Ancient Greek Architects at Work: Problems of Structure and Design
A study of the problems of structure and design, this book relates the architect to the society in which he worked; it shows him as a designer, structural engineer and director of works; it identifies the problems that architects encountered and suggests solutions.
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The problem of beginning
The problem of design
The problem of scale
Form mass and space
Some later problems with the orders
Aspects of structure and technique
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Aigina Akragas Akropolis angle intercolumniation Apollo at Bassai architects architrave Athenian Athens beams blocks Brauron Bronze Age builders built cella century B.C. Chersiphron colonnade colossal column height column spacing corbelled Corinthian capital cornice Coulton Delos Delphi Didyma Doric capital Doric order early echinus Egypt Egyptian elements elevation entablature entasis Ephesos facade FDelphes fifth flank fourth century frieze front Greece Greek architecture Greek temple half-columns Hellenistic period Hera at Samos Hesperia Iktinos inner colonnade intercolumniation Ionic temples later masonry metopes Mnesikles monumental architecture normal outer colonnade Paestum Parthenon Philon portico probably problem pronaos proportion Propylaia roof sanctuary scale Selinous seventh century sixth century span Stoa stone storey structure stylobate suggests technique temple of Apollo temple of Artemis temple of Athena temple of Hera temple of Zeus tiles triglyph Vitr Vitruvius W. B. Dinsmoor walls width Ylika Zeus at Olympia