Architectural style

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Under style (also architectural style ) refers to a regionally or internationally significant style in architecture and civil engineering . It is the formal language typical of an architect , an architecture school or a historical epoch or region .

The most important classification of architectural styles is based on time periods in the context of certain rooms and cultures . This is closely or loosely related to other styles within art history , closely, for example, furniture styles , and less closely to those of painting and sculpture . The styles of clothing also play a role in the interior design and ornamentation . Due to the scope of the work, architectural styles naturally change slowly, hardly follow fast-paced fashions, and are often only widely used one or two generations after analog developments in other art branches, or they spread slowly. Successive styles also overlap for decades.

Overview of essential styles

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See also: History of Architecture - Overview of the main styles of architectural history

middle Ages

Modern times

19th century

20th century

Regional and local architectural styles (selection)

Neuberg style
Neuberg style
Bergisches Land , beginning of the 20th century: a heritage protection architecture that went back to the tradition of the Bergisches Haus .


  • Wilfried Koch: Brockhaus architectural style . 31st edition. Wissenmedia, Gütersloh 2013, ISBN 978-3-577-00302-5 , p. 528 .
  • Richard Reid: Architectural Style . EA Seemann, Leipzig 2000, ISBN 978-3-86502-042-0 , pp. 432 .

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