Greek Sanctuaries: An Introduction (Paperback)
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Short Description for Greek Sanctuaries Offers a basic understanding of ancient Greek sanctuary sites and temple architecture. This book introduces the reader to a select number of sites and temples, explaining technical terms along the way. It explores some of the aesthetic concepts behind Greek architectural design, as well as looking at the buildings and their decoration.
- Published: 08 November 2007
- Format: Paperback 186 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781853996894 ISBN 10: 1853996890
- Sales rank: 1,106,637
Full description for Greek Sanctuaries
"Greek Sanctuaries" offers a good basic understanding of ancient Greek sanctuary sites and temple architecture. Assuming no prior knowledge, it introduces the reader to a select number of sites and temples in some depth, explaining technical terms along the way. The author has borne in mind the needs of students at sixth-form and university level, as well as the general reader, and has covered some of the core buildings and sanctuaries usually chosen for study owing to their social importance and aesthetic excellence, including the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia. The book explores some of the aesthetic concepts behind Greek architectural design, as well as looking in some detail at the buildings and their decoration. It also investigates their importance within the culture of the time, asking such questions as: What were temples for? How do sanctuary buildings relate to each other and to the space where they are set? What was the purpose of architectural sculpture? The accessible text will inspire the visitor to Greece and equip the student of Greek architecture for further study.