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Greek Architecture

Lawrence, A.W.

Published by Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1957
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xxxiv, 327 pp, list of b&w figures, list of b&w plates, abbreviations, foreword, map of Greek mainland and islands, map of Crete, map of the Greek World, diagrams of Greek orders and temple plan, Part I. Pre-Helllenic Building: 1. Introduction Summary; 2. Neolithic and Early Bronze Age; 3. The Beginnings of the Cretan Palaces (Middle Minoan I-II); 4. The Palace Age in Crete (Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan); 5. Cycladic and Mainland Settlements Contemporary with Cretan Palaces (Middle and Late Bronze Age to 1400 B.C.); 6. Tholos Tombs; 7. Mycenean Citadels and Housing (Late Helladic III, 1400-1100). Part II. Hellenic Architecture: 8. Introduction Summary; 9. Primitive Temples; 10. The Doric Order; 11. Early Doric Temples and Similar Buildings; 12. The Formation of the Ionic Temple; 13. Early Fifth-Century Temples and Treasures; 14. Early Sanctuaries and the acropolis of Athens; 15. Niceties of Doric Design; 16. Late Fifth-Century Temples Except on the Acropolis; 17. Circular Buildings; 18. Temples and Tombs of 400-330; 19. Hellenistic Temples and Related Monuments; 20. Masonry, Vaulting, and Public Works; 21. Residential Buildings; 22. Town-Planning and Halls Before 330; 23. Hellenistic Town-Planning and Halls; 24. Open Structures, Especially Theatres; 25. Epilogue; notes, bibliography, index. The Pelican History of Art series: First Edition, 1957. "This volume describes architecture in the Greek lands from the Stone Age to the time of Christ -- from the prehistoric settlements of Troy, the Minoan palaces of Crete and their counterparts in the Mycenean kingdoms, to the absorption of Hellenism into the Roman Empire. The author has stressed to good purpose the evolution of domestic buildings, and its influence on monumental design; pre-Hellenic building and supplies; the evolution of temples and other religious buildings is traced stage by stage with special chapters on the constituent parts of the Doric Order and circular buildings; the history of town planning and civic building up to the time of Alexander the Great and after; This book is illustrated with over 170 line drawings in the text and there are 152 pages of half-tone plates." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest wear to dj edge with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with decorative gilt swan on front boared, and black title plate with gilt lettering to front spine. Size: Small 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 001826

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Title: Greek Architecture

Publisher: Penguin Books, Middlesex

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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