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Colonial Architecture - Chapter Summary
Find out more about the features and impact of Spanish, French, Dutch, British and American Colonial architecture using the video and text lessons in this chapter. These lessons take only 5-10 minutes to review and are conveniently accessible from any device 24/7, so your study sessions can fit into your busy schedule. Take the brief self-assessment quizzes to determine how much you have learned and measure your readiness to move on to new topics. Once you review this chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline characteristics of Spanish and French Colonial architecture
- Describe features of Colonial architecture in the American South
- Provide facts about Dutch and British Colonial architecture
- Define key architectural terms relevant to this architectural style
1. Characteristics of Colonial Architecture: Spanish & French
Colonial styles of architecture form the basic aesthetic of many American towns. In this lesson, we'll talk about French and Spanish colonial architecture and find out how to identify characteristics of each.
2. Colonial American Architecture in the South
Colonial architecture is synonymous with early American history. Colonial architecture refers more to a time period in which houses were built rather than a particular style. In fact, the styles vary as much as the backgrounds of the immigrants who built them. This lesson will focus on the Southern style of Colonial architecture -- namely, Georgian and French.
3. Colonial Architecture: Dutch & British
Every colonial empire that came to North America brought a piece of home with them. In this lesson, we're going to explore the similarities and differences between Dutch and British colonial styles of architecture.
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