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Chronology of Architectural Styles 
Classical to Eclecticism to Modern
For a further discussion on regional styles, see;

New York Architecture Images Chronology of Architectural Styles
&
Sydney Architecture Images Chronology of Architectural Styles.
Classical
Egyptian Roman
Ancient Egyptian Tuscan 
Greek Composite
Ionic Roman 0
Doric Corinthian Roman 0
Corinthian Late Roman 0
  Early Christian Roman 0
  Roman Classical 0
Mediaeval architecture
   
Byzantine Tudor and Jacobean
Sassanid Mediaeval Italian Vernacular 0
Romanesque Gothic
Norman ItalianGothic 0 
  Hanseatic Brick Gothic
Chinese architecture
 
Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) 
 
Islamic architecture
 
Islamic
Moorish, Persian, Timurid, Ottoman Turkish, Fatimid, Mamluks, Mughal, Sino-Islamic, Afro-Islamic
 
Renaissance architecture
   
Early German Renaissance
Elizabethan (England) North Renaissance
Cinquecento (Italy) 0 Dutch Renaissance
Plateresque (Spain) 0 Polish Renaissance
Later Hungarian Renaissance
Italian Rennaisance  0 Spanish Renaissance
French Renaissance Renaissance
English Renaissance  0 Mannerism
   
Baroque architecture
   
Baroque German Baroque 0
Italian Baroque 0 Dutch Baroque
French Baroque English Baroque
  Rococo 
   
Seventeenth Century.  
Palladian  
   
Nineteenth Century  
   
NeoClassical Gothick Picturesque 0
Georgian Victorian High Gothic / Ruskinian Gothic 0
Federal Gründerzeit (German late Victorian)
Regency  Late Victorian Free Style 0
Victorian Academic Classical 0 Victorian Industrial 0
Victorian Free Classical 0 Edwardian 0
  Art Nouveau 
  Jugendstil 0
   
Revival styles in 19th-century architecture  
   
Classical Revival 0 Renaissance Revival / Neo-Renaissance
Directoire and Empire North Italian Renaissance 0
Regency Revival Italianate 0 (also neo-Palladian)
Egyptian Revival 0 Second Empire 
NeoGrec / Greek Revival 0 Chateauesque
NeoRomanesque / Romanesque Revival 0 Jacobethan
Richardsonian Romanesque 0 NeoBaroque 0  and 18th century
Rundbogenstyl (German round-arched neo-Romanesque) 0 Beaux-Arts
NeoByzantine Wrenaissance
Russo-Byzantine Queen Anne 0
Muscovite Revival Anglo-Dutch / Flemish Revival 0
NeoGothic / Gothic Revival Dutch Colonial Revival
Scottish Baronial Georgian Revival / Colonial Revival 0
Tudorbethan / Tudor Spanish Revival 0
Muscovite Gothic Spanish Mission 0
Moorish Revival 0 Historicism 0
Indo-Saracenic  
   
19th cent. House Styles  
   
Stick Style 0 Craftsman
Carpenter Gothic 0 American Four-Square
Shingle Style Victorian Worker's Cottage
   
Early Modern architecture  
   
Arts and Crafts Movement  Dutch Expressionist Modern 0
California Bungalow 0 Bauhaus 
Art Deco  Constructivist
Art Moderne 0 Chicago School 
Stripped Classical 0 Prairie School 0
Skyscraper Gothic 0 Sullivanesque 0
Early Modern 0 De Stijl 
  Futurist architecture 
Late Modern architecture  
   
Stalinist Architecture Corbusian
Fascist Stripped Classical (German) Functionalist 0
Italian Fascist Brutalist 0
Socialist realism (art) Postmodern
Socialist Moderne / Socialist Brutalism Modern 0
San Diego Modernism High-Tech Modern
International Style Mid-century modern   Deconstructivist
   
Millenium architecture
Millennium Moderne Millennium Deconstructivist
Millennium Amorphic Millennium Minimalist Modernism
   
American House Styles

Pueblo Styles
Prehistory - Present. Inspired by the simple adobe structures built by ancient tribes, comfortable, eco-friendly pueblo style homes are especially practical in dry climates. Traditional pueblo architecture dates back to the dawn of history; Pueblo Revival houses became popular in the early 1900s and are still a favored style in the southwestern regions of the United States.

