What is a 'regency' or a regent?
One who rules in the place of/interest of an underaged or incapacitated monarch.
Means an architectural design style that is meant to create a sense of fantasy and inspiration.
English Regency period rooms
treated as individual units with own design, seperate from cohesive interior style.
American Greek Revival meant to express what ideas/concepts/identities?
democracy, national culture, civic virtue and morality
what is a "temple house"
An American Federal (usually) building to which a portico with a pediment has been added.
What issues designers/architects run into when attempting to design Greek revival interiors?
few to no surviving ancient Greek interiors and no windows, textiles or modern interior equivelents
What type of pull became popular after a patent was granted for them/it in 1825?
pressed Glass knobs
Gothic Revival seen as superior style to Classical why?
It was viewed as Christian (Classical=Pagan)
Gothic design is less popular in the United States than in England, why?
No history of Medieval Gothic architecture in the U.S.
vernacular style of Gothic Revial in U.S. (mainly in wood) based on work Alexander Davis and Andrew Downing
brackets at roof line, round arched windows/doors,
asymmetric towers, bay windows, balconies, Italian/Roman motifs
Renaissance Revival buildings
block-like shape, pediments and/or lintels on windows, few to no details, no porches, no balconies no columns etc.
During the Renaissance revival/Italianate, commercial building facades made from (allows masonry walls to be much thinner)