Greek Architecture (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series) (Paperback)

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This splendid book discusses the development of Greek architecture in the Aegean and other Greek lands from its earliest beginnings around 3000 until the first century B.C. The eminent scholar A.W. Lawrence considers the evolution of the magnificent temples of the Hellenic age, focusing in particular on their function, geometry, and proportions. He also discusses Greek domestic architecture, town planning, theaters, and fortifications, providing details on the materials and methods with which all these buildings were constructed.

Now reissued with revisions by R.A. Tomlinson and with a stunning array of color illustrations, many photographed specially for this edition, this classic text will continue to enthrall and inform.

About the Author

A.W. Lawrence was professor of classical archaeology at Cambridge University and the first professor of archaeology at the University of Ghana, where he established a national museum. He wrote widely on the subject of Greek architecture and sculpture as well as on fortifications in west Africa. R.A. Tomlinson was professor in the department of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He is now director of the British School at Athens.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300064926
ISBN-10: 0300064926
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: August 28th, 1996
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series