Doric

Classic

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 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…