Sometimes, I think architectural history is even more fascinating and meaningful than the history of smaller-scale arts like painting and sculpture. In this post, I give you three reasons why you should learn about architecture.
Listen to me chat about Notre-Dame de Paris with Jo McLaughlin of Jo's Art History Podcast.
Learn about the beautiful Spanish churches used in the filming of the new Netflix series Warrior Nun.
Here's my guide to understanding all the controversy surrounding the recent decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a beautiful, massive Gothic Revival church in Newark, New Jersey. Join me for a virtual tour where I recap my recent visit.
As I'm sure all of you know by now, the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris caught on fire yesterday and suffered extensive damage. Yesterday's events made me appreciate what a true miracle it is that any ancient treasures survive at all. But just because they've gotten this far doesn't mean that they will always be around.
The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, was once the home of George Vanderbilt and his family. Now a resort and historic site, it was the main destination of my recent vacation.
Want to enjoy great architecture from your couch? I recently discovered a host of virtual tours of famous works of architecture. How cool is that? While you can never truly experience a place from a computer screen, it's nice to have the option when travelling to the site in person isn't in your schedule (or budget). All of the tours listed are 360° experiences, not just pictures.
If you've read about any type of western architecture, you've probably heard the term basilica. In the modern world, the word is often used to refer to a church, but the two words aren't synonyms. So, what's a basilica?
Romanesque was a major style of medieval architecture that was popular in Western Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries CE. It's the direct predecessor of better-known Gothic architecture. Here's everything you need to know about Romanesque.