Ancient Building in Cyprus: Text and Illustrations Pt. 1 & 2 (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Building in Cyprus: Text and Illustrations Pt. 1 & 2 Documenting the ancient building tradition on Cyprus, this work surveys and analyzes its historical development, its design, its construction and its foreign connections. Its aim is to serve both as a treatise and a reference work.
- Published: 01 July 1992
- Format: Paperback 1154 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004095472 ISBN 10: 9004095470
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Full description for Ancient Building in Cyprus: Text and Illustrations Pt. 1 & 2
The wealth of excavation in Cyprus conducted across a period of nearly a century and a half has revealed much evidence of ancient building of all functional categories. Whereas the earlier excavation concerned mainly funerary and religious contexts, more recent work has endeavoured to clarify the whole range of building of Cyprus. This picture extends over a vast range of time (ca 10,000 years) since Cyprus is probably the place where the earliest substantial building known, the Neolithic round house style, is better presented than anywhere else in the world. This longevity of tradition became a proverbial aspect of the Cypriote character. It is the aim of this book to set forth and document this long-lived building tradition which hitherto has received no detailed exposition. It has sought to realise this aim in an encyclopaedic manner. After a preliminary geographical and historical introductions the ancienc building of Cyprus has been surveyed and analyzed from the following viewpoints: its historical development; its design; its construction; and its foreign connections. Because of the extensive coverage, every effort has been made to facilitate the use of the book equally as a treatise and as a work of instant reference, eg by the way of introductory precis, list of general references, running titles to pages and marginal rubrics. The book is also virtually a double treatment of the subject since a separate volume contains specially drawn illustrations arranged with captions on the facing pages which constitute an incisive coverage of the subject matter.