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The Parthenon: From Antiquity to the Present

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This volume offers an overview of the Parthenon from antiquity to the modern era. Recent discoveries, such as the marble sculpture fragments found during the current restoration work on the Acropolis, or a vase excavated in Northern Greece whose decoration echoes a lost pedimental composition, have forced scholars to reconsider many aspects of one of the most important monuments of classical antiquity. Bringing together essays on various aspects of this world-renowned temple, this book examines the dramatic setting of the temple and its impact on modern architects such as Le Corbusier; new reconstructions and interpretations of Pheidias' vast sculptural program; in-depth analysis of architectural refinements; the techniques employed in making the colossal gold-and-ivory cult statue; and a consideration of the Christian and Muslim phases of the Parthenon's history. Collectively, they enhance our understanding of one of the icons of Western art.

Synopsis:

Offers an overview of a classical monument interjected with the discoveries of modern scholarship.

Table of Contents

1. Space and theme: the setting of the Parthenon Jeffery Hurwit; 2. Wealth, power and prestige: Classical Athens at home and abroad Lisa Kallet; 3. The architecture and architects of the classical Parthenon Barbara A. Barletta; 4. Bending the truth: curvature and other refinements Lothar Haselberger; 5. A celebration of victory: the Metopes Katherine Schwab; 6. 'Noblest Images on All Sides': the Ionic Frieze Jenifer Neils; 7. Fire from heaven: the Pediments and Akroteria Olga Palagia; 8. The statue of Athena and other treasures Kenneth Lapatin; 9. 'Bestride the very peak of heaven': the Parthenon after antiquity Robert Ousterhout; 10. 'Well recorded worth': photographs of the Parthenon Andrew Szegedy-Maszak; 11. The Parthenon in the modern era Richard A. Etlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521820936
Editor:
Neils, Jenifer
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Neils, Jenifer
Author:
Neils, Jenifer
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Athens (greece)
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Subject:
Athens (Greece) Antiquities.
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
454
Dimensions:
10.26x7.34x1.17 in. 2.89 lbs.

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