Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tudor Style

Tudor Style architecture almost go hand and hand w/ the Ivy League stature. Near almost all Ivy League Universities/ Prestigous Universities you will find Tudor Style houses/buildings near or even on campus. Here's a few for good measure!

"Tudor style architecture is the final development of of medieval architecture during the Tudor Period (1485–1603) and even beyond, for conservative college patrons. It followed the Perpendicular style and, although superseded by Elizabethan architecture in domestic building of any pretensions to fashion, the Tudor style still retained its hold on English taste, portions of the additions to the various colleges ofOxford and Cambridge being still carried out in the Tudor style which overlaps with the first stirrings of the Gothic Revival.

The four-centred arch, now known as the Tudor arch, was a defining feature; some of the most remarkable oriel windows belong to this period; the mouldings are more spread out and the foliage becomes more naturalistic. Nevertheless, "Tudor style" is an awkward style-designation, with its implied suggestions of continuity through the period of the Tudor dynasty and the misleading impression that there was a style break at the accession of Stuart James I in 1603." - Wikipedia/ Encyclopedia Britannica

The first one is the famous Tudor style retailer "Liberty of London". Love this!

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