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Old August 19th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Your Top Three Favorite Architectural Styles?

What are your top three favorite styles?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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Such timid souls...

1) L'Ecole des Beaux Arts
2) Neo-Gothic
3) Art deco
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Old August 21st, 2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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1. Modernist (there's different types...like do we classify the International style under it?)
2. Art Deco
3. Neo-Gothic
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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1. Art Nouveau
2. Art Deco
3. ? Many. May be the old, real Gothic, may be the brand new "organic" style a'la Calatrava
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 05:53 PM   #5
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My two favorites, in no particular order

GOTHIC - especially cathedral gothic. Some reasons why:

(From a couple of poems I'm working on)
When the sun hits the stained glass:
Glass tapestries, woven of fiery gems
by the sun kindled; light shouting back to light
in blazing rainbows of exultant joy

The splendor and joy that seem to come so naturally to Gothic
Music transformed to stone; glad rhapsodies
Of praise, ideal geometry made solid;
Harmonious proportion giving stately
rhythm to the marching pillars, and
guiding nimble vaults as they dance upward,
measure by measure.

The jubilant upward rush of towers and spires (Like skyscrapers, Gothic churches don't just sit on their sites, they RISE from them)...

Walking through the barely wide enough for one car, twistier than a snake's belly, medieval streets of York, my jaw hitting the pavement as I suddenly come face to face with the skyrocketing fireworks display of stone and glass that's York Minster...

Saint Patrick's, with her lacey spires, gables,and finials, nestled delicately among the office towers of Midtown Manhattan (As far as I know, only Gothic can make so vast a weight of stone look delicate)...

The throngs of saints and angels, heroes, demons and villians, in stone, glass, wood, and metal, telling their chapters of that history (with lively detours into local events, and, admittedly, a good helping of legend) which will end in God's final triumph.

Along with the grand epic, scenes from everyday life, in which even the humblest laborer might look up and see himself (or herself) as a part of the earthly and heavenly city of God. And, speaking of sculpture, we can't forget...

The gargoyles grinning, smirking, scowling, & making outrageous faces at you as they lurk and peer and pop out of unexpected corners WAY up there in the high reaches (you KNOW they're there, even if you can barely see them)...

I could go on and on...
(more on Art Deco later)
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 06:11 PM   #6
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Gothic, Baroque and Futurist.

Emporis has a list of definitions here, btw: http://www.emporis.com/en/ab/ds/sg/ra/bu/ca/ap/sy/
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:27 AM   #7
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 03:33 AM   #8
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1. Art Deco
2. Postmodern
3. Gothic

When they come up with a decent name for the new "crystalline" style, I'll switch postmodern for it.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:02 AM   #9
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modern
http://www.ahojky.net/images/China/b...ong%20kong.jpg
crystalline
http://newconstruction.cc/Loft_Image...useumPark1.jpg
art deco
http://www.modernsilver.com/Chrysler%20Building.jpg
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 06:13 PM   #10
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These are my favourite styles.

1. Modernism
2. International
3. Art Deco
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Old August 24th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #11
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Gothic
Organic
Deconstructivist

...among many others
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Old August 24th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #12
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Modern, the examples found in HKG and other cities around the world

Art-deco

International Style, ie. Sears Tower
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Old August 25th, 2005, 08:09 PM   #13
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Gothic
Art nouveau (catalan art nouveau)
Art Déco
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Old August 26th, 2005, 01:51 AM   #14
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1. Ancient Egyptian.
2. Gothic.
3. Art Nouveau (Catalan Modernisme)
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Old August 26th, 2005, 09:14 AM   #15
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so many good styles.. so hard to choose..
deconstructivsm
the new futuristic style that is developing in japan (I don't know what its called but it looks like nothing from before)
and organic
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Old August 26th, 2005, 09:27 AM   #16
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Ultra Modern
Art Deco
Neo-Gothic
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Old March 30th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #17
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Modernism in Catalonia, (Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch.....), Catalan modernism should not be defined as Art Nouveau, I agree there was one in the same period, and it is true that different elements have quite similar, but the architecture, the Catalan Modernist style is more alive, colorful, funny and more futuristic to Art Nouveau French, German or another part of the world. Completely different worth defined differently.

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Old March 30th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #18
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Old March 30th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #19
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1. Art-Deco.
2. PoMo.
3. A tie between Neoclassic and Gothic.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:22 AM   #20
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My Top Three: Gothic, Gothic Revival, and Baroque (and Georgian too!).

I'm on the wrong continent.

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