Greek Architecture / Edition 5

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This new edition of A. W. Lawrence's classic work, now with up-to-date revisions by R. A. Tomlinson and a stunning array of color illustrations, explores the development of Greek architecture from its earliest beginnings to the first century B.C. Lawrence considers the evolution of the magnificent temples of the Hellenic Age, as well as Greek domestic architecture, town planning, theaters, and fortifications in this splendid volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300064926
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 922,920
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fifth Edition
Foreword to the Fourth Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Chronological Table
Map of Greek Mainland and Islands
Map of Crete
Map of the Greek World
Diagrams of Greek Orders and Temple Plan
Pt. 1 Pre-Hellenic Building
1 Introductory Summary 3
2 Neolithic and Early Bronze Age 4
3 The Beginnings of the Cretan Palaces: The Proto-Palatial Period (Middle Minoan I-II) 13
4 The Palace Age in Crete: The Neo-Palatial Period (Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan) 18
5 Cycladic and Mainland Settlements Contemporary with Cretan Palaces (Middle and Late Bronze Age to 1400 B.C.) 33
6 Tholos Tombs 37
7 Mycenean Citadels and Housing (Late Helladic III, 1400-1100) 43
Pt. 2 Hellenic Architecture
8 Introductory Summary 58
9 Primitive Temples 61
10 The Doric Order 67
11 Early Doric Temples and Similar Buildings 77
12 The Formation of the Ionic Temple 90
13 Early Fifth-Century Doric Temples and Treasuries 99
14 Early Sanctuaries and the Acropolis of Athens 106
15 Niceties of Doric Design 125
16 Late Fifth-Century Temples except on the Acropolis 129
17 Circular Buildings 137
18 Temples and Tombs of 400-330 143
19 Hellenistic Temples and Related Monuments 151
20 Masonry, Vaulting, and Public Works 167
21 Residential Buildings 182
22 Town-Planning and Halls before 330 190
23 Hellenistic Town-Planning and Halls 196
24 Open Structures, Especially Theatres 205
25 Epilogue 212
Abbreviations 216
Notes 217
Bibliography 228
Index 238
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