Architectural style

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Architectural style

The overall appearance of the architecture of a building, including its construction, form, and ornamentation; may be a unique individual expression or part of a broad cultural pattern.
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architectural style

A classification characterizing buildings that share many common attributes, including similarity in general appearance, in the arrangement of major design elements in ornamentation, in the use of materials, and in form, scale, and structure. Such styles are often related to a particular period of time, geographical region, country of origin, or religious tradition, or to the architecture of an earlier period. Often, a term that includes the word style (such as Santa Fe style) is an architectural mode rather than an architectural style.
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Predominant from 1850 to 1890, the National Folk Style architectural genre is identified by its graceful and simplistic make.
* Mumbai was selected for "its blend of two centuries of architectural genres" around the 22-acre Oval Maidan - the 19th-century Neo-Gothic buildings and the art deco buildings of Marine Drive, but has not made any mark.
They never recorded any sites of actually contemporaneous energy production, such as nuclear power stations, or the seemingly faceless yet ever-multiplying buildings of postwar industrial administration; nor would the Bechers reflect on the conditions of collective consumption, palpably evident in the more recent architectural genres of suburbia and the shopping malls dotting European and American cities and landscapes.

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