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 Classical architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This stylistic designation elides the 8 or 10 centuries the period spans and the remarkable changes in technology and architectural design that took place.
While later architects reviving classical forms in the Renaissance or the Neo-classical styles picked what they wanted to imitate, it is essential to separate the parts.
The formal elements of classical Greek architecture were applied to temples for gods never worshipped in Greece.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classical_architecture   (282 words)

 Encyclopedia: Classical architecture
Architectural history studies the evolution and history of architecture across the world through a consideration of various influences- artistic, socio-cultural, political, economic and technological.
Modern architecture is a broad term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament, that first arose around 1900.
Roman architecture The Romans adopted the external language of classical Greek architecture for their own purposes, which were so different from Greek buildings as to create a new architectural style.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Classical-architecture   (1148 words)

 Encyclopedia: Classical-architecture
Neolithic architecture is the architecture of the New Stone Age period and is classified under the category Prehistoric architecture.
Medieval architecture is a term used to represent various forms of architecture popular in the Middle Ages.
Classical antiquity is a broad and perhaps misleading term for a long period of European, Middle East and North African history, that begins roughly with the earliest recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Classical_architecture   (1148 words)

 List of classical music traditions - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about List of classical music traditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Term used to distinguish ‘serious’ music from pop music, rock music, jazz, and folk music.
The term is also used (often with a capital C) for music of the classical period of music history, to distinguish it from baroque music and Romantic music.
The classical period lasted from about 1750 to about 1830, and included the music of composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn, and the earlier works of Ludwig van Beethoven.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /List+of+classical+music+traditions   (264 words)

 Classical architecture -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This stylistic designation elides the 8 or 10 centuries the period spans and the remarkable changes in technology and (Click link for more info and facts about architectural) architectural design that took place.
The formal elements of classical Greek architecture were applied to temples for gods never worshipped in (A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil) Greece.
Pre-imperial architecture is more or less (A native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)) Etruscan with some Greek elements.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Cl/Classical_architecture.htm   (413 words)

The prevailing style of English architecture during the reigns of George I, II, and III (1714- 1820), based on the principles of the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.
A term applied to the three styles of Greek architecture, the Dorian, Corinthian, and Ionic, referring to the style of columns and their entablatures; it also refers to the Composite and the Tuscan, developed from the original three orders.
A style of English architecture prevalent during the reigns of the Tudors (1485- 1558), transitional between Gothic and Palladian, with emphasis on privacy and interiors.
www.webref.org /architecture.htm   (1485 words)

 Classicism, 1750-1830 (from Western architecture) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In the context of the tradition, Classicism refers either to the art produced in antiquity or to later art inspired by that of antiquity; Neoclassicism always refers to the art produced later but inspired by antiquity.
The practice of architecture is employed to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements of civilized people and thus embraces both utilitarian and aesthetic ends.
Out of the Arts and Crafts tradition in design, which emphasized simplicity and handmade objects, grew an architecture that was well suited to an emergent middle class of self-made businessmen and their families living in the midwestern United States.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-47376   (709 words)

 Architecture Classical Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The concept of the Renaissance, whose goal was the rebirth or re-creation of ancient classical...
Terms: classical architecture, classical ballet, classical conditioning, Classical Greek, classical haemophilia, classical hemophilia, classical Latin, classical...
the space between columns; in classical architecture, the lowest member of an...
www.interior-design-career.com /resource/architecture-classical-terms.html   (234 words)

 Cupola's Hot Links - Architectural Listings
Other fine guides to historic American architectural styles using local examples are available from the City of Cincinnati, Ohio website, and from Ingolf Vogeler at the Eau Claire branch of the University of Wisconsin.
Its architectural galleries include buildings from all over the world, categorized by architect, location, and period.
A list of former prize winners features short a biography of each architect and examples of their work.
www.cupola.com /html/hotlinks/hotarch1.htm   (4291 words)

