West Front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

US Capitol Building ( Capitol ) - Architectural examples from around the world influenced by ancient Greek art

Archbishop's Palace at Prague Castle, Czech Republic

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

Archbishop's palace at Prague Castle. A fine Rococo example of architecture with a softer, more graceful approach with colors that are pale and shapes that curve.

Built in the thirteenth century, Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France is a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

Sacred Buildings: Gothic Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. Chartres is one of the most famous cathedrals in France, and is widely praised for its sculpture, stained-glass windows, and high gothic style.

Philip Johnson's At&T Headquarters (now the SONY Building) is often cited as an example of postmodernism.

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

Great intro to architecture styles, dates, info and pics for all

I.M. Pei, Architect - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

The Art Deco Chrysler Building in New York City has jazzy automobile ornaments

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

From prehistoric to modern, here are the key periods and styles in architectural history, with links to photos and resources, and thoughts on beauty.

The Baroque Palace of Versailles in France began as a simple stone and brick home designed by Philibert Le Roy in 1624. In 1669, architect Louis Le Vau began a detailed renovation and expansion.

Would love to see at night. The Baroque Palace of Versailles in France began as a simple stone and brick home designed by Philibert Le Roy in In architect Louis Le Vau began a detailed renovation and expansion.

Villa Almerico-Capra, also known as Villa La Rotonda, by Andrea Palladio

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos

Romanesque Apses Surround the Tower of the Basilica of St. Sernin (1070-1120) in Toulouse, France

What makes a building beautiful? Architecture in Photos


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