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The Classics of Buildings

November 17, 2016 • admin

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The term Classical Architecture is usually used to the buildings which are made from the guiding principles of the Roman and Greek architecture, and to be specific, sometimes it is the term for the works of Vitruvius. A lot of people are insisting that the Classical Architecture is already at place since the era of Carolingian Renaissance. There are huge variance of classical architecture styles. During the Renaissance era until the second world war and even until to this day, the Classical Architectural Styles have dominated the history of the architecture in the Western World.

Maison Carrée de NIMES Septembre 2005 image-6

The roots of classicism are way back the ancient Greek and Roman Architecture. This architectural style comprises of the wide range of conventional forms and notably columns which are known as the orders. Each of them are fixed with the proportions and ornaments such as Ionic, Corinthian and Doric. The main characteristics of Classism are the proportion and the symetry. The Classical solely in the proportion, however none of the trapings are actually in relations with the Classical architecture.


Classicism was once again put into revival with the known architectural style Neo Classical. Neo Classical actually began from the 18th Century in France, when the architects began to study the classical buildings instead of derivatives or the Renaissance samples. There was a huge interest from people in the archaeology and antiquarianism during the 18th century because of the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum and adding to it is the rediscovery of the ancient Greece’s architecture.


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