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Arts and Crafts Era "Building with History" Video with Brent Hull

Brent Hull discusses the Arts and Crafts movement, a revolution that embraces simple and honest architecture, as he explores a bungalow house in Texas' Fairmount Historic District.

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Colonial Revival Style "Building with History" Video with Brent Hull

Brent Hull walks you through the history of the Colonial Revival style—what makes this style unique and still popular today.

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Georgian Style "Building with History" Video with Brent Hull

Brent Hull takes you on a visual tour through the history of the Georgian era during a visit to a home inspired by Drayton Hall.

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Beauty, Traditional Architecture, and Unity

President Trump set out an Executive Order that calls for a Commission to suggest guidelines for restoring the beauty of traditional classicism in new federal buildings. A nonpartisan issue, President Biden should execute it immediately.

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Traditional Building Virtual Conference On-Demand

Earn over 10 AIA CEUs by attending the Traditional Building Virtual Conference's on-demand sessions.

Product Reports

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Gilding

The history and application of gilding.

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Steeplework at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

Faithful steeplework replicates timber spires in steel and new slate at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.

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Frescoes

Quick in execution and long-lasting, frescoes are known as a true art form.

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Preserving Decorative Finishes

The art of preserving decorative finishes.

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Ceramic Tile History

The history of ceramics as a building material.

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Traditional Roofing Materials

A look at roofing materials for historically inspired buildings.

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A Changing Timber Frame of Reference

In their third life, massive timbers are recycled into a second, new timber-frame building.

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Metal Windows

Metal windows, the soul of America’s historic commercial and civic structures, provide a peek into the past. Here are some of the companies that specialize in recreating these views of bygone eras.

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Brownstone Doors

Brownstone Doors specializes in expertly crafted reproduction of historic doors, entryways and storefronts. Our knowledge of New York City historic door details is unparalleled. We provide custom entry door solutions from conception to installation for historic and designer homes and commercial landmark properties.

Blogs & Opinion Pieces

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Beauty, Traditional Architecture, and Unity

President Trump set out an Executive Order that calls for a Commission to suggest guidelines for restoring the beauty of traditional classicism in new federal buildings. A nonpartisan issue, President Biden should execute it immediately.

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Cheap Old House

The remodeling market now exceeds $400 B. Home prices are up too, a projected 5.7% increase this year.

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Building Technology Heritage Library: Ornament

The APT Building Technology Heritage Library has a visual cornucopia of documents that tell the story or architectural ornament.

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Got Muntins?

Leave the windows alone.

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The Existential Craftsman

You're free to choose. You're responsible for your choices.