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Classical Greek Architecture: The Construction of the Modern
     

Classical Greek Architecture: The Construction of the Modern

by Alexander Tzonis, Phoebe Giannisi, Phoebe Giannisi
 
Three thousand years ago the Greeks built monuments that have come to epitomize Western culture, such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena. In this book, a renowned architectural historian reexamines buildings and sites of Greek classical antiquity, not as expressions of pedantic, archaic rules, but as truly innovative paradigms - and shows how they gave rise to

Overview

Three thousand years ago the Greeks built monuments that have come to epitomize Western culture, such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena. In this book, a renowned architectural historian reexamines buildings and sites of Greek classical antiquity, not as expressions of pedantic, archaic rules, but as truly innovative paradigms - and shows how they gave rise to modern architecture.
Classical Greek Architecture features fascinating archival photographs, site maps, and architectural plans. It discusses not only the technology but also the myths, rituals, social structures, and political conflicts that left their mark in the ultimate design of a given building. With chapters covering a range of topics from the status of Greek architecture today and the uses of the various types of buildings to the influences of African and Asian cultures on the Greeks, this is a thorough, scholarly, yet accessible work of reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782080304421
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
05/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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