Greek Architecture Case Study

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Study showcases that Architecture is described as an art representing a building structures, and can have both practical and symbolic purposes. It is, however, much more than just building or just art. Prior to this, the architecture of a high level of cultural and technological development speaks of its people and their history, giving special attention their values, and announces their largeness. A building whose architect was inspired by other cultures not only tells of its own high level of cultural and technological development, history, and character, but that of the other power of producing an effect on individuals as well. History is shared by their building erected in remembrance of a person or event through the ages,
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2), Greek architecture extend across 900 B.C.E. to the first century C.E and continues to have intellectual depth and insight influencing modern building and artwork. Greek design is different from each other, and powerful. It is loaded heavily with symbolism, and emotion. Perhaps no other work of art or building so completely speaks of the strength and length of life of the ancient Greek culture than the circa 495–429 B.C Parthenon. The Parthenon has sat, through the ages, in its ancient great brightness at the top of the Athens acropolis since it was built between 447 and 438 B.C.E. Built as a temple to honor Athena, the city's patron goddess, including a bestowing profusely 40-foot ivory and gold statue of the Greek goddess Athena. As a matter of fact, the Parthenon became the greatest Doric Greek Temple, and as a marble, gold, and ivory memorial stone to the goddess and her city, it follows the rules of logic that the ancient Greeks also used the wealth serving as a symbol of Parthenon as a government treasury for their…show more content…
We recreate the sober beauty of the Parthenon, heavy with symbolism, in the Lincoln Memorial, and in the Jefferson Monument, in awe of the Pantheon's marvelous domed structure. We venerate our refined ancestors and are in awe of their accomplishments, which are tremendous even by modern standards, and therefore strive to copy the best they had to offer in our own art and sculpture.
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