September 22, 2010

Summary of Egypt, Greece & Rome

Egypt: burial sizes varied due to status' of the deceased, focus on Nile River, referring to life and death, also helps play a role in the architecture of the land. Worship and sacrifices accompanied the design and use of many temples. Hieroglyphics found in wooden and stone columns.

Greece: columns provide more than stability, the diameter relates to every part of the structure. Axial progression plays a role in the grouping of buildings. Religious sites and temples are very common.

Rome: places for gathering were defined by columns, gardens developed more when markets came into play. Column structure was similar still to Greece & Egyptian columns but more toward structure and experience.

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