Lord Elgin and Ancient Greek Architecture: The Elgin Drawings at the British Museum

Lord Elgin and Ancient Greek Architecture: The Elgin Drawings at the British Museum

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by Luciana Gallo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521881633

ISBN-13: 9780521881630

Pub. Date: 06/08/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book analyses the rich and remarkable collection of archaeological drawings, now housed in The British Museum, drawn in Greece by a team of architects and artists in the service of Lord Elgin during his ambassadorial expedition to the Levant (1799–1803). Luciana Gallo offers a new interpretation of Elgin’s interest in antiquities and reveals the aims,

Overview

This book analyses the rich and remarkable collection of archaeological drawings, now housed in The British Museum, drawn in Greece by a team of architects and artists in the service of Lord Elgin during his ambassadorial expedition to the Levant (1799–1803). Luciana Gallo offers a new interpretation of Elgin’s interest in antiquities and reveals the aims, innovative approach, and significant achievements of this specialised tour. She also reveals his contribution to the advancement of contemporary archaeological studies carried out by British and continental scholars, in connection to the search for original sources to promote Greek Revival architecture. This is the first time that the bulk of the Elgin Drawings collection in the British Museum has been published. The volume will thus serve as an indispensable guide to scholars and students of ancient Greek architecture and sculpture, as well as of nineteenth-century architectural revivalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521881630
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/08/2009
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Early expeditions to Greece; 2. Lord Elgin's eastern expedition; 3. History of the Elgin drawings; 4. Critical analysis of the Elgin drawings; 5. Conclusions.

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