MINOAN CIVILIZATION:; Minoan Fresco wall painting of "Spring", Archaeological Museum of Athens. # from Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.#

MINOAN CIVILIZATION:; Minoan Fresco wall painting of "Spring", Archaeological Museum of Athens. # from Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Thira, Santorini, Greece.#

Kraayeveld's Villa (now Chabot Museum), Rotterdam, 1938, designed in "New Objectivity" style by Gerrit Willem Baas

Kraayeveld's Villa (now Chabot Museum), Rotterdam, 1938, designed in "New Objectivity" style by Gerrit Willem Baas

CAROLINGIAN & OTTONIAN ARCHITECTURE - Westwork, Abbey of Corvey (873-885, upper stories mid-12th century), Germany. An important innovation of Carolingian churche architecture was the addition of the "westwerk," a tall structure flanked by two towers containing staircases placed at the west end of the building at the nave's entrance. A low entrance hall, precursor to the narthex (or vestibule) of later centuries, supported a large loft above it that opened directly onto the nave.

CAROLINGIAN & OTTONIAN ARCHITECTURE - Westwork, Abbey of Corvey (873-885, upper stories mid-12th century), Germany. An important innovation of Carolingian churche architecture was the addition of the "westwerk," a tall structure flanked by two towers containing staircases placed at the west end of the building at the nave's entrance. A low entrance hall, precursor to the narthex (or vestibule) of later centuries, supported a large loft above it that opened directly onto the nave.

OTTONIAN ARCHITECTURE - The Westwork of the Church of St Pantaleon, Cologne, 980 The Benedictine abbey Church of St Pantaleon is the oldest Romanesque church in Cologne, founded c. 870. Around 970 the westwork (current facade ) was commissioned by Empress Theophano, a Byzantine princess the wife of Emperor Otto II.

OTTONIAN ARCHITECTURE - The Westwork of the Church of St Pantaleon, Cologne, 980 The Benedictine abbey Church of St Pantaleon is the oldest Romanesque church in Cologne, founded c. 870. Around 970 the westwork (current facade ) was commissioned by Empress Theophano, a Byzantine princess the wife of Emperor Otto II.

CLASSICAL PERIOD OF GREECE; Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion, near Athens, 440 BC # The temple of Poseidon was constructed in 444-440 BC, over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic Period. It was Built in the same period and to similar plan of the Temple of Hephaistos in the Agora of Athens.#

CLASSICAL PERIOD OF GREECE; Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion, near Athens, 440 BC # The temple of Poseidon was constructed in 444-440 BC, over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic Period. It was Built in the same period and to similar plan of the Temple of Hephaistos in the Agora of Athens.#

LATE BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE -  The  Cathedral of Monreale, near Palermo, begun 1174 .  The exterior of the apse is decorated by blind arcading of small crossed arches in arabesque style. other styles such as Norman and gothic were also used.

LATE BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE - The Cathedral of Monreale, near Palermo, begun 1174 . The exterior of the apse is decorated by blind arcading of small crossed arches in arabesque style. other styles such as Norman and gothic were also used.

The Goetheanum, near Basel-Country, Switzerland, 1924-1928, by Rudolf Steiner

The Goetheanum, near Basel-Country, Switzerland, 1924-1928, by Rudolf Steiner

The colonnade, 1643-1715 Louis Le Vau, Claude Perrault, Charles Le Brun, the Palais du Louvre, Paris, France

The colonnade, 1643-1715 Louis Le Vau, Claude Perrault, Charles Le Brun, the Palais du Louvre, Paris, France

18TH CENTURY, Germany - Georg von Knobelsdorff (1699-1753): German State Opera House, 1741-3

18TH CENTURY, Germany - Georg von Knobelsdorff (1699-1753): German State Opera House, 1741-3

ITALIAN BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE, Bernini; Palazzo Chigi-Odescalchi, begun 1644 by Bernini, Rome. "In secular architecture Bernini was important for establishing in the Palazzo Chigi-Odescalchi, begun in 1644, a monumental type of palace facade articulated by giant pilasters above a rusticated ground floor. He developed this influential form in the gigantic project for the completion of the Louvre in Paris."

ITALIAN BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE, Bernini; Palazzo Chigi-Odescalchi, begun 1644 by Bernini, Rome. "In secular architecture Bernini was important for establishing in the Palazzo Chigi-Odescalchi, begun in 1644, a monumental type of palace facade articulated by giant pilasters above a rusticated ground floor. He developed this influential form in the gigantic project for the completion of the Louvre in Paris."

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