The Parthenon: From Antiquity to the Present (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Parthenon Provides an overview of a classical monument interjected with the discoveries of modern scholarship.
- Published: 05 September 2005
- Format: Hardback 454 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521820936 ISBN 10: 0521820936
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Full description for The Parthenon
This volume provides 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.