Brief history of architecture

Humans have always built things. Not only have people constructed buildings for shelter or storage of valuables, but they have erected monuments to great leaders, tombs for their dead, temples for their gods, and public buildings for community gatherings. While architecture and designs may look different around the world and across history, the similarities demonstrate how we have always pushed the limits of human ingenuity.

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Lesson 1. Neolithic Architecture, 9500 B.C.
Lesson 2. Ancient Mediterranean Architecture, 3000 B.C – 300(?) B.C.
Lesson 3. Islamic Architecture, 600 A.D.- 1700s
Lesson 4. African Architecture, 2000 B.C. – 1000 A.D.
Lesson 5. Asian Architecture, 5000 B.C. – 300 A.D.
Lesson 6. Pre-Columbian Architecture, 2000 B.C. – 1600 A.D.
Lesson 7. Medieval Architecture, 500 A.D. to 1600s
Lesson 8. Colonial Architecture, 16th – 20th Centuries
Lesson 9. Early Modern Architecture, 1900 – 1940s
Lesson 10. Contemporary Architecture, 1950s – Present
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