The Parthenon and other Greek temples: their dynamic symmetry
Yale university press, 1924 - Architecture - 103 pages
Presents author's theory that the Parthenon was designed according to the principles of dynamic symmetry.
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THE GREEK TEMPLE
THE FACADE AND ITS DIVISIONS
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236 rectangles 618 rectangles 618 rectangles arranged abacus analysis angle columns antefix architect Athens bottom step building capital cella interior CHAPTER column centers column height column-spacing rectangle composed of 618 composed of four corner curvature diagonal diagram divided Doric temple dynamic symmetry entablature entasis epistyle Error euthynteria extreme and mean facade rectangle feet fixed foundation blocks four 618 rectangles four root-five rectangles four squares frieze front and flank Greek temples ground plan horizontal Iktinos intercolumniation length mean proportional measurements meters metope Museum one-half one-quarter Parthenon pattern picked pediment Penrose poros poros stone proportion trellis provides a rectangle raking cornice Ratio reciprocal rectangle composed rectangular spiral right angles root-five areas scheme sima similar figure south flank square and root-five squares and four static stylobate T. L. Heath tangle temple floor three root-five rectangles top step triangle triglyph volute Zeus Zeus temple