A Companion to Greek Architecture (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Greek Architecture (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Margaret M. Miles (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Greek Architecture provides an expansive overview of the topic, including design, engineering, and construction as well as theory, reception, and lasting impact. * Covers both sacred and secular structures and complexes, with particular attention to architectural decoration, such as sculpture, interior design, floor mosaics, and wall painting * Makes use of new research from computer-driven technologies, the study of inscriptions and archaeological evidence, and recently excavated buildings * Brings together original scholarship from an esteemed group of archaeologists and art historians * Presents the most up-to-date English language coverage of Greek architecture in several decades while also sketching out important areas and structures in need of further research

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Preface List of Illustrations Contributors Introduction Margaret M. Miles Part I Invention, Design, and Construction 1. Landscape and Setting Betsey A. Robinson 2. Early Greek Temples Alexander Mazarakis Ainian 3. Monumentality and Foreign Influence in Early Greek Temples Barbara A. Barletta 4. Origins and Design of Terracotta Roofs in the Seventh Century BCE Philip Sapirstein 5. The Greek East: Temples and Engineering John R. Senseney 6. The Greek West: Temples and their Decoration Clemente Marconi 7. Geometry and Design: The Role of the Architect Rocco Leonardis 8. How Buildings Were Constructed Nancy L. Klein Part II Temples and Sanctuaries 9. Internationalism in Architecture. Olympia Nancy L. Klein 10. Prestige in Sanctuaries: Delphi Michael Scott 11. The Acropolis of Athens Robin F. Rhodes 12. Color and Carving: Architectural Decoration in Mainland Greece Jenifer Neils 13. Attic Sanctuaries Jessica Paga 14. Inscribing Construction: The Financing and Administration of Public Building in Greek Sanctuaries Robert K. Pitt 15. The Interiors of Greek Temples Margaret M. Miles 16. Scale, Architects, and Architectural Theory John R. Senseney Part III Civic Space 17. Urban Planning and Infrastructure Betsey A. Robinson 18. Protection and Trade: Girding the City Spencer Pope 19. The Architecture of Greek Houses Barbara Tsakirgis 20. Hellenistic Royal Palaces Stella G. Miller 21. The Greek Agora John McK. Camp II 22. Athletics: Stadia, Gymnasia, Palaistrai, and Hippodromes David Gilman Romano 23. Baths Sandra K. Lucore 24. Bouleuteria and Odeia John McK. Camp II 25. The Greek Theater Jessica Paga 26. Commemorating the Dead: Grave Markers, Tombs, and Tomb Paintings, 400-30 BCE Olga Palagia Part IV Reception 27. The Spread of Greek Architecture: Labraunda Gretchen Umholtz 28. Pergamon and Pergamene Influence Kristen Seaman 29. New Directions in Sanctuaries Bonna D. Wescoat 30. Three Wonders of the World: the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria Ingrid D. Rowland 31. From Hellenistic to Roman Architecture Rhys F. Townsend 32. The Hellenistic Architecture of the Late Roman Republic: Consuetudo Italica Thomas Noble Howe 33. French Architectural Thought and the Idea of Greece Christopher Drew Armstrong 34. The Reception of Greek Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Britain Jason M. Kelly 35. Ancient Ruins and their Preservation: The Case Study of the Parthenon s East Porch Lena Lambrinou Maps and Diagrams Glossary Index

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  • publication date: 01/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781444335996
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9781444335996
  • ISBN10: 1444335995

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