Architecture of Greece

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Architecture - 237 pages
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From the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus to the National Library and the Univerisity of Athens, this volume examines both the aesthetic design and cultural/social functions of 61 noted architectural landmarks throughout the nation of Greece. Art historian Janina K. Darling discusses how each structure or project was designed and built, and provides a detailed yet accessible description of architectural elements. Darling's entries combine an architectural reading with the larger context of the region's cultural history. An introductory essay, glossary, geographic index, and subject index add to this vastly interesting volume.

The "Architecture of Greece" is the first release from "Greenwood's Reference Guide to National Arhcitecture" series.

 

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Contents

Entries by Location
xi
Preface
xviii
ARCHITECTURE OF GREECE
xxiv
Academy of Sciences Athens
1
Agia Sofia Thessaloniki
13
Agioi Apostoloi Athens
20
Agios Andreas Peristera
27
Altis Olympia
41
North Suburbs Olynthos
95
Palace of Nestor Pylos
109
Panagia Koumbelidike Kastoria
124
Propylaea Athens
142
Schliemann House Athens
155
Temple A Prinas
169
Temple of Artemis Corfu
184
Temple of Hera Samos
198

Choregic Monument of Lysicrates Athens
48
Citadel Tiryns
54
House A vii 4 Olynthos
62
Katholikon Daphni
68
Katholikon of the Great Lavra Mount Athos
81
Tholos Delphi
213
Tower of the Winds Athens
216
Index
231
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About the author (2004)

JANINA K. DARLING is a lecturer in the history of art at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she teaches courses in the art and architecture of Mediterranean antiquity, and representations of women in classical art. Her articles on Greek and Roman art, and related issues of gender have appeared in Muse, as well as in Hephaistos, Critical Journal on the Theory and Practice of Archaeology and Related Fields. She was a national lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America, and leads tours to Italy, where she teaches Roman and Italian art and architectural history.

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