Outline of classical architecture

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to classical architecture:

Classical architecture architecture of classical antiquity, that is, ancient Greek architecture and the architecture of ancient Rome. It also refers to the style or styles of architecture influenced by those. For example, most of the styles originating in post-renaissance Europe can be described as classical architecture. This broad use of the term is employed by Sir John Summerson in The Classical Language of Architecture.

What type of thing is classical architecture?

Classical architecture can be described as all of the following:

Classical architectural structures

Ancient Greek architectural structures

Ancient Roman architectural structures

Classical architectural styles

Classical architectural concepts

Building elements

Classical orders

Types of building

Classical architecture organizations

Classical architecture publications

Persons influential in classical architecture

See also


  1. Cecil Grayson, in Kunstkronik 213 (1960:359ff, and Münchener Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst 11 (1960), demonstrated that the bulk of the composition was carried out between these dates.
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