Greek Revival

Style of architecture and decorative arts in Europe and the United States from the 1750s to circa 1840, characterized by the use of Classical Greek forms and ornament. Inspired by 18th century archaeological discoveries, it attempted to closely follow original models.

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Greek Revival
Neo-Greek
Revival, Greek
neogrec Dutch
Neogriego Spanish

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Refers to the style of architecture and decorative arts in Europe and the United States from the 1750s to ca. 1840, characterized by the use of Classical Greek forms and ornament. Inspired by 18th century archaeological discoveries, it attempted to closely follow original models.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021456. The J. Paul Getty Trust.