Greek architecture


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Greek architecture the architecture of ancient Greece
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Greek architecture the orders developed in ancient Greece (Corinthian, Doric, Ionic)
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In literature:

Thus an ideal sense of architecture we note; still more strongly indicated is the feeling for sculpture, the supreme Greek art.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Greek architecture and sculpture under his patronage reached perfection.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
We had scores of young men learned in Greek, but few in carpentry or mechanical or architectural drawing.
"The Future of the American Negro" by Booker T. Washington
And the Greek architecture rose unerring, bright, clearly defined, and self-contained.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
The Pantheon is the only entirely preserved edifice of Greek architecture in Rome.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
The prothyrum, in Greek architecture, was the same as the vestibule.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
These were certainly influenced in their architecture by Greek models, but the idea is probably much older.
"The Religion of Ancient Egypt" by W. M. Flinders Petrie
A. GREEK: Lintel Architecture.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
Greek architecture, general character of, i.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The famous galleys of the Egypt of the Ptolemies belonged to the period of Greek and Roman naval architecture, and will be referred to later.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
In historic times the Greeks developed an architecture of noble simplicity and dignity.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Barry was no revivalist; he never attempted to recreate Greek architecture on English soil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
It is of good early Greek architecture, earlier than the second temple.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Architecture, as well as many other things, was credited by the ancient Greeks to Minerva.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
It was by the transcendent exercise of these qualities, that the Greeks succeeded in fixing the orders of architecture.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
No one taught to reverence Greek architecture, would have violated its rules by imitating the Gothic.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh
Just so it is when we examine Greek architecture.
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
The architecture of the play is as symmetrical as a beautiful Greek temple.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
The style of architecture points to a Greek origin.
"From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn" by Henry M. Field
But it is not unlikely that the sight of a column was almost inseparable in the Greek architectural ideas from an entablature and pediment.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn

In news:

Beginning with the Parthenon and ancient Greek architecture, this episode explores the basic geometric concepts of points, lines, planes and angles including narrower topics such as points in.
Get a close-up view of Greek architecture with a church tour, shop for Greek goods, learn about Greek culture, check out the kids' booth and more.
A development with the highest-quality architecture on the still unspoiled island of Antiparos is setting a new standard for real estate in the troubled Greek economy Design.
The Main House was built in the 1930s in a Georgian and Greek Revival Architectural structure.
The Smithsonian 's Kogod Courtyard, built in 2007 as a modern complement to the nineteenth-century museum's Greek Revival–style architecture, is an oasis in downtown Washington, DC.
For those who wish to enjoy the architecture of Alexander Thomson ("The Greek's Glasgow," Jan 11), I would suggest a visit to the Bowling Green Offices at 11 Broadway.