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Tanaina (culture or style)
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Tanana
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Taos (Native American style)
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Temple Mound period
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Territorial Style
Architectural style originating in the American Southwest, characterized by squared-off adobe construction, brick coping at the top of the structure, square beams rather than round vigas, and relatively formal Victorian-style windows.

Thule
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Tiki (North American style)
A style reminiscent of the cultures of the islands of the South Pacific. Evident after World War II, its popularity is often attributed to returning U.S. soldiers who were exposed to authentic Oceanic culture during wartime service. The term is variously used to describe architecture, interior design, sculpture, and industrial design. The style peaked in the 1950s, but became resurgent as a fad in the early 21st century. For the small greenstone carvings of the Maori culture, use 'hei-tiki'. For authentic free-standing Oceanic sculpture of deities, use 'ki'i.'

Tlingit (culture or style)
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Tsimshian (culture or style)
Refers to the artwork of the North American Indians of the Northwest Coast who traditionally lived on the mainland and islands around the Skeen and Ness rivers and Milbank Sound in what are now British Columbia, Canada and Alaska. They speak any of three Tsimshian dialects: Niska, coastal Tsimshian, and Kitksan (or Gitksan). Tsimshian is classified as a Penutian language.

Tudor
Period, culture, and English style in architecture and decorative arts during the reign of Tudor monarchs from 1485 to 1603. Influenced by Flemish Mannerism, architectural motifs and forms include ornamental brickwork, gables, and finials while decorative arts feature ornate silverware and richly carved woodwork.

Tudor Revival
Refers to the style of English architecture and interior design in the first half of the 19th century and again in the early 20th. Drawn from domestic architecture of the Tudor period dating 1485-1547, architectural forms and decorative motifs include diapered brickwork, half-timbering, stained glass, and Tudor roses, which were often combined with Gothic elements.

Tuscan order
Refers to the architectural order characterized by unfluted columns, torus bases, unadorned cushion capitals, and plain friezes.

Tuscarora (Iroquois speaking)
General reference for the culture and styles of the Iroquois-speaking Native North American tribe called Tuscarora. Their name derives from an Iroquoian term for “hemp gatherers”; they were noted for their use of indigenous hemp for fiber and medicine. They coalesced as a people around the Great Lakes at about the time of the rise of the historic Iroquois tribes' five nations that was based in the area of present New York state. At the time of European settlement in the 16th century, the Tuscarora primarily occupied what is now North Carolina.

Tyrolean
Nationality, styles, and culture of Tyrol, Austria, which was formerly a crown land of Austria-Hungary, embracing the present Austrian province of Tyrol and parts of northern Italy.

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