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23%OFFMark Wilson Jones - Origins of Classical Architecture: Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece - 9780300182767 - V9780300182767
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Origins of Classical Architecture: Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece

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Description for Origins of Classical Architecture: Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece Hardback. Greek temples captivate anyone with an interest in antiquity, and the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columnar orders that clad them launched the classical architectural tradition down to modern times. This title proposes new theories in both areas as it elucidates the nature and function of Greek architecture. Num Pages: 288 pages, 30 colour images + 230 black-&-white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; AMX; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 220 x 268 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1426.

The Greek architectural orders—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—lie at the heart of the classical traditions of building, and yet satisfying accounts for their origins have proved elusive. In contrast with conventional theories that would see the orders originating over the course of a long evolution, this book stresses the suddenness of the phenomenon and its dependence on historical context, human agency, and artistic inspiration. Casting new light on a subject that has preoccupied architects since the Renaissance, Mark Wilson Jones shows how construction, influence, appearance, and meaning found expression in complex and multifaceted designs.  New emphasis is placed on the relationship ... Read more


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Product Details

Publisher
Yale University Press United States
Number of pages
288
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Weight
1425g
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780300182767
SKU
V9780300182767
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Ref
99-50

About Mark Wilson Jones
Mark Wilson Jones is an architect, architectural historian, and scholar of archeology in the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath.

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