Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 1995 - Architecture - 218 pages
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Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis focuses on the architectural complex that is generally considered to be one of the outstanding achievements of Western civilization. Though the buildings and sculpture of the Acropolis, erected over the course of the fifth century B.C., have been scrutinized by scholars for more than a century, Robin Rhodes' sensitive analysis is the first to consider the ensemble as a whole and to explain how the monuments communicate meaningfully with one another to form an iconographic narrative. His study also examines the sculpture and decoration, which were conceived together with the abstract features, while relating both to the larger issues in Greek architecture and aesthetics.
 

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Some provocative interpretations here, and quite a few wonderful passages describing the masterful manipulation of architectural traditions that appear on the site. Yet the sometimes breathless ... Read full review

Contents

HISTORY IN THE DESIGN OF THE ACROPOLIS
28
THE ACROPOLIS AS PROCESSIONAL ARCHITECTURE
42
THE INTEGRATED PARTHENON
89
THE IONIC TEMPLES
113
ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY AND REFLECTIONS
145
THE SPIRITUAL LEGACY OF THE PERICLEAN
166
Notes
187
Glossary
205
Index
211
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