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View Poll Results: The Architecturalisms are labled....
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Favorite '...ism'? PART 1, Ancient Architecture

Hello there, I've chosen what I belive to be the 15 most prominent architecturalisms of the 'ancient' times; some from early modern times aswell.
All you have to do is vote for your favourite architectural style....

Right, I've also picked out pictures of buildings that I think represent its style the best.


1. Pre-Classicism



Ishtar Gate, Babylon, 605-563 BC

2. Indism



Taj Mahal, Agra, 1630-53

3. Hellenic Classicism



Parthenon, Athens, 447-432 BC

4. Confucianism



The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1420

5. Roman Classicism



Colosseum, Rome, AD 70-82

6. Shintoism



Floating Torii Gate, Japan, 12th Century

7. Christian Classicism



Durham Cathedral, England, 1093-1132

8. Islamicism



Blue Mosque, Istanbul, 1610-16

9. Gothic Scholasticism/Commercialism



Cloth Hall, Ypres, 1202-1304

10. Baroque



San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome, 1633-67

11. Rococo



Zwinger Palace, Dresden, 1711-22

12. Neoclassicism



Altes Museum, Berlin, 1824-8

13. Exoticism



Royal Pavilion, Brighton UK, 1815-23

14. Medievalism



Royal Courts of Justice, London, 1868-82

15. Victorianism



St. Pancras Station, London, 1864-74



This thread took me ages to make, so any replies are most welcomed.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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A good idea for a thread, but ancient is hardly an appropiate description for some of these.
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I did say 'some from early modern times aswell'

I was aware that many of these were quite 'modern'

But couldn't think of a better world than 'Ancient'


I Will make a PART 2 thread featuring modern styles such as Expressionism and Technoism.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #4
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I also like your own invented terms for some of them, its different from what the architectural elite have, and why not? It beats some lectures I once attended on the differences between Corinthian, Doric and Ionic Architecture Columns, anyway.
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I think it makes sense to lump everything before the industrial revolution together.
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I had no idea the Palace of Westminster is Victorian architecture....

But apparently Victorian architecture is seen as a mix between gothic and classical architecture - So I guess that first the palace perfectly then.
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Hellenic obviously
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I voted for Roman since it A) looks good and B) was the first monumental architecture that was largely built for the people.
Previous civilizations seemed to mainly build for the priests and the kings (I know there are exceptions to this generalization such as the Greek theater and the agora). Yes the Romans built palaces, temples, and forts but they also built theaters, amphitheaters, racetracks (circus maximus), forums, roads, aqueducts, and even shopping malls (example: the multi-level shopping complex built on the hill next to Hadrian's forum). Some Roman temples such as the Pantheon were designed to hold large numbers of worshipers. The Romans also had such a huge impact on later styles. In addition there was the first use of concrete in construction, the extensive use of the arch and its derivatives (barrel vault, dome, etc), and the propagation of standard building types to all parts of the empire.

The "Islamicism" style shown owes somthing to the Romans too. The picture shows a mosque that looks similar to Hagia Sophia which was built under Justinian the Great of the Eastern Roman / Byzantine Empire. When the Turks captured Constantinople in 1452, they added the minirets which actually improve the look. Hagia Sophia seems to have originally been an inward looking building... more attention was paid to how the interior looked compared to the exterior.
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