 Arts, Architecture, History, Building Types, Religious, Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Architectural style Architectural style describes the long-standing attempts to cla...
Twentieth-century architecture of New York City The 20th century architecture of New York City includes numerous icons of architec...
Symbols in Christian Art and Architecture An illustrated dictionary of Christian symbols, seasons and liturgical colors, with bibliography, by Walter E. Gast.
www.serebella.com /directory/Arts/Architecture/History/Building%20Types/Religious/Christian/Churches   (379 words)

 Wiley::Classical Styles in Modern Architecture: From the Colonnade to Disjunctured Space
Classical Styles in Modern Architecture From the Colonnade to Disjunctured Space Thomas L. Doremus The rise of Post-modernism in late twentieth century architecture has kindled a new, intense debate about the viability of classical styles in the modern city, a debate fueled by the Preservation movement, with many arguments heard on both sides.
Now, in Classical Styles in Architecture, acclaimed architectural theorist Thomas L. Doremus has avoided jargon and arcane language to provide a clear examination of the ways in which modernism is different from classicism.
Classical Styles in Modern Architecture is certain to expand the debate on the subject and possibly even provoke controversy.
www.wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471285919.html   (434 words)

 Powell's Books - The Classical Language of Architecture by John Summerson
Classical architecture is a visual "language" and like any other language has its own grammatical rules.
Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them, break them or poetically contradict them.
The book is intended for anybody who cares for architecture but more specifically for students beginning a course in the history of architecture, to whom a guide to the classical rules will be an essential companion.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/partner?partner_id=719&cgi=product&isbn=0262690128   (307 words)

 architecture terms at Health Info Topics - architecture terms Topics, Information and Resources Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Terms used in church architecture during the medieval period.
Are agencies across government using the same terms to describe the elements of their enterprise architectures...
National ITS Architecture Terms Architecture Flow Information that is exchanged between subsystems and terminators in the Physical.
www.healthinfotopics.com /directory/Terms/architecture_terms   (347 words)

 CONTEXT: Richard Powers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the futures architecture beyond architecture, an operant beyond opera.
For like a book, digital representation, in all its increasing immersiveness and free agency, may finally locate its greatest worth in its ability to refresh us to the irreducible complexity of the analog world, a complexity whose scale and heft we might always have underestimated, without the shortfall of its ghostly imitations.
Our constantly increasing ability to alter the terms of material existence will necessarily alter, beyond recall, the shape and content of our arts, even if those arts somehow choose, impossibly, never to change their means.
www.centerforbookculture.org /context/no3/powers.html   (4032 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Classical Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Classics Corner - Columns finding humor and contemporary relevance in the classics, with an emphasis upon Greek, Roman, and Biblical literature.
Classics Technology Center - A repository of tools such as guides, games, and glossaries for educators and other classicists, to enhance the use of computer technology in classics education.
Studies in the Classics - Essays, texts, and studies on classical literature and language from Prof.
dmoz.org /Arts/Classical_Studies   (942 words)

 Gartner’s View of Enterprise Architecture [Tesugen]
A central idea in Massimo Pezzini’s presentation was that it isn’t possible to do “classical” architecture in the larger scale, where different systems, existing and future ones, each belonging to different organizations, are to interact with each other.
To use his terms, you can’t dictate a list of design patterns that must be used, specify various models of some generic organization which every organization must mimic (the Information Architecture), and a standard platform that all systems must be deployed on (the Technical Architecture).
Architecture in fact often includes city planning, but here the city planning metaphor refers to an overall plan, a framework of guidelines and rules, within which several architectures are created.
tesugen.com /archives/04/03/gartner-ea   (699 words)

 GuruNet — Content Map
List of closed regional railway stations in Victoria
List of coastal weather stations of the United Kingdom
List of coats of arms of Swiss cantons
www.gurunet.com /cm-dsid-2222-letter-1L-first-17651   (70 words)

 Architecture Web Resources
Architecture and Building is a guide to net sites on architecture, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture, compiled by Jeanne Brown, University of Nevada Las Vegas Architecture Studies Library.
The geographic location of a firm must be known to find a specific firm.
The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database." Lists by person and town; searchable.
library.nevada.edu /arch/rsrce/webrsrce/main0001.html   (967 words)

