1100-1450: Gothic Architecture

Architecture History Photo Guide: Gothic Architecture Early in the 12th century, new ways of building meant that cathedrals and other large buildings could reach soaring heights. Built in the thirteenth century, Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France is a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture Photo © Paolo Negri / Getty Images How Gothic Architecture Began Gothic architecture began… Continue reading 1100-1450: Gothic Architecture

850 BC-476 AD: Architecture of Classical egypt

The Classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome has shaped the way we build today. The Parthenon sets on top of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Press photo © 2000-2006 NewOpenWorld Foundation How Classical Architecture Began From the rise of ancient Greece until the fall of the Roman empire, great buildings were constructed according to… Continue reading 850 BC-476 AD: Architecture of Classical egypt

3,050 BC-900 BC: Architecture of Ancient Egypt

The pyramid form was a marvel of engineering that allowed ancient Egyptians to build enormous structures. The most famous pyramids in Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza, built more than 2,000 years B.C. to shelter and safeguard the souls of Egyptian pharaohs. Press photo © 2000-2006 NewOpenWorld Foundation Construction in Ancient Egypt Wood was not… Continue reading 3,050 BC-900 BC: Architecture of Ancient Egypt