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Architecture represents the time period or culture for which it was built The Berlin article discussed some interesting details concerning the rebuilding of their culture There were many famous architect who had different views on how Berlin should be built in order restore the culture of the past This is Berlins Capital Dilemma the title of a new book by author Michael Wise who examines the quest to develop building which are fitting to united Germanys new status in Europe while stressing a break with its turbulent history This quote from the Berlin article shows that architects wanted to rebuild Germany to reflect their culture of the past present and future The architecture must show styles of the past so that people of the future can reflect on events that took place in the past Greek architecture shows many different styles depending on the time period The Basilica and The Temple of Poseidon are both Doric temples but are very different in structure The Basilicas columns are more burdened by their load than those of the Temple of Poseidon so that the contrast between the supporting and supported members of the order is dramatized rather than balanced as it is in later building The Parthenon is the greatest Doric Temple that was completed before the Peloponnesian War The Parthenon was dedicated Athena the patron deity in whose honor Athens was named This work of art dominated Athens and the surrounding countryside Unlike any other Temple the Parthenon contains columns that represent both Doric and Ionic Architecture The Ionic Temples are the next order of Greek Architecture The Ionic columns are lighter and more graceful than the Doric columns The Parthenon enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built The temple stands on the conventional three steps below which the foundation platform originally created for its predecessor remained visible on the west south and east sides of the building
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