World Architecture: Greece

World Architecture: Greece

by Prof Dr Henri Stierlin
     
 

From the superb mausoleum of Mausolus in Halicarnassus, stop by the shrine to Apollo at Delphi with its famous oracle, or pass through the imposing Lion Gate in Mycenae. This "picture book journey" takes us through all the important architectural sites in ancient Greece. "Noble simplicity, quiet proportions" was how the distinguished archaeologist Johann Joachim

Overview

From the superb mausoleum of Mausolus in Halicarnassus, stop by the shrine to Apollo at Delphi with its famous oracle, or pass through the imposing Lion Gate in Mycenae. This "picture book journey" takes us through all the important architectural sites in ancient Greece. "Noble simplicity, quiet proportions" was how the distinguished archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann once described Greek culture, and the beauty of classical art certainly lies in its simplicity. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the architecture of perfect harmony and proportion, and a journey into the splendid art of the Mediterranean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836510387
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
World Architecture Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,307,673
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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