Cape Cod House Style
1600s - 1950s. The Cape Cod house style originated in New England in the late 17th century. Today, the term refers to one-and-a-half story homes popular in the United States during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Georgian Colonial House Style
1690s - 1830. This symmetrical, orderly style became prominent in Colonial America.

Log Cabins
1700s - present. Today's log homes are often spacious and elegant, but in colonial America, log cabins reflected the hardships of life on the North American frontier.

French Creole House Styles
1700s - 1800s. Spanish, African, Native American, and other heritages combine to create the Creole houses in America's French colonies.

Federal / Adam House Styles
1780 - 1840. Graceful details distinguish these homes from the pragmatic Georgian colonial style.
19th Century & Victorian House Styles
Greek Revival House Style
1825-1860. Democratic ideals are reflected in the classical details of Greek Revival homes.

Tidewater House Style
1800s. Built in coastal areas of the American South, these homes were designed for wet, hot climates.

Antebellum Architecture
1830-1862. Antebellum is not a style so much as an era. These grand plantation homes reflect the wealth and power of plantation owners in the American South prior to the Civil War.

Victorian Gothic House Styles
1840-1880. These buildings feature arches, pointed windows and other details borrowed from medieval Gothic cathedrals. Included are facts and photos for Gothic Revival, Carpenter Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture.

Victorian Italianate House Styles
1840-1885. Old World ideals transplanted to the United States.

Second Empire House Styles
1855-1885. With their high mansard roofs, these houses evoked European majesty.

Victorian Stick House Styles
1860-1890. Trusses and stickwork suggest medieval building techniques.

Eastlake Victorian Styles
1860 - 1880s. These fanciful Victorian houses are lavished with Eastlake style spindlework.

Folk Victorian House Styles
1870-1910. Just plain folk could afford these no-fuss homes, using trimwork made possible by mass production.

Shingle Style
1874-1910. Home designers rejected fussy Queen Anne ornamentation in homes that evoked rustic coastal living.

Richardsonian Romanesque House Styles
1880-1900. Romantic, castle-like buildings, often constructed of stone, inspired by designer Henry Hobson Richardson.

Victorian Queen Anne House Styles
1880-1910. Towers, turrets, wrap around porches and other fanciful details.
Gilded Age & Early 20th Century House Styles
Beaux Arts House Styles
1885- 1925. Swags, medallions, flowers, balustrades, balconies, grand stairways and other lavish features characterize this style, reserved for grandiose public buildings and homes for the very rich.

Colonial Revival House Styles
1880-1955. These symmetrical houses combine elements of Federal and Georgian architecture.

Mission & California Mission House Styles
1890-1920. Stucco walls, arches and other details inspired by the Spanish mission churches of colonial America.

Tudor Revival House Styles
1890-1940. Decorative half-timbering and other details suggest medieval building techniques.

Cotswold Cottage and English Country Styles
1890-1940. This subtype of the Tudor Revival style may remind you of a picturesque storybook cottage.

Renaissance Revival House Styles
1890 -1935. A fascination for the architecture of Renaissance Europe inspired these elegant homes and villas.

American Foursquare House Styles
1895-1930. This practical, economical style became one of the most popular in the United States.

Prairie School House Styles
1900-1920. The low, linear style pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Craftsman Bungalow House Styles
1905-1930. From the Arts & Crafts movement, an American style popularized through mail order catalogs.

Usonian Houses
1936-1960. When the United States was in an economic depression, Frank Lloyd Wright developed a simplified version of his Prairie School architecture. Designed to control costs, these homes had no attics, no basements, and little ornamentation.

Spanish Revival House Styles
1915-1940. The opening of the Panama canal inspired a variety of Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean styles.

