ART & ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

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It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the art and architecture that they are seeing, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.

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Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category you will find information about Art & Architecture in the U.S.  The styles presented here are the ones that were most prevalent during the period that a given Region was most known for.

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These blogs are each presented in a ‘bullet point’ style that is designed to give you just a few pieces of information about things that you will potentially see and do on a road trip in America.

 

Either these tidbits will:

help you get the most of your visits, (if you don’t need too much to be satisfied)

or

whet your appetite for more information (about the things that you find really interesting and want to know more about).

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To help you easily find information for the area you are currently interested in, I have divided the country into 9 Regions.  (You may read more about each region in the intro to the category on this site called The U.S. in 9 Regions).

After you have identified the Region that you are visiting, scroll down until you find the blog for that Region.

Here are the states (and other areas) in each Region:

REGION 1: NEW EUROPE:

Maine * New Brunswick * Nova Scotia * Province of Québec

REGION 2: NEW ENGLAND AND THE ORIGINAL COLONIES:

Virginia * New York * Massachusetts * Maryland / Washington D.C. * Rhode Island * Connecticut * New Hampshire * Delaware * North Carolina * South Carolina * New Jersey * Pennsylvania * Georgia * Vermont

REGION 3: THE DEEP SOUTH:

Florida * Alabama* Mississippi Louisiana * Arkansas

REGION 4: BLUE GRASS COUNTRY:

Kentucky * Tennessee * Ohio * West Virginia

REGION 5: THE BREADBASKET:

Oklahoma * Missouri * Nebraska * Kansas * Iowa

REGION 6: THE GREAT LAKES:

Michigan * Indiana * Wisconsin * Minnesota * Illinois

 REGION 7: THE OLD WEST:

North Dakota * South Dakota * Wyoming * Montana * Colorado * Nevada

REGION 8: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST:

Washington * Oregon * Idaho * Northern California

REGION 9: THE SOUTHWEST:

Central & Southern California * Texas * Arizona * Utah * New Mexico

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After you have identified the blog that is appropriate for your region, you will notice inside the blog that there are links to Two other blog lists.  One is a summary of architectural styles and the other is a summary of art styles, and these are designed to help you see how they fit chronologically into history’s timeline .  Make sure to click on those links for more information!

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Click on the Blog, and enjoy the information found there. Remember that this is in no way an exhaustive compilation of facts or a complete picture of this Region’s Art & Architectural styles.  It’s just a few interesting things that are designed to help what you are seeing to come alive a bit and get you started.  The rest is up to you!

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