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Architecture of Ancient Greece
There were three orders, or styles,
of Greek Architecture
Doric Ionic Corinthian
Let’s take a closer look…
A Look at Capitals and Columns
Wait, what is a capital?
Great question!
A capital forms the upper part of a column.
Let me...
A Look at Capitals and Columns
Wait, what is a column?
Great question!
A column is the vertical support of a building.
It ...
A Doric Column
The Doric style is rather
sturdy and its top
(the capital), is plain.
This style was used
in mainland Greec...
A Temple at Delphi
Doric Order
An Ionic Column
The Ionic style is
thinner and more
elegant. Its capital
is decorated with a
scroll-like design (a
volute)...
Erectheion, in Athens
Ionic Order
A Corinthian Column
The Corinthian style
is seldom used in
the Greek world,
but often seen on
Roman temples. Its
capital i...
A Temple of Athena
Corinthian Order
So, why learn about Greek
Architecture?
1. There are many Ancient Greek
buildings still standing in Greece.
On the Acropolis…
Or at Delphi…
2. Other ancient civilizations
borrowed Greek Architecture,
particularly the Romans.
Like the Pantheon in Ancient Rome…
Qu...
In Nimes, France, a former town in Ancient Rome
3. The United States has borrowed
from Greek Architecture.
The White House
QuickTime™ and a
decompressor
are needed to see...
The Jefferson Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial
The Supreme Court Building
Note the Corinthian columns
Harvard University
QuickTime™ and a
decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
MIT
And it ALL goes back to
Ancient Greece
The end.
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  1. 1. Architecture of Ancient Greece
  2. 2. There were three orders, or styles, of Greek Architecture Doric Ionic Corinthian
  3. 3. Let’s take a closer look…
  4. 4. A Look at Capitals and Columns Wait, what is a capital? Great question! A capital forms the upper part of a column. Let me show you…
  5. 5. A Look at Capitals and Columns Wait, what is a column? Great question! A column is the vertical support of a building. It consists of a base, a shaft, and a capital on top. Let me show you…
  6. 6. A Doric Column The Doric style is rather sturdy and its top (the capital), is plain. This style was used in mainland Greece and the colonies in southern Italy and Sicily. Memory Hint: Doric = “dull”
  7. 7. A Temple at Delphi Doric Order
  8. 8. An Ionic Column The Ionic style is thinner and more elegant. Its capital is decorated with a scroll-like design (a volute). This style was found in eastern Greece and the islands. Memory Hint: Ionic = “in the middle”
  9. 9. Erectheion, in Athens Ionic Order
  10. 10. A Corinthian Column The Corinthian style is seldom used in the Greek world, but often seen on Roman temples. Its capital is very elaborate and decorated with acanthus leaves. Memory Hint: Corinthian = “complex”
  11. 11. A Temple of Athena Corinthian Order
  12. 12. So, why learn about Greek Architecture?
  13. 13. 1. There are many Ancient Greek buildings still standing in Greece. On the Acropolis…
  14. 14. Or at Delphi…
  15. 15. 2. Other ancient civilizations borrowed Greek Architecture, particularly the Romans. Like the Pantheon in Ancient Rome… QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  16. 16. In Nimes, France, a former town in Ancient Rome
  17. 17. 3. The United States has borrowed from Greek Architecture. The White House QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  18. 18. The Jefferson Memorial
  19. 19. The Lincoln Memorial
  20. 20. The Supreme Court Building Note the Corinthian columns
  21. 21. Harvard University QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  22. 22. MIT
  23. 23. And it ALL goes back to Ancient Greece The end.

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