The Elements of Style (1991)

Contents

Tudor and Jacobean (1485-1625)

Baroque (1625-1714)

Early Georgian (1714-1765)

Colonial (1607-1780)

Late Georgian (1765-1811)

Regency and Early 19th Century (1811-1837)

Federal and Empire (1780-1850)

British Victorian (1837-1901)

American Victorian (1840-1910)

Arts and Crafts (1860-1925)

Art Nouveau (1888-1905)

Edwardian (1901-1914)

American Beaux Arts (1870-1920)

Twenties and Thirties

The Modern Movement (1920-1965)

Beyond Modern (1950-1990)

British Vernacular

American Vernacular

 

Glossary

abacus
acanthus
achievement
acroterion
Adamesque
adobe
aedicule
andiron
Anglypta
anthemion
arcade
architrave
area
ashlar
astragal
balconette
balloon framing
baluster
balustrade
bargeboard
barrel vault
barrel-and-groin vaulting
baseboard
batten door
bay window
beaded molding
Betty lamp
blind arch
boiserie
breakfront
bressumer
broken pediment
Brussels carpet
cames
cantilever
capital
carreaux d’octagones
cartouche
caryatid
casement
castellation
cavetto
chair rail
chamfer
cheeks
chimney breast
chimneypiece
Chinoiserie
chintz
Churrigueresque
clapboarding
closed-string
Coade stone
cob
coffered ceiling
colonnade
column
colza lamp
composite
composition
console
console table
coping
corbel
Corinthian
cornice
cottage orne
cove
coved ceiling
cresset
crocket
crown glass
crown molding
cruck
crumb cloth
cupola
curb
curtail step
cusps
cyma
dado
dado rail
deal
dentil
diaperwork
distemper
dog grate
dog-leg stair
doorcase
Doric
dormer
drab
drugget
eaves
eaves cornice
ebonized
echinus
egg-and-dart molding
electrolier
elevation
embrasure
encaustic tiles
engaged column
English bond
entablature
escutcheon
faience
fanlight
fascia
fenestration
festoon
field
fielded panel
fillet
finial
fire irons
fireback
firedog
Flemish bonds
flight
floorcloth
fluting
foil
foliate
forecourt
French doors
French windows
fret
frieze
gable
gallery
gambrel roof
gasolier
Gibbs surround
girandole
glazing bars
gougework
grate
Greek key pattern
Greek meander
groin
guilloche
guttae
half timbering
half-landing
half-lap joint
header
hearth
herm
hipped roof
hob
hob grate
hoodmould
impost
incised
inglenook
ingrain carpet
Ionic
Italian moulding
jamb
japanned
jettied
jib door
joinery
joists
keystone
label
leaded lights
lights
Lincrusta
linenfold panelling
linoleum
lintel
loggia
louver
lunnette
lustre glass
mansard roof
mantel
marbelized
medallion
metopes
millwork
modillion
moire
moulding
mullion
muntin
newel post
nogging
nosing
oculus
ogee arch
open-string
orangery
order
oriel
overdoor
overmantel
overthrow
ovolo moulding
palisade
Palladian style
Palladian window
palmette
pantile
papier mache
parapet
pargeting
parquetry
patera
pebbledash
pediment
pendant
pendentive
piano nobile
piazza
picture rail
picturesque
pier
pier glass
pilaster
pintle
plinth
porphyry
porte-cochère
portico
pulvinated
purlin
putti
quarry
quarry tile
quatrefoil
quirk
quoins
rabbet
rabbeted
rabetted
rail
rebate
reeding
register grate
repoussè
reveal
rinceau
riser
rocaille
Roman cement
rose
rosette
roundel
row house
rubbed brick
rustication
sash window
saucer dome
scagliola
sconce
Scotch carpet
scotia
serliana
shaft
shingle
sill
skirting board
slip
soffit
spandrel
spindle
splayed
spline joint
stair-end
standard
stile
stoop
stop-chamfer
strapwork
stretcher
string
stucco
studs
summer beam
swag
swan’s-neck pediment
terraced house
terracotta
terrazzo
thatch
torus
tounge-and-groove
tracery
transom
transom light
tread
tread-end
trefoil
trelliswork
triglyphs
trompe l’oeil
trophy
truss
tunnel-and-groin vaulting
turkey carpet
tympanum
vellum
veneer
Venetian window
veranda
vergeboard
vernacular
Vitruvian scroll
volutes
voussoir
wainscot
weatherboarding
wicket
widow’s walk
Wilton carpet

Sources Cited

Calloway, Stephen. The Elements of Style: A Practical Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details from 1485 to the Present. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1991.