Classical architecture is more or less consciously derived from the principles of Greek and Roman architecture. The term “classical architecture” also applies to any type of architecture that has evolved to a highly refined state such as classical Chinese architecture, or classical Mayan architecture. The term might be used differently from traditional or vernacular architecture. The type of things you would normally find in these types of buildings would be from the neoclassical movement. Neoclassical is a western movement which is used in Visual arts, Literature, Music and Theatre. The images below are come examples of Classical architecture and the Neoclassical movement.
Romanesque architecture is an architectural style from medieval Europe characterised by rounded arches. Examples of Romanesque architecture can be found across Europe and in England The Romanesque style is traditionally referred to as Normanarchitecture. The images below show some of example of what Romanesque architecture looked like.
Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture. Its characteristics include pointed arches, the ribbed vaultand the flying buttress. Gothic architecture is most used as the architecture of many cathedrals, abbeys and churches of Europe. It is also the architecture of many castles, palaces, town halls, guild halls and universities.
Baroque architecture is the building style of the Baroque era. A lot of catholic churches used this design for a lot of their buildings. The images below show examples of Baroque architecture.
Baroque is also a style of artwork. the images below show some traditional Baroque artwork on the left and more modern Baroque artwork by the photographer Tim Bret Day.
The youtube video below shows how the fashion designer Louis Vuitton has used the Baroque style to advertise his fashion range.
Art Nouveau is a style of art and architecture which is most popular in 1890-1910. Art Nouveau is considered a “total” art style, embracing architecture, graphic art and interior design. The images below show Art Nouveau architecture, art and furniture.
Art Deco or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France after World War I. The style is often characterised by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. The images below show examples of Art Deco architecture, art and furniture.
Modernism became popular after the second world war. Many architects adopted this style for a lot of corporate buildings. The images below show example of modernist architecture. Also the Bauhaus school in Germany was part of the modernist style.
Postmodern architecture began as an international style. The Postmodern style became a movement in the late 1970s and continues to influence present day architecture. The images below show example of Postmodern architecture, artwork and fashion.