Artmedia, 2003 - Architecture - 144 pages
The first in a new series of historical and archaeological guides to some of the major cities of antiquity is devoted to the Athenian Acropolis. The concise text really comes secondary to the stunning colour photographs taken by Mario Bettella as the reader is taken around the buildings of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia and the Temple of Athena Nike. Taken from privileged angles, set against a bright blue sky and without a tourist in sight, the photographs offer a better visual guide than any visit to the site could provide. Future guides in the series will look at Pompeii, Ephesus, Ostia, Petra and Pergamon.
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Acropolis monuments Acropolis Museum Aegeus AMPHIPROSTYLE ANTIS TEMPLE Archaeos Neos Archaic architects architectural Architrave archons ascending ramp Athena Nike Athena Parthenos Athena Polias Athenians battle Bluebeard Temple Bronze Athena building's Caryatid porch Cecrops cella centre century bc Classical Acropolis Codros created Creece cult statue deliberately Dorian Doric temples double temple East elevation East porch entablature entasis Erechtheion Erechtheus Erichthonios Flanking Hecatompedon Hippias inside the Propylaia Ionic columns iron clamps King Darius lower city Metope metres Minotaur Mnesicles Monument of Eumenes Mycenaean north porch north-east corner Old Parthenon Opposite left Overleaf Panathenaic festival Pandroseion Parthenon frieze Parthenon Right pedimental pedimental sculptures Peisistratos Peloponnesian Pentelic marble Periclean buildings Pericles peristyle Persian invasion Pheidias Pinacotheke Plan Plataea Poseidon precinct Pronaos replaced Roman sacred Sanctuary shrine south side Sparta statue of Athena Stoa stood Temple of Athena Temple of Nike Theseus thought Turkish wall west pediment western portico winged Victory