The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders

The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders

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by Barbara A. Barletta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521124220

ISBN-13: 9780521124225

Pub. Date: 09/21/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Much of our understanding of the origins and early development of the Greek architectural order is based on the writings of ancient authors, such as Virtruvius, and those of modern interpreters. Traditionally, the archaeological evidence has been viewed secondarily and often made to fit within a literary context, despite contradictions that occur. Barbara Barletta's

Overview

Much of our understanding of the origins and early development of the Greek architectural order is based on the writings of ancient authors, such as Virtruvius, and those of modern interpreters. Traditionally, the archaeological evidence has been viewed secondarily and often made to fit within a literary context, despite contradictions that occur. Barbara Barletta's study examines both forms of evidence in an effort to reconcile the two sources, as well as to offer a coherent reconstruction of the origins and early development of the Greek architectural orders. Beginning with the pre-canonical material, she demonstrates that the relatively late emergence of the Doric and Ionic orders arose from contributions of separate regions of the Greek world, rather than a single center. Barletta's reinterpretations of the evidence also assigns greater importance to the often overlooked contributions of Western Greece and the Cycladic Islands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521124225
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The literary evidence; 2. The archaeological evidence: proto-geometric through the seventh century BC; 3. The emergence of the Doric 'Order'; 4. The emergence of the Ionic 'Order'; 5. The origins of the orders: reality and theory; Conclusions: interpretation and implications.

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