A style of architecture and decoration popular during the 1920s and 1930s in Europe and North America. Living room design ideas for small spaces It combined bright colors and geometrical decoration with particular motifs from ancient Egyptian art.
A decorative style that spread throughout Europe from about 1890 to 1910, in which sinuous shapes based on plant tendrils and stems predominate. Its name was intended to show that this was a new style and not a revival.
In Roman architecture an open courtyard surrounded by rooms forming part of a house; later used to describe a covered courtyard (often glazed) forming part of a large building.
A short post supporting a rail, often forming part of a staircase or balcony.
Masonry made of massive blocks in which the horizontal joints are deeply cut to suggest that the wall is made up of horizontal bands.
A building or room used for Christian baptisms; baptisteries are often circular or polygonal spaces with the font placed in the center.
A style of architecture, popular in churches and grand palaces during the 17th and 18th centuries, especially in Spain, Italy, and central Europe. Baroque buildings were massive structures that featured curvaceous walls and shapes, and exuberant decoration.
A vault with a semicircular cross section, like a half-cylinder in form; also called a tunnel vault.
A small turret that projects from the top or corner of a structure, such as a castle or tower.