• Purpose in a Nutshell:

    This blog provides an educational resource for the related topics of architectural styles, cultural landscapes, and urban design approaches. Like all knowledge, this is a living document, cumulative, and subject to revision and feedback. You are welcome to use images and information with proper credit to the blog URL and author. The European architecture pages will be added through early 2012.

    Launched in December, 2011, this expands upon the author's original Architectural Styles of America web sites.

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American Architectural Styles: An Introduction

Exterior styles are a product of deeper cultural values that representĀ a particular place and time. Styles are somewhat analogous to clothing fads, which can come and go, and sometimes return. Back when the spread of cultural ideas and fashions across the country was slower, certain architectural styles remained in vogue for multiple decades or longer, … Continue reading