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Greek Architecture
An examination of the influence of Greek-Roman architecture on early American architecture.
# 124726 | 3,000 words | 32 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Architecture (Ancient) , Architecture (Buildings)

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This paper provides a significant discussion of the influence of Greek-Roman architecture on early American architecture in government, education and other public buildings. Major buildings showing the classical revival in architecture during the 18th to 20th centuries are analyzed to show the influence of Greek and Roman elements, particularly as they relate to democracy. The paper ncludes nine images as appendices to the paper.

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"Classical architecture during the ancient Greek and Roman eras served as the foundation of early American architecture which experienced a European and Classic Revival, and still influences modern architecture today. Various elements of both Greek and Roman architecture were adopted by the founders of American government and education. Columns, capitals and frescos and friezes are the main elements of Greek architecture that influence American architecture, especially significant is the column. The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian are the three styles of columns used in American architecture. The Doric temple..."

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