The Parthenon It's Science and its Forms: Gardner, Robert The Parthenon It's Science and its Forms: Gardner, Robert The Parthenon It's Science and its Forms: Gardner, Robert The Parthenon It's Science and its Forms: Gardner, Robert

The Parthenon It's Science and its Forms

Gardner, Robert

Published by New York, University Press, 1925
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York, University Press, 1925. First Edition. Folio ( 20" x 14"), Gray cloth covered boards. 21pp., with 11 full-page plates including one double-page plate. One of only 700 copies printed by William Edwin Rudge. A Fine copy in unusually well-preserved condition. Scarce. The question of whether or not a geometrical law is manifest in Greek art and architectural works at the time of the height of Athenian civilization has been argued since the eighteenth century. If such a law existed, it could be expected to pervade the whole of Athenian art, and to represent a compelling conformity to the Hellenic ideal. It was Gardner's opinion regarding the Parthenon that all parts are expressed in terms of a geometrically progressing series, founded upon the standard units of the Attic foot and stadion. Gardner develops a series of Theorems upon which the entire architecture of the Parthenon is believed to rest, illustrating his points with a magnificent series of eleven intricately drawn plates that only a virtuoso of architectural delineation could have drawn. All in all, a fascinating excursion into the minutia of ancient Greek architecture. Bookseller Inventory # ATTX104

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Title: The Parthenon It's Science and its Forms

Publisher: New York, University Press

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st.

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