Revivalism (architecture)
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Revivalism Architecture
Typical historicist house: Gründerzeit building by Arwed Roßbach in Leipzig, Germany (built in 1892)

Revivalism in architecture is the use of visual styles that consciously echo the style of a previous architectural era.

Modern-day revival styles can be summarized within new Classical architecture. Revivalism is not to be confused with complementary architecture, which looks to the previous architectural styles as means of architectural continuity.


Preclassical Revival
Ancient era Revival
Postclassical Revival
Medieval Revival
Schwerin Palace, historical ducal seat of Mecklenburg, Germany - an example of pompous renaissance revival for representation purposes (built in 1857)
Renaissance Revival
Opera, Paris (Palais Garnier) by Charles Garnier, 1861-1875
Baroque Revival
Modern Revival
Other Revival


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