ERIC Number: ED279584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Be a Building Watcher on the Street Where You Live.
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indianapolis.
Architecture is an art form and a guide to the study of history. By increasing visual awareness of the architectural environment more is learned about the history and cultural heritage of an area, region, or country. In addition, an appreciation for fine craftsmanship, good design, and their influences on individual lives is developed. The article describes some basic steps for becoming a "building watcher" and provides explanations of architectural styles and language for the novice building watcher. Included are pictorial descriptions of buildings found in Indiana which are based on architectural styles dating from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s, elements to look for in buildings, and a list of terms to know. (KWL)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architecture, Art Appreciation, Buildings, Cultural Background, Landscaping, Local History
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, 3402 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (Free/in state; $.65/out of state).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indianapolis.