Classical Architecture Aims at Eternity
Today the term ‘Classical’ implies a standard of excellence and it suggests its derivation from Greek or Roman Antiquity. It embodies stateliness, elegance, beauty, order, harmony and the careful coordination of all the parts of the composition.
Genuine classical buildings improve with age because of their use of traditional materials and detailing, unlike Modernist buildings, which look glamorous and shiny, but slowly deteriorate and become dated. Modernists build for a few decades. A major enjoyment of travelers to Italy, France and throughout Europe is their Classical architecture.
Here are some beautiful examples of timeless Classical and Neoclassical architecture.
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