Greek and Roman architecture

Greek and Roman architecture - Roman architecture, which is...

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Running head: GREEK AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE 1 Greek and Roman architecture Katie McIntyre ART/101
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GREEK AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE 2 Greek architecture began to be revitalized during the 7 th century. Initially, Greek architecture was constructed from wood and mud. The buildings we see today are made largely of limestone. The three periods expressed in these later building are Classical, Hellenistic and Roman. Limestone was quarried and cut into large blocks dressed to fit the need of the builders. Some buildings were constructed from marble. However, this material was prohibitively expensive. Marble was used for sculpture. The main styles of Greek architecture are Ionic and Doric. The Doric style dominated in most of Greece and in Italy. The Doric style is the most formal of the two, with the Ionic style being more decorative and relaxed. A shining example of Greek architecture in the Doric style is the Parthenon.
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Unformatted text preview: Roman architecture, which is considered to be more advanced in its design and engineering, uses three types if columns. Their most common type is made in Doric style. It is plain and was used when very heavy structures required support. The Ionic style was, again, employed when more decorative ends were being met. The third type is the Corinthian style column. It has finer details and is considered superior in many ways to the other two types. Roman architecture also employed the use of arches. These were stunning and baffling in their day. The use of arches led to the development of the dome. A good example of Roman architecture is the Coliseum in Rome. Both Greek and Roman builders had exceptional engineering and building techniques for their age. Each gives you a legacy that is still a mystery in many ways today....
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