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Historical Chronology of Architecture and Influential Architectural Movement

History is often taught in a linear way and many aspects which are normally not felt necessary are left out. Eventually, key and essential phenomenon which leads to another remarkable phenomenon are mostly forgotten. Similarly, when it comes to architecture, we never understand and internalize how a specific style of architecture influenced and gave birth to a different trend or style of architecture in the history of mankind. It is not only interesting but essential to examine the historical chronology and movements of architecture from one civilization to the other and how a specific style of architecture gave birth to a different style in the continuation of architectural movement throughout the history. It is also important to study the features of specific architectural constructions to help us construct our dream constructions in a special way. Take the help of Stendel Reich distribution center architects to design your construction structure effectively and appropriately.

To begin with the chronology of architecture, let us begin with the classical architecture which was the style of ancient Greece in the 4th to 7th century BC. The classical architecture was used basically to construct large temples for religious purposes and was built in stones. The temple architecture was designed from the principle of order, geometry, symmetry and perspective. The basic architectural principle of order of classical architecture of Greece was Doric, Corinthian and Ionic. You can see the best classical architecture in the Parthenon built in the 5th century BC in Athens. The striking characteristics of Parthenon are the volume built on a foundation which perfectly supports the sequence of columns, its capitals and pediment.

The Romanesque emerged in Europe during the 6th to 9th century when most European countries were engaged in numerous wars. Eventually, the Romanesque architecture was influenced by the savage invasion of enemy forces and prioritised security and protection in their construction inspired by the ancient Romans. The characteristics of Romanesque architecture involved very heavy and perfectly resistant walls and fewer openings in semi-circle arches. You can find the Romanesque characteristics of architecture in various churches during those periods particularly in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain. The Cathedral was constructed during the Crusade and one of the significant and greatest construction to represent the Romanesque style of architecture.

Besides the above two, the chronology also includes Gothic architecture, Baroque architecture, Neoclassical architecture, Beaux-arts architecture, Art Nouveau architecture, Art Deco architecture, Bauhaus architecture, and the modern and postmodern architecture to the contemporary period of architectural style in constructions.     

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