Title: History of World Architecture : Greek ...
Publisher: Mondadori Electa Spa, Milano
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Illustrated Wraps
Book Condition: Very Good
201 pp. 24 colour plates. 276 b/w illustrations. Bibliography. Index. A study of the architecture of Greece with chapters on the Minoan cultures of Crete, Mycenae, the Greek city states and Hellenistic Greece. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. Colour illustrated wraps are slightly shelf worn with a mark at the spine corner of the front panel, otherwise in very good condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006853
Synopsis: This volume presents an extraordinary collection of images and covers the whole range of Greek architecture, from a thorough analysis of Minoan Crete-which marked the beginning of the history of Western architecture-through Mycenae, to the magnificence of the Doric places of worship: from the temples of Corinth, Delphi and the Acropolis to those of Magna Graecia. The book covers the birth and evolution of the doric and ionic orders, religious architecture, and the temples and structures of Classical Greece. There is a substantial section on civic architecture, which closely reflects the formation and evolution of the political community, the most original aspect of ancient Greece. Important centers outside Greece are discussed, including Agrigento and Segesta in Sicily. The final section documents the Hellenic phase, with its unparalleled innovations and its influence on the greater Mediterranean.
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