Development of Architecture
Architecture is the practice of building design and its resulting products, however customary usage refers only to the designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. According to Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman who wrote encyclopedically about architecture: "Well building hath three conditions: Commodity, Firmness, and Delight." In other words, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must
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variety of architecture, but many of it relates back to previous styles. For example there are many Gothic Renewal buildings and there are even more buildings that incorporate the three Greek orders of columns. There are other buildings that derive their styles from Ancient Egypt. One for example is the Washington Memorial. Other buildings such as skyscrapers have emphasis on height while other more modern architects express themselves through original shapes and artistic designs.