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greeks architecture

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araceli padilla

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of greeks architecture

Ancient Greek Architecture
The 3 Orders
Why is Architecture so important?
Through their temples, sculptures, and pottery, the Greeks incorporated a fundamental principle of their culture. To them it meant excellence and reaching one's full potential!
Ancient Greek art emphasized the importance and accomplishments of human beings.
Much artwork was government sponsored and intended for public display. Therefore, art and architecture were a tremendous source of pride for citizens!
The ancient Greeks invented three types of columns that were used all over ancient Greece.
Doric is a plain styled column, it is used more for strength than beauty. An example of Doric architecture is the Parthenon.
Ionic is thinner and more elegant. found in eastern Greece and the islands.
Corinthian is decorated with acanthus leaves. Corinthian style example, Temple of Zeus at Athens.
architecture is the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings .
for the Greeks ,temples were not only places to worship the gods but also impressive symbols of their society and culture
the architectural remains of ancient Greece illustrates how the cultural context and evolving values affected their aesthetic
Greek Architecture
Today's Architecture
Buildings, monuments, and even houses have always borrowed ideas from some of Greece's most famous landmarks throughout history.
The greatest contribution of Greek Architecture is the use of the columns ,which we still use today .
For example the White House and Capital Building have columns on the front, and Greek was known from their columns on their temples.
What we learned?
Greek Architecture Influenced buildings today
Most Greek Temples are made for the Gods
The 3 main collums used are Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian
Ancient Greek buildings were important to the people until today!
the three types of columns
Period 2
Jenyfer Reynoso
Araceli Padilla
Bianca Subido
Rosario Flores
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