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Greek sanctuaries : an introduction

Author: Mary Emerson
Publisher: London : Bristol Classical Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers a ... basic understanding of ancient Greek sanctuary sites and temple architecture; ... introduces the reader to a select number of sites and temples ..., explaining technical terms along the way. ... The book explores some of the aesthetic concepts behind Greek architectural design, as well as looking ... at the buildings and their decoration. It also investigates their importance within the culture of the  Read more...
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Emerson, Mary.
Greek sanctuaries.
London : Bristol Classical Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608592092
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Emerson
ISBN: 1853996890 9781853996894
OCLC Number: 141384895
Description: xi, 172 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 23 cm
Contents: What was a sanctuary? --
From mud hut to marble temple : Doric and Ionic orders --
Architectural sculpture --
Delphi --
Olympia --
The Athenian Acropolis : historical background --
The Parthenon --
The Propylaia --
The sanctuary of Athene Nike --
The Erechtheion --
The Hephaisteion --
Views and their meanings : the Acropolis and its surroundings --
The sanctuary of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae --
Looking at art in sanctuaries.
Responsibility: Mary Emerson.

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