Greek Revivalism


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Greek Revivalism

an austere American style of the period 1798-1850, embracing in either form or decoration such Greek features as bilateral symmetry, low-pitched roofs, frontal porticos with pediments, and horizontal doorheads; often executed in wood and painted white, the structures usually featured modifications of the classical orders and occasional imaginative use of interior vaulting.
See also: Architecture
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It has a unique place in Greek Revivalism, a rich history - and it is a place of great fun.
Giguere argues that Americans adopted Egyptian forms of commemoration as readily as other neoclassical styles such as Greek revivalism, noting that the American landscape is littered with monuments that define the Egyptian style's importance to American national identity.
1760 to about 1880 between advocates of Greek Revivalism and Gothic Revivalism.