The Language of Doors (2005)

Index

Classic Entrances
Colonial Style
Georgian Style
Federal Style

Romantic Period
Greek Revival Style
Gothic Revival Style
Italianate Style

Victorian Period
Second Empire Style
Stick Style
Queen Anne Style
Shingle Style
Richardsonian Romanesque Style

Eclectic Period
Tudor Revival Style
Mission Style
Mediterranean Style

Arts and Crafts Period
Prairie Style
Craftsman/Bungalow Style

Modern Period
Art Deco Style
Modernist Style

Adaptations

Ranches
Classical Revival Ranch
California Craftsman/Bungalow Ranch
Prairie Ranch

Foursquares
Craftsman/Bungalow Foursquare
Mediterranean Foursquare
Second Empire Foursquare

Builders’ Colonials
Georgian Colonial
Federal Colonial
Italianate Colonial

Cape Cods
Colonial Cape
Greek Revival Cape
Gothic Revival Cape

Glossary

abacus
acroterium
annulated column
arcade
arch
architrave
astragal
Attic base
ball finial
baluster
balustrade
band course
band windows
bargeboard
bas-relief
batten door
battlement
bed molding
belt course
bevel
board and batten
bolection molding
bracket
broken pediment
capital
casement
casing
castellated
chamfer
cheek wall
chevron
cladding
clapboard
Classical architecture
collar beam
collar brace
colonnade
coping
corbel
Corinthian column
cornice
coupling timber
cove
coved bracket
crenellated molding
cresting
cross gables
crown
cushion capital
dado
dentil molding
diaper
Doric column
dormer
dovecote
Dutch door
ear
Eastlake design
eave
echinus
egg-and-dart molding
elliptical fanlight
engaged column
entablature
entasis
eyebrow
facade
false parapet
fanlight
fantail
fascia
festoon
fillet
finial
fleur-de-lis
fluting
fretwork
frieze
gable
gambrel
gingerbread
glazing
Gothic arch
gutta
half round
half-timbering
hipped roof
hood
interlace
Ionic capital
Ionic column
Irimoya roof
jamb
keystone
king post
latticework
lintel
loggia
lunette
mansard roof
mass
meander
metope
modillion
mullion
muntin
necking
newel posts
nogging
ogee molding
ogee timber bracket
Organic architecture
overhang
ovolo molding
Palladian window
pantile
parapet
patera
pedestal
pediment
pendant
pent roof
Picturesque
pier
pilaster
pineapple
pinnacle post
pitch
plinth
portico
purlin
quatrefoil
quoin
rafter tail
rake
rake molding
rake return
recessed entry
reglet
rendering
return molding
reveal
ridge
rosette
sash
scrollwork
shake
shingle
sidelight
sill apron
skew block
skirt
skirt roof
soffit
spandrel
spindle work
splayed shingle
stepped
stile
strap hinge
stringcourse
stylobate
sunburst
superposition
surround
swag
Syrian arch
threshold
tie beam
tracery
transom light
trefoil
triglyph
truss
Tudor arch
turned work
turret
tympanum
vergeboard
viga
volute
water table
wattle
wing wall
wrought iron

 

Sources Cited

Vincente, Paulo and Tom Connor. The Language of Doors: Entranceways from Colonial to Art Deco, How to IDentify and Adapt Them to Your Home. New York: Artisan, 2005.