Appearance and Essence: Refinements of Classical Architecture--Curvature

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UPenn Museum of Archaeology, 1999 - Architecture - 316 pages
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The proceedings of the second Williams Symposium explore the phenomenon of curvature, together with other such "secrets" of classical refinement. Debated ever since the Renaissance, these stunning architectural subtleties are treated here for the first time in a combined effort of international experts.

Ranging from painstaking new technical observations to the wider issues of perception and art theory, this well-illustrated volume demonstrates why classical architecture was—and still is—deemed to be perfect.

University Museum Monograph, 107

 

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Contents

Coulton
71
Refinements of Refinements
79
The Mathematical Basis for the Evaluation of Curvatures
105
Curvature in the Temple of Apollo at Corinth and in the South Stoa
113
Scamilli inpares at an Early Hellenistic Ionic Propylon at Knidos
127
The Temple of Athena Polias at Priene Doric Architecture in the Guise of Ionic?
139
The Ptolemaion at Limyra and its Recently Discovered Curvature
155
Curvature The Evidence of Didyma 17
173
Scamilli scabelli and a New Renaissance Manuscript of Vitruvius at Ferrara
251
A la recherche du stylobate ou les origines de 1interpretation
267
Curvature Remarks of a Classical Archaeologist
277
A Curved Start for Corinths FifthCentury Racecourse
283
Refinements in Classical Chinese Architecture
289
Die Erfullung eines Versprechens Horizontale Kurvaturen
295
Curvature in the Julian Basilica at Corinth
303
MODERN CONTINUATION AND EMULATION
308

Curvature and Other Architectural Refinements in a Hellenistic
185
The Toichobate Curvature of the Artemis Temple at Sardis and the End of
199
The Practicalities of Roman Entasis
225
CONTRIBUTORS
315
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