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View Poll Results: Your Favourite Historical Style Of Architecture?
Beaux-arts 13 20.63%
Romanesque 6 9.52%
Neo-classical 13 20.63%
Spanish Revival 7 11.11%
Renaissance Revival 5 7.94%
Neo-gothic 19 30.16%
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Old November 4th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #21
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Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classical.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #22
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They are all good.
But since the point is to pick one, I select Reniassance Revival as a good balance between the severity of Neo-classical and the sometimes overwrought Beaux Arts style (and the earlier Baroque for that matter). I like how the architects of the Reniassance took Roman and Greek styles as a basis and developed something "new".
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Old November 5th, 2006, 08:03 AM   #23
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You left out at least three other historical styles...
  • Art Deco from the 1920's
  • Modernism from the 50's to 70's
  • And Post Modernism from the 70's through the mid 90's

Historical is any thing from the past, all three of these styles have come and gone (We are in New Modernism today).

My vote is for Modernism, especially work by Mies Van der Rohe, and SOM in the 50's-70's (Sears Tower, John Hancock...)
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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #24
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It's hard to pick only one of these + there are also other great architectural styles...
Anyway, let's say Neo-Classical
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #25
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This is by no means an exhaustive list of historical architectural styles! Here in Europe we have Gothic without the "neo-" prefix, and Renaissance without the revival - and the original styles tend to be better than their copies too!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:53 AM   #26
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Neo-classical, if I had to choose one.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #27
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None of these styles ;] I like modern architecture
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