 Architecture Research Guide
The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database.
Landscape architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land.
DesignNetJournal is a cooperative activity between the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Landscape Architecture Program in the Department of Geography, College of Social Science at Michigan State University.
www.tuc.edu /lrc/architecture.htm   (1912 words)

 library resources for ancient rome and the roman empire
Classical architecture: an introduction to its vocabulary and essentials, with a select glossary of terms.
Classics and Mediterranean archaeology from the University of Michigan's Department of Classical Studies.
The Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities from the British Museum, present home of the architectural sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens.
www.libraries.psu.edu /artshumanities/roman/art.htm   (510 words)

 FREDRIC JAMESON - FUTURE CITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But consider the architectural perspective: we witness thousands upon thousands of buildings constructed or under construction which have no tenants, which could never be paid for under capitalist conditions, whose very existence cannot be justified by any market standards.
It would be too simple to say that architecture and space are here metaphors for everything else: but this is no longer architectural theory; nor is it a novel whose point of view is that of the architect.
The problem is then how to locate radical difference; how to jumpstart the sense of history so that it begins again to transmit feeble signals of time, of otherness, of change, of Utopia.
www.newleftreview.net /NLR25503.shtml   (4127 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture: Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His touchstone is Vitruvius, author of the only surviving classical treatise on architecture, whose stories about Dorus, Ion, and the Corinthian maiden, and about the Caryaean women and Persian soldiers, describe the orders as records or remembrances of sacrifice.
This is certainly a major contribution to the philosophical literature architectural historians have produced.
A marvelous marriage of language and the language of Architecture.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0262580896   (731 words)

 Veritas et Venustas
I'm a Director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, a Founding Member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and a co-founder of the New Urban and Traditional Architecture Councils.
I teach a course at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America on the principles of Traditional Urbanism in which we visit the same block of East 70th Street, that is, the block of 70th between Park and Lexington avenues.
Ouroussoff's architectural cliches are the opposite of what we heard from almost all locals during the Mississippi charrette: the only people I heard advocating Modernism for the rebuilding were some local architects.
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 Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Musical Periods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The terms used for the various historic periods are borrowed from art history, and often follow similar developmental trends in painting, sculpture, literature, and architecture.
Although any such groupings are at best arbitrary, it may help you to associate composers with the predominant styles flourishing during these periods, and thus make it easier to find music that you will like that for now may be unfamiliar.
Use of text, images, or any other copyrightable material contained in these pages, without the written permission of the copyright holder, except as specified in the Copyright Notice, is strictly prohibited.
www.classical.net /music/rep/periods.html   (232 words)

 Keystone (architecture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In architecture, a keystone is the stone at the top of an arch.
It the supporting element for the entire arch— without it the arch would collapse.
This page was last modified 17:46, 19 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keystone_(architecture)   (74 words)

 Pronaos -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In (Any dialect of the language of ancient Rome) Latin, a pronaos is also referred to as an anticum or prodomus.
Notable examples of (Click link for more info and facts about Classical) Classical buildings with a pronaos:
(Architecture influenced by the ancient Greeks or Romans) Classical architecture
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/P/Pr/Pronaos.htm   (174 words)

 Amazon.com: The Classical Language of Architecture: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Classical Architecture: An Introduction to Its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms by James Stevens Curl
The Elements of Classical Architecture by Georges Gromort
I was introduced to this classic work in a course on Michelangelo by John Shearman at Harvard, and I'm writing this review because I'm convinced this book deserves wider distribution.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262690128?v=glance   (958 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Architecture: History
Architecture Through the Ages - An introduction to world architecture produced by American teenagers through Think Quest.
ArtServe - A huge collection of images of architecture across the world, with an emphasis on the Mediterranean region, Australia and Japan, collated by Michael Greenhalgh of the Australian National University.
Digital Images of Historic Architecture - Galleries of photographs of European and North American architecture from Classical to Post-Modern, whole facades and details, with explanations, by Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton College, US.
dmoz.org /Arts/Architecture/History   (445 words)

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