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Doric Revival


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Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717—1768) German archaeologist and art historian, born in Prussia

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Until c.1570 the Greek Doric Order was virtually unknown, and, even when the Greek temples at Paestum began to be taken seriously by Winckelmann and others in C18, aroused controversy, as they were perceived to be deformed, crude, and ugly by eyes accustomed to Palladian refinements. Only when primitive, Antique themes began to be explored did Doric begin to be appreciated, and it became a powerful element in Neo-Classicism and in the Greek Revival.

Pevsner (ed.) (1968)

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