Ancient Greek Architecture

Man and Nature

Man and Nature

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At the heart of ancient Greek philosophy was a conviction that any architectural intervention must be in harmony with, and respective of nature. The environment was literally a ‘landscape of the gods’. It was a holy place reflecting the character of the genius loci, or guardian spirit.  Whether in the…

Architecture and Community

Architecture and Community

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Art and architecture in Ancient Greece reflected the nature of a society that loved freedom and quality. It was an expression of their theology, philosophy and spirituality. Greeks had a great love of the arts and worked for and had a share in, the good of the community. Like the…