5th century Byzantium

Classical

Formal precise style based on Rome and Greece

Colonial

Gregorian style of 17th - 18th century English settlements in North America

Decorated

14th century English Gothic style using decorative mouldings and tracery

Early English

13th century English Gothic style with pointed arches and lancet windows

Flamboyant

15th - 16th century French Gothic style

Gothic

13th - 15th century style with pointed windows and arches

Neo-classical

Late 18th century style reviving the precision and symmetry of Greece and Rome

Norman

11th - 12th century style from Normandy

Palladian

18th century style based on Italian architect Andrea Palladio

Perpendicular

Late Gothic style in England with emphasis on vertical lines

Regency

Early 19th century using stucco / tall windows / delicate iron balconies

Renaissance

15th - 17th century Greek and Roman idealistic style

Rococo

Profusely elaborate style developed in 18th century Europe

Romanesque

9th - 12th century European style represented by the Norman in Britain

Transitional

Early 12th century European style marked in Britain by combination of Norman and Early English

 

Architecture Periods

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Periods

Time

Greek

600BC - 100 AD

Roman

100 BC - 400 AD

Byzantine

400 AD - 1453 AD

Romanesque (North Europe)

950 AD - 1150 AD

Norman (England)

1075 AD - 1100 AD

Gothic

1150 AD - 1100 AD

Renaissance (Italy)

1400 AD - 1500 AD

French Renaissance

1500 AD

Baroque (Italy)

1600 AD - 1750 AD

Georgian (England)

1725 AD - 1800 AD

Rococo

1750 AD

Regency (England)

1800 AD - 1825 AD

Art Nouveau (Europe)

1890 AD - 1910 AD

Expressionism (Germany)

1910 AD - 1930 AD

Functionalism

1920 AD -

International Style

1920 AD -

Brutalism

1950 AD -