French-Inspired House Styles
1915-1945. French ideas are reflected in Normandy, Provincial, and a variety of other styles.

Art Moderne House Styles
1930-1945. With smooth, white walls and a sleek streamlined appearance, these cube-shaped homes expressed the spirit of the machine age.
Late 20th Century through Today
Ranch Style Homes
1935 - Present. The rambling, no-nonsense Ranch styles became dominant in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. If you live in the suburbs, there's a good chance your home is a Western Ranch, American Ranch, or California Rambler.

Raised Ranch (Split Level) House Styles
1935 - Present. A traditional Ranch Style house is only one story, but a split level, "Raised Ranch" house has room to grow. A finished basement with large windows creates extra living space below, while a raised roof leaves room for bedrooms above.

A-Frame Homes
1957-Present. With a dramatic, sloping roof and cozy living quarters, an A-frame style house is ideal for wintery regions with lots of snow.

Postmodern Homes
1965 - Present. Rebelling against minimalist modernist architecture, Postmodern houses tend to give the impression that anything goes - the impossible is not only possible, but exaggerated.

Neoeclectic Homes
1965 - Present. Decorative details borrowed from the past and selected from a construction catalog create a mixture that can be difficult to define.

Dome Homes
Late 20th century. Monolithic domes and the innovative geodesic dome technology pioneered by Buckminister Fuller.

Earth Homes
From prehistoric times to the present. Cob, straw bale, earth bermed and underground homes are inexpensive, energy efficient and surprisingly comfortable.

The list below primarily refers to American house styles. Such styles as Tudor, Palladian, Georgian, et al. can only be found in their true form in Europe. Many older American houses may have started as one style, but later additions and renovations can disguise if not completely mask their origins. A Federal house may end up with Greek Revival and/or Queen Anne veneers. It may also end up with vinyl-siding hiding all aspects of style except the basic structure. To muddy the waters further, revival styles have revivals. Many houses will not fit into a single style category. The contemporary “McMansions” – large, developer-built houses of varied appearance – might be considered an adulterated revival of the Queen Anne style. The Queen Anne style was, itself, an adulteration of previous styles — a 19th-century version of Post-Modern. Thus this list is not definitive, but simply indicates general trends in American housing styles.

01-A-frame
02-Adirondack
03-American Craftsman
04-Bungalow
05-California bungalow – sometimes two-story, technically not a bungalow; in Australia, almost invariably single storey
06-Cape Cod
07-Catslide cottage
08-Châteauesque
09-Colonial revival
10-Dingbat (apartment building style)
11-Dutch Colonial
12-Federal
13-Federation (Australian Style, Circa 1901)
14-French colonial
15-French-Canadian colonial
16-Georgian Colonial
17-Garrison
18-Georgian
19-Gothic revival
20-Greek Revival Style architecture
21-International
22-Italianate
23-Lanai (style)
24-Log house
25-Longhouse (traditional communal home of Borneo)
26-McMansion
27-Mobile home (or trailer home)
28-Moderne
29-Neo-classical revival
30-Neo-colonial revival
31-New Old House
32-Octagon
33-Pacific lodge
34-Palladian
35-Post-modern
36-Prairie style
37-Pueblo style
38-Queen Anne
39-Queenslander (Australian)
40-Ranch
41-Richardsonian Romanesque
42-Rumah Gadang (traditional style of the Minangkabau in Indonesia)
43-Saltbox
44-Second Empire
45-Semi-detached
46-Sod dug-out
47-Sod house
48-Shingle style
49-Shotgun House
50-Southern plantation
51-Spanish colonial
52-Split-level garrison
53-Split level home, also called split-level ranch
54-Stick style
55-Swiss chalet
56-Tudor, aka Elizabethan and Jacobean
57-Tudor revival
58-aka Elizabethan Revival, Tudorbethan, Jacobean Revival, Banker's Tudor
59-Victorian house
 
For a further discussion on regional styles, see;

New York Architecture Images Chronology of Architectural Styles
&
Sydney Architecture Images Chronology of Architectural Styles.
 
 


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