Greek and Roman Architecture Ck point wk 7

Greek and Roman Architecture Ck point wk 7 - style would be...

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Greek and Roman Architecture 1 Greek and Roman Architecture Andrea Lampkint Art 101 October 29, 2010 Jason Coley
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Greek and Roman Architecture 2 Greek architecture was established and revitalized around the seventh century B.C. Greek architecture was originally come from mud and wood. The buildings of today that we may see on a daily basis are made of limestone. There are three different periods that are expressed in these buildings, that’s Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. To meet the needs of the builders the limestone was quarried and made from marble, this was also a very expensive material. The marble was mostly used for sculpture. Ionic and Doric are the main styles of Greek Architecture. The most popular style for Greece and Italy was the Doric style it seemed to be the more formal one. The Ionic style was more the relaxed and decorative of the two styles. A great example of Greek Architecture which stills stands today that’s Doric
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Unformatted text preview: style would be the Parthenon. Roman architecture has been known to be more advance when it comes to engineering and design. Roman architecture has three types of columns that it uses. One which is very common that is made in the Doric style its used when there was a need for support which was for heavy structures it was very plain. The second was the Ionic style this was only used when there was a demand for decoratitive ends that needed to be met. The last column was the Corinthian style this style was finer in details and was look at as superior than the other two columns. The Roman Coliseum would be an awesome and unique example of Roman Architecture. The Romans and Greek had great builders in those periods which produce awesome work that left us legacy....
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