The History of Architecture

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The History of Architecture
History of architecture and civilization
evolution of architectural design
Prehistoric times featured the creation of megaliths and stone circles. In the days of ancient Egypt, you saw pyramids, temples and shrines emerge which were built of granite and limestone. From 850BC to 476AD, you saw temples and public buildings constructed according to precise mathematical rules and using symmetry and proportion; the building material was often marble or limestone. The Early Christian period from 373 to 500AD featured rectangular basilica forms to the classical byzantine style; the ensuing Romanesque period featured heavier, more ponderous architecture with rounded arches. Gothic architecture sprang up in the 12th...
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