Gradually Fall Into Decay

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to gradually fall into decay. The original purpose of their creation being outlived they have to regenerate themselves and adapt to survive in ever changing societies. The vast majority of buildings rarely endure more than two or three generations of human contact, usually as a result of demolition to make way for a more contemporary design. Civilisations have developed their styles over the years even though their power and influence has waned. In the known world the architecture of Ancient Greece flourished throughout the Greek mainland and Peloponnesus and in its colonies for a period from about 900 BC until the 1st century AD, with the earliest remaining architectural works dating from around 600 BC. Ancient Greek architecture manifested on temples and was renowned for its highly ceremonious characteristics, both of structure and decoration. The architectural techniques they used to design and build their buildings, especially the temples as early as the sixth century B.C. has influenced the architecture of the past two millennia. The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles epitomised in Greek architecture has had a profound influence on Western architecture up to and including the present day. This classic style has a balance and strength, which can even be described as beautiful but symbolises power and grandiose statements. Decorative architectural images were accepted by the wealthy and educated classes, centuries before photography was invented. Artists were commissioned
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