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AHIST_1401_Art_History_Discussion_Forum_Unit_2 AHIST 1401 Art History - Term 4, 2018-2019 e Home ► My courses ► AHIST 1401 - AY2019-T4 ► 18 April - 24 April ► Discussion Forum Unit 2 ► Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture Discussion Forum Unit 2 Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture Subscribe HOME CONTACT US RESOURCES LINKS FACULTY MY COURSES MENU       AHIST 1401 Art History - Term 4, 2018-2019 Search forums Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Melissa Anderson (Instructor) - Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:18 PM As stated about Greek Architecture from your reading this week: “The formulas they invented as early as the sixth century B.C. have inÖuenced the architecture of the past two millennia.” Think about modern buildings (built after 1900) you may have seen either in person or in pictures that were designed in a classical style. Why do you think the architect(s) chose to copy the classical style? What kind of messages does that style convey? How is the building’s function (use) suited to the classical style? 87 words Permalink | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Mauro Cimellaro - Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:17 AM4/23/2019 AHIST 1401 - AY2019-T4: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture Why do you think the architect(s) chose to copy the classical style? The reasons why, in my opinion, the architects of the time decided to use the style a style of the past (or at least to draw inspiration from it), it was that in that historical period, one felt the need (sometimes induced) of buildings that gave a sense of stability and safety. In the Hellenistic period, less impressive buildings, such as shops and small houses, were not built in this style. However, other types of buildings, such as temples, government buildings and other oÞcial buildings, were the example of this impressive architectural style. They used the classic columns that we know today (styles followed one another over time - Ionic, Doric and Corinthian - maintaining a continuity). The main reason for using this style for architects at the time (like those of today) was to give value and grandeur to certain buildings, through the wise use of structural elements that gave a sense of grandeur. Another advantage of these constructions was their great solidity and stability. This is also a valid reason for choosing this style. What kind of messages does that style convey? Consistency, solidity and radiance seem to be the main message that this type of style wants to communicate. We can observe the classic style used in various monumental palaces. An example is the Lincoln Memorial. Here stands the large statue of Abe Lincoln in the center of a large hall. Around us we can see how the external walls are decorated with columns (in this case Doric) that go from one end of the room to the other. As mentioned above, we believe that, for this type of buildings, the stylistic choice is due to the need to convey a sense of greatness, importance and authority. Thus, as in ancient Greece, the style was used in government palaces and temples, even today the same principle holds true. How is the building's function (use) suited to the classical style?4/23/2019 AHIST 1401 - AY2019-T4: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture We can say that the classic style is considered particularly eÞcient and durable. According to the MET: "the tight adherence of the stones was suÞcient to hold them in place without the use of mortar". Therefore, this way of building appears to be very convenient in many respects. Of course, progress has played its part. Just think of how enormously more complicated it was, in the Hellenistic age, to build, transport and erect columns of that size. In the 1900s we found much more functional solutions for all this. Word count: 421 References: Architecture in Ancient Greece. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved June 27, 2015, from 451 words Rate: 10 Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Melissa Anderson (Instructor) - Saturday, 20 April 2019, 11:12 PM Hi Mauro, Thank you for starting the discussion this week. You make an excellent point about the symbolic reference to safety and stability in Classic architecture. There is also, as you mention, a tendency to use columns as a way to reference the Classical past in Modern buildings. In many ways, the adaptation of Classical style in the Modern area is a way to carry the strength and sense of importance forward; implying something lasting and revered. There are a great many buildings in Washing D.C. that use similar style architecture. Do you think that it is to4/23/2019 AHIST 1401 - AY2019-T4: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture maintain stylistic consistency, or do you feel there is a deeper meaning in the choice to return to the Classical inÖuence over and over in government buildings and monuments in that city? Best, Melissa 133 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Blessed Nyathi - Monday, 22 April 2019, 7:04 AM Thank you for the enlightenment, I had not viewed it like how you layed it .Now l understand it better The text length must be between 30 and 125 000 words and Õle size should not be larger than 70MB 40 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Mourad Jari - Monday, 22 April 2019, 6:05 PM Dear Mauro, Thank you for sharing your point of view with us. I think that safety and stability are among the reasons that inspired architects to copy the classical style. I agree with you that this style convey a sense of greatness, importance and authority. You just have to see the colosseum to realize its greatness. Good post. Keep it up. Kind regards Mourad 63 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Anita Ajokpaezi - Monday, 22 April 2019, 8:53 PM4/23/2019 AHIST 1401 - AY2019-T4: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture Hi Mario That was very well analysed and gave very good supporting facts to your conclusion. What would you say is a best once you Õnd where you live? The text length must be between 30 and 125 000 words and Õle size should not be larger than 70MB 48 words Permalink | Show parent | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Adil Khan - Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 6:33 AM Hi, Excellent response to the post. Your idea's are brief and on point. Your reference was very great to understand your point of view. The text length must be between 30 and 125 000 words and Õle size should not be larger than 70MB 44 words Permalink | Show parent | Edit | Delete | Reply Re: Classic Inspirations in Modern Architecture by Ah Young Ko - Saturday, 20 April 2019, 2:49 PM - Why do you think the architect(s) chose to copy the classical style? I think that classical architectures were popular and trendy since 1900. Classical architectures were aàected by ancient Greece and Rome. Also, I think that more sophisticated classical architectures have been built as the architectural technology has developed. - What kind of messages does that style convey? I think the classical style architectures convey to us that a high class and huge. We can see classical style architectures easily around us such as government buildings, famous old fashioned hotels or museums. - How is the building’s function (use) suited to the classical style? - - - - - -Continued

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