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Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture

Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture

by Ian Jenkins, Kate Morton


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From Athens and Arcadia on one side of the Aegean Sea and from Ionia, Lycia, and Karia on the other, this book brings together some of the great monuments of classical antiquity --among them two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the later temple of Artemis at Ephesos and the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos.

Drawing on the Greek and Lycian architecture and sculpture in the British Museum--a collection second to none in quality, quantity, and geographical and chronological range--this lavishly illustrated volume tells a remarkable story reaching from the archaic temple of Artemis, the Parthenon, and other temples of the Athenian Acropolis to the temple of Apollo at Bassai, the sculptured tombs of Lycia, the Mausoleum, and the temple of Athena Polias at Priene. Ian Jenkins explains each as a work of art and as a historical phenomenon, revealing how the complex personality of these buildings is bound up with the people who funded, designed, built, used, destroyed, discovered, and studied them. With 250 photographs and specially commissioned line drawings, the book comprises a monumental narrative of the art and architecture that gave form, direction, and meaning to much of Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674023888
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ian Jenkins is Senior Curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum, where he has responsibility for the Greek collections. His many publications include Archaeologists and Aesthetes and The Parthenon Frieze.

Table of Contents

Preface     8
Introduction     10
Map     12
Enlightenment and Renaissance     14
Greek Temples - Form and Meaning     26
The Temples of Artemis at Ephesos     47
The Parthenon and Its Sculptures     71
The Athenian Acropolis - Propylaea, Nike Temple and Erechtheum     108
The Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassai     130
Lycian Tombs     151
The Nereid Monument     186
The Mausoleum at Halikarnassos     203
The Temple of Athena Polias at Priene     236
Notes     250
Bibliography     258
Index     266
Illustration Acknowledgements     272
Emergency vehicles     4
Lifeboats     6
Air rescue     8
Underwater emergencies     10
Police vehicles     12
Ambulances     14
Firefighters     16
Firefighting aircraft     22
Disaster help     24
Airport firefighters     26
Robots     28
Emergency rockets     30
Space rescue     32
Glossary     34
Find out more     35
Index     36

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