Ancient Athenian Building Methods (Agora Picture Book #21) by John McK. Camp

By John McK. Camp

Whereas this book is illustrated exclusively with fabrics from the Athenian Agora, it additionally presents a concise creation to development types and strategies on the way to be worthy to an individual attracted to historical Greek structure. From financing to instruments, and from mason's marks to the clamps that held blocks jointly, no aspect is passed over during this good illustrated textual content. the various elements of enormous structures, from the rules to the tile roofs, are all mentioned with transparent drawings to point how the full was once prepare.

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E. Wycherley, The Stones ofAthens, Princeton 1978 R. Martin. Manuel d’architecturegrecque, I, Matkriaux et techniques. Pans 1965 H. A. Thompson, The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens (Picture Book No. 2).

Front cover Title page: FurtwZngler and Reichold, Griechische Vasenmalerei, plate I 68, 2 Illustrations of inventoried subjects: 5 . A 2600, A 2601, A 2602 44. A 1497 46. A 1578 6. Well0 16:3 23. A I758 2s. A 3010, seconddrum from top 27. A2987 28. A2972 29. M. 1469 42. A3621 48. A877 5 I. A 304 52. A 880, A 861 57- A 1559 58. A403 For further reading: J. Travlos, Pictorial Dictionary $Ancient Athens, Princeton 1971 H. A. Thompson and R. E. Wycherley, The Athenian Agora, XIV, The Agora of Athens, Princeton 1972 R.

56. Watercolor o f a mosaic floor of cut tesserae, from a house west ofthe Areopagus, 2nd century after Christ. 29 57. , showing the use of paint and, at left, the profile ofthe moldings. DECORATIVE ELEMENTS AND PAINTING Decorative moldings regularly adorned certain parts of Greek buildings, for example, the base and capital ofan Ionic column (8,28),the top ofa wall or pier (57), the underside and top of a cornice (front cover). The canons of architecture were so rigid for the Doric and Ionic orders that a specific molding was almost invariably associated with a given location on a building.

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