Flashcards in America Before The Skyscraper Deck (10)
Canada, parts of Florida and Louisiana owed their existence to ??????
There were Spanish settlements in Florida, too, and South America was being opened up by both ?????? And Portugal
The architectural style adopted in the colonies was at first a primitive version of that of the parent country at the time of colonisation. Bit by bit, ????? Adaptations due to climatic conditions.....
But it was in the churches of ???? And Peru, some of the earliest colonial buildings still in existence.....
The earliest church on the continent, said to have been founded by Cortez and built around 1521, is ????? at Tlaxcala, near Mexico City, where local cedar wood was used for beams.
'By the 18th century, when the ????? Was already out of fashion in Europe l, South American ????? Had found it's own self-confident individuality- a combination of naivety with dazzling beauty.....'
Their common ancestor was the front added to the cathedral of ????? In 1738.
Santiago de Compostella
After the floridity- exuberant Baroque tempered with peasant innocence- it is almost a shock to find a style of severe simplicity in the dwellings of the early settlers on the ???? Of Notth America.
They evolved a distinctive type of frame house, the ???? Frame, which could easily be erected by a pioneering community.