Synopses & Reviews
From the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus to the National Library and the Univerisity of Athens, this volume examines both the aesthetic design and cultural/social functions of 61 noted architectural landmarks throughout the nation of Greece. Art historian Janina K. Darling discusses how each structure or project was designed and built, and provides a detailed yet accessible description of architectural elements. Darling's entries combine an architectural reading with the larger context of the region's cultural history. An introductory essay, glossary, geographic index, and subject index add to this vastly interesting volume.
The Architecture of Greece is the first release from Greenwood's Reference Guide to National Arhcitecture series.
This is an excellent, immensely readable resource for anyone interested in Greek architecture and history. It would make a great addition to any public or academic library collection.E-Streams
Describes both the design and social functions of the most buildings throughout Greece.
About the Author
JANINA K. DARLING is a lecturer in the history of art at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she teaches courses in the art and architecture of Mediterranean antiquity, and representations of women in classical art. Her articles on Greek and Roman art, and related issues of gender have appeared in Muse, as well as in Hephaistos, Critical Journal on the Theory and Practice of Archaeology and Related Fields. She was a national lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America, and leads tours to Italy, where she teaches Roman and Italian art and architectural history.