Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Greek and Roman Architecture
Running transmit classical and roman architecture classic and Roman Architecture By Michelle Garrotters Art 101 November 2nd, 2008 Head Grecian and Roman Architecture Compare the characteristics and innovation of each Greek and Roman Architecture. The Greek and Roman architecture is very impressive for non only their time but also in our time now. The Greek architecture uses the columns in al or so all of their temples. The shapes of the columns were extremely important to the Greeks. They apply three different types of columns. The Doric, Ionic, and the Corinthian.All of these columns have a center piece that would be for displaying their Greek God(s) with what ever decorations. The Temple of royal Zeus is an example of Corinthian columns. The Temple of Poseidon is an example of Doric columns, and capital of Greece is an example of Ionic columns. The Greeks usually built with either mud, wood, plaster, and/or stone. closely of their structures have not stood the test of t ime. Only temples made with marble or limestone these were built as objects of art honoring their different gods. These have been open to withstand the damage that time brings.The Roman architecture used broadly speaking arches in their works. Which held more(prenominal) weight than the columns. Yes they used columns but only as decoration because of the weight. The Pantheon in Rome is a great example of this architecture. This building housed two kings and is one of the biggest surviving building in Rome. Romans used the selfsame(prenominal) materials as the Greeks especially the Marble and Limestone. But they perfected the use of concrete, which is what most of their structures are made with. Most of the Romans buildings that are still preserved today are amphitheaters, bathhouses, aqueducts, and public housing. Unlike the Greeks theRomans did their buildings with lots of ornate on both(prenominal) inside and outside reflecting the Pursuit of Pleasure which is an essential pa rt of the Roman culture. In summary, Greek architecture is more rectilinear and of post and heading construction. Greek buildings usually rectilinear, consisted off pediment supported by columns on a plinth for a base. Romans mastered the arch and the dome. Concrete made it attainable to have more complex forms. Columns were used in both with the Greek favoring the Doric and Ionic for the cleaner lines. While the Romans preferred to use the more ornate Corinthian style columns.