In The Story of Architecture we start the end of pre-industrial revolution course.
Your reading starts on 119 and end on 133. The period includes many styles of structures based on Greek and Roman design. Post and Lintel construction is the predominate form of the Neo-classical era and today. As you drive around your community point out the various styles.
Identifying Dominate Lines In Architecture
This exercise will help with your perception and analysis of lines in buildings. Find ten images of buildings. Trim them into clean rectangles and squares. Use a glue stick to arrange the images on white paper. Analyze each building to pick out the dominant lines (the strongest lines), which define the shape or form of the building. In many buildings these will be straight lines, but you may find some pictures where the dominate lines are curved. Now take a wide black marker and draw a line on top of the dominate lines in each photograph. A ruler might help with the straight lines.