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The Resource Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis, Robin Francis Rhodes

Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis, Robin Francis Rhodes

Label
Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis
Title
Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis
Statement of responsibility
Robin Francis Rhodes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis focuses on the architectural complex generally considered to be one of the outstanding achievements of Western civilization. Though the buildings and sculpture of the Acropolis have been scrutinized by scholars for more than a century, Robin Rhodes's sensitive analysis is unique in its consideration of the ensemble as a whole and its explanation of how the monuments communicate meaningfully with one another to form an iconographic narrative. His study is also the first to examine the architectural sculpture of the Acropolis within the context of its buildings; the sculpture and the more abstract features of the architecture were clearly conceived together, and Rhodes relates them both to the contexts and issues of Greek architecture and aesthetics
  • Among the themes treated in this landmark study are the relationship between landscape and religious architecture; the humanization of temple divinities; the architectural expression of religious tradition and even specific history; architectural procession and hieratic direction; symbolism and allusion through architectural order; religious revival and archaism; and the breaking of architectural and religious canon. Taken together, they constitute the specific architectural narrative of the Periclean Acropolis
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rhodes, Robin Francis
Dewey number
726/.1208/09385
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA283.A25
LC item number
R48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acropolis (Athens, Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis, Robin Francis Rhodes
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Sense of Place and the Seeds of Monumentality -- 1. History in the Design of the Acropolis -- 2. The Acropolis as Processional Architecture -- 3. Religious Tradition and Broken Canon: The Doric Architecture -- 4. The Integrated Parthenon -- 5. Creating Canon: The Ionic Temples -- 6. Architectural Legacy and Reflections -- 7. God and Man: The Spiritual Legacy of the Periclean Acropolis
Control code
ocm31241908
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780521469814
Lccn
94038706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521470247
  • (OCoLC)31241908
Label
Architecture and meaning on the Athenian Acropolis, Robin Francis Rhodes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Sense of Place and the Seeds of Monumentality -- 1. History in the Design of the Acropolis -- 2. The Acropolis as Processional Architecture -- 3. Religious Tradition and Broken Canon: The Doric Architecture -- 4. The Integrated Parthenon -- 5. Creating Canon: The Ionic Temples -- 6. Architectural Legacy and Reflections -- 7. God and Man: The Spiritual Legacy of the Periclean Acropolis
Control code
ocm31241908
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780521469814
Lccn
94038706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521470247
  • (OCoLC)31241908

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