Classical Architecture: An Introduction to Its Vocabulary and Essentials by James Stevens Curl is a review of the origins of classical architecture in Greek and Roman antiquity. It expresses the theory behind the styles so designers will understand rather than just imitating. Photo from Barnesandnoble.com llc
The group of 8th century CE monuments in Pattadakal, India, are the culmination of the earliest experiments in the vesara style of Hindu temple architecture. The town displays both Dravidian (Southern) and the Nagara (Northern, Indo-Aryan) styles of temple architecture.
The Palacio de Valle was built for the wealthy sugar merchant Oclico del Valle Blanco, and was completed in 1917. The structure and ornamental styles of the architecture are very diverse, to include Mohamedan art, and Mudejar, Byzantine, Venetian, Gothic and Baroque. designs. Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos, Cuba
This is an addition to a Victorian residence by Bojan Simic Architecture. The symmetrical proportions of the original house act as an anchor for the design structure of the addition, linking 2 different styles in one harmonious way.