Ancient Athenian Building Methods
John McK Camp, John McK. Camp (II), William B. Dinsmoor, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA, 1984 - Architecture - 32 pages
While this booklet is illustrated solely with materials from the Athenian Agora, it also provides a concise introduction to building styles and techniques that will be useful to anyone interested in ancient Greek architecture. From financing to tools, and from mason's marks to the clamps that held blocks together, no detail is omitted in this well-illustrated text. The different parts of monumental buildings, from the foundations to the tile roofs, are all discussed with clear drawings to indicate how the whole was constructed.
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