Greek Architecture

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Yale University Press, 1996 - Architecture - 243 pages
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This splendid book discusses the development of Greek architecture in the Aegean and other Greek lands from its earliest beginnings around 3000 until the first century B.C. The eminent scholar A.W. Lawrence considers the evolution of the magnificent temples of the Hellenic age, focusing in particular on their function, geometry, and proportions. He also discusses Greek domestic architecture, town planning, theaters, and fortifications, providing details on the materials and methods with which all these buildings were constructed.

Now reissued with revisions by R.A. Tomlinson and with a stunning array of color illustrations, many photographed specially for this edition, this classic text will continue to enthrall and inform.
 

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Contents

The ProtoPalatial Period Middle
13
Hagia Triada
27
HELLENIC ARCHITECTURE
58
The Doric Order
67
Early Doric Temples and Similar Buildings
77
The Formation of the Ionic Temple
91
Early Sanctuaries and the Acropolis of Athens
107
Niceties of Doric Design
126
Late F ifthCentury Temples except on the Acropolis 1 29
136
Temples and Tombs of 400330
143
Hellenistic Temples and Related Monuments 15 1
151
Masonry Vaulting and Public Works
168
TownPlanning and Halls before 3 30
190
Hellenistic TownPlanning and Halls
196
Open Structures Especially Theatres
205
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About the author (1996)

A.W. Lawrence was professor of classical archaeology at Cambridge University and the first professor of archaeology at the University of Ghana, where he established a national museum. He wrote widely on the subject of Greek architecture and sculpture as well as on fortifications in west Africa. R.A. Tomlinson was professor in the department of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He is now director of the British School at Athens.

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