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Classical Architecture – At the Meeting of Human and Divine

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Design in architecture reached a zenith at Athens in the fifth century. It is a place where artists were caught between the meeting of the human with the divine

Athena, Goddess with Grey Eyes

Athena, Goddess with Grey Eyes

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The most splendid of cities in the Greek classical world was Athens. whose streets sprawled haphazardly around the rock mass of the Acropolis (high place). It was a citadel and sacred precinct containing most of the cities most illustrious shrines and temples. Approximately 150 meters wide by 300 meters long…

Athena and Nike

Athena and Nike

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The decorative elements of a classical building derive directly or indirectly from the architectural vocabulary of the ancient world. These elements are instantly recognisable. In ancient Greece three orders of architecture were used Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. But what is an order? It is columns sometimes supported on pedestals that…