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Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Refers to the style in architecture, interior design, and decorative arts in Britain and Ireland and spread to the United States during the reigns of George I to George IV, between 1714 and 1830. Some authors omit the reign of George IV and refer to the period ca.1790 to 1830 as Regency. Though Classical forms and motifs dominate, the style encompasses Renaissance and Rococo forms as well as a range of Neoclassical styles such as Pompeiian Revival and Etruscan style.

Georgian Revival
Refers to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century English style of architecture, furniture, and decorative arts that revived the architectural forms and decorative motifs of the Georgian period from 1714 to 1830. Georgian Revival architecture, like its model, features symmetrical brick facades, pitched roofs, sashes, and fanlights, while furniture design draws from the styles of Adam, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and Chippendale.

German Renaissance-Baroque styles
Styles belonging to German Renaissance-Baroque cultures.

Germanic (Migration Migration culture or period)
Refers to the style and period associated with the Indo-European speakers of Germanic languages whose origins are obscure, but who inhabited southern Sweden, the Danish peninsula, and northern Germany during the late Bronze Age. In later centuries various groups of Germanic peoples migrated south and west at the expense of Celtic peoples and other inhabitants. The artistic styles of the Germanic peoples are often associated with portable objects, including weapons and personal ornaments.

Refers to the movement in architecture and design in the late 1860s and 1870s marked by an aesthetic of wealth and affluence and characterized by elaborate embellishments such as carved wooden latticework and the addition of the veranda derived from the Picturesque period of English architecture of the 1830s. The style is prevalent in resorts such as Cape May and Martha's Vineyard and in opera houses and mansions of the boomtown mining colonies of the old West.

golden section
Canon of proportion based on the ratio between two unequal parts of a whole when the proportion of the smaller to the larger is equal to that of the larger to the whole.

Style of architecture and design first popular in the United States in the 1950s, typified by roadside buildings such as coffee shops, motels, gas stations, and signs. The style is characterized by bold, angular forms and an intensive use of steel, glass, and neon inspired by The Space Age, science fiction, and car culture. Although origin of the term is unknown, it is speculated to have come from Googie's Coffee Shop in Los Angeles, California, and has since been used to describe similar designs.

Gothic (Medieval)
Refers to the style and period that began in northern France in the mid-twelfth century, and spread to the rest of western Europe during the next 100 years. It evolved into the Renaissance at different times in different parts of Europe. The style evolved in cathedral architecture and is characterized by immense interiors, towers, spires, complex and detailed images in stone, paint, and glass, and soaring height facilitated by pointed arches and flying buttresses. The style also flourished in stained glass, sculpture, elaborate altarpieces, wall painting, and manuscript illumination where it typically features bright color, elongated proportions, intricate detail, and emotional narrative content.

Gothic (Migration culture or period)
Refers to the period and artistic styles associated with the Goths, a Germanic people who probably originated in Scandinavia and migrated to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea after defeating Vandals and other Germanic people in the area, and then migrated to the Black Sea in the second century CE. The term is particularly associated with the great wave of migration in the fifth century CE by the two branches of Goths, the Ostrogoths in Italy and the Visigoths in Spain.

Gothic Revival
Refers mainly to the style in English and American architecture and decorative arts from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. The style is characterized by the use of rosettes, pinnacles, tracery, foils, and polychrome effects inspired by Gothic architecture and reproduced with the aim of historical accuracy.

Grand Rapids
Use to describe a type of mass-produced American furniture produced in Grand Rapids, Michigan, particularly between the 1850s and 1920s.

Greek Revival
Refers to the style of architecture and decorative arts in Europe and the United States from the 1750s to ca. 1840, characterized by the use of Classical Greek forms and ornament. Inspired by 18th century archaeological discoveries, it attempted to closely follow original models.

green design (environmental concept)
Methods of design that are conscious of the ozone-depleting and polluting effects of building materials and processes, that encourage energy and natural resource conservation and recyclability, and are, on the whole, ecologically sound.

Gros Ventre (culture or style)
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