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The Architecture of American Houses — Infographic

The Architecture of American Houses

From Postmedieval homes in the new colonies, to the McMansions that have sprung up in the last decades to everything in between, the architecture of the American home is a very interesting journey.  This infographic hits just about every style of home in the past 400+ years since the founding of Jamestown, Virginia to now.  What’s your favorite?  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Artwork of the Day – 12/01/16 (American Progress, John Gast)

Daily Artwork — “American Progress, John Gast, 1873”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

One of the most important and known pieces of American art, this painting it also known as:  Westward the Course of Destiny, Westward ho!, or Manifest Destiny.  It is rich in American symbolism at a time when westward expansion was at its height and there was a renewing sense of optimism in the nation following the Civil War.

1873 — American Progress.  Oil on Canvas.  Symbolism style. John Gast (1842-1896). Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California, USA .
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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Art

 

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