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Unformatted text preview: Roman architecture, which is considered to be more complex in its design and engineering, uses three types of columns. Their most common type is made in Doric 3 style. It is plain and was used when very heavy structures required support (Sayre, 2009). The ionic style was employed more as decorative ends were being met. The third type is the Corinthian style column (Sayre, 2009). It has finer details and is considered superior to the other two types. Roman architecture also employed the use of arches. These were stunning in their day. The use of arches led to the development of the dome (Sayre, 2009). A great example of roman architecture is the Coliseum in Rome. In conclusion, both Greek and roman builders had exceptional engineering and building techniques for their period. Each gave us a legacy that is still a mystery today in many ways. References Sayre, H. M. (2009). A world of art (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Prentice Hall....
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Annavida during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Summer '10