Origins of Classical Architecture

Temples, Orders and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece

Author: Mark Wilson Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300182767

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Purpose and setting of the Greek temple -- Formative developments -- Questions of construction and the Doric genus -- Questions of influence and the Aeolic capital -- Questions of appearance and the Ionic genus -- Questions of meaning and the Corinthian capital -- Gifts to the gods -- Triglyphs and tripods -- Crucible -- Questions answered and unanswered.
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Classical Architecture

An Introduction to Its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms

Author: James Stevens Curl

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393731194

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

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This well-illustrated book describes the fundamental principles and various aspects of classical architecture, including a detailed, illustrated glossary that is almost a dictionary of classical architecture in itself.
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Greek and Roman Architecture

Author: Richard Allan Tomlinson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Classical

Page: 128

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An illustrated survey of the development of classical architecture from ancient Greece to the fall of the Roman Empire
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Master the SAT: Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses

Part II of V

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768937078

Category: Study Aids

Page: 848

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Peterson's Master the SAT: Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses contains a diagnostic test designed to help test-takers assess their abilities on the SAT. The test contains critical reading, writing, and math questions-all with detailed answer explanations. In addition, there is a score sheet and a comparison chart to help test-takers pinpoint relative strengths and weaknesses. Peterson's Master the SAT provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND offers hundreds of practice questions to help them prepare for test day. For more information see Peterson's Master the SAT.
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Classical Architecture

Author: Robert Adam

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

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In Classical Architecture Robert Adam traces the history of classical design to the present day and provides examples of virtually every one of its applications.
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The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262580892

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

View: 2004

Why do architects still use the classical orders? Why use forms derived from ancientGreek temples when ancient Greek religion has been dead for centuries and when the way of life theyexpressed is extinct? And why decorate a contemporary courthouse with the bones, eggs, darts, claws,and garlands that an ancient Greek would recognize as the trappings of animal sacrifice?With theseprovocative questions George Hersey begins his recovery of the meaning of classical architecture.For the last four centuries, he shows, philology and formalism have drained architecture of itspoetry. By analyzing this poetry - the tropes founded on the Greek terms for ornamental detail - hereconstructs a classical theory about the origin and meaning of the orders, one that links them toancient sacrificial ritual and myth.In doing so, Hersey reinterprets key tales and taboos that werepart of the cultural memory of the ancient Greeks. His touchstone is Vitruvius, author of the onlysurviving classical treatise on architecture, whose stories about Dorus, Ion, and the Corinthianmaiden, and about the Caryaean women and Persian soldiers, describe the orders as records orremembrances of sacrifice.Hersey finds revivals of this consciousness in the Italian Renaissance andthrows new light on the works of the architectural theorists Francesco di Giorgio and CeasareCesariano, and also on Raphael's Disputá, Michelangelo's tomb of Julius 11 and Medici Chapel, andHugues Sambin's handbook on termini.George Hersey is Professor of Art History at Yale University andthe author of many books, including Architecture, Poetry, and Number in the Royal Palace at Caserta(MIT Press 1983).
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The Stylistic Origins of Umayyad Sculpture and Architectural Decoration

Author: Rina Talgam

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447047388

Category: Art

Page: 237

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This volume explores Sassanian, Central Asian, Byzantine, Coptic, and early Arab stylistic sources of Umayyad sculpture and architectural decoration, and discusses the way in which the Umayyad artisans melded motifs, composi-tions, and styles adopted from various sources into an innovative whole. This sophisticated orchestration of the various stylistic sources lends a fascinating dimension to the appreciation of Umayyad art. The simultaneous processes of transformation and continuity are evident in the works of many Umayyad artists, whose individual stylistic origins remain distinctive despite the great degree of flexibility and experimentation embodied in their art.The method used in this study places the focus on the artistic styles prevalent in Umayyad art. Case studies of three late Umayyad palaces - Khirbat alMafjar, Mshatta, and Qasr alHayr West - provide an indepth, multifaceted, and accurate account of the evolution and formation of Islamic art.
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The Origins of Medieval Architecture

Building in Europe, A.D 600-900

Author: Charles B. McClendon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300106882

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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This book is the first devoted to the important innovations in architecture that took place in western Europe between the death of emperor Justinian in A.D. 565 and the tenth century. During this period of transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, the Early Christian basilica was transformed in both form and function. Charles B. McClendon draws on rich documentary evidence and archaeological data to show that the buildings of these three centuries, studied in isolation but rarely together, set substantial precedents for the future of medieval architecture. He looks at buildings of the so-called Dark Ages—monuments that reflected a new assimilation of seemingly antithetical “barbarian” and “classical” attitudes toward architecture and its decoration—and at the grand and innovative architecture of the Carolingian Empire. The great Romanesque and Gothic churches of subsequent centuries owe far more to the architectural achievements of the Early Middle Ages than has generally been recognized, the author argues.
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Master the SAT 2012

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768933773

Category: Study Aids

Page: 848

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Peterson's Master the SAT contains 6 full-length practice tests-all with detailed answer explanations PLUS score-raising SAT strategies and study techniques. Readers will find easy-to-follow lessons covering ALL SAT areas: critical reading, writing, and math. In addition, there are links to Hippocampus.org for interactive math help-from basic algebra to graphs of linear equations. Peterson's Master the SAT provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND offers hundreds of practice questions to help them prepare for test day.
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