A Companion to Greek Architecture

Editor/Author Miles, Margaret M.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $195.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $292.50
ISBN: 978-1-44-433599-6
Category: Technology & Engineering - Architecture
Image Count: 216
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

A Companion to Greek Architecture provides an expansive overview of the topic, including design, engineering, and construction as well as theory, reception, and lasting impact.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Invention, Design, and Construction
  • Landscape and Setting
  • Early Greek Temples
  • Monumentality and Foreign Influence in Early Greek Temples
  • Origins and Design of Terracotta Roofs in the Seventh Century bce
  • The Greek East: Temples and Engineering
  • The Greek West: Temples and their Decoration
  • The Use of Geometry by Ancient Greek Architects
  • How Buildings Were Constructed
  • Temples and Sanctuaries
  • “Internationalism” in Architecture: Olympia
  • Prestige in Greek Sanctuaries: Delphi
  • The Periclean Acropolis
  • Color and Carving: Architectural Decoration in Mainland Greece
  • Attic Sanctuaries
  • Inscribing Construction: The Financing and Administration of Public Building in Greek Sanctuaries
  • The Interiors of Greek Temples
  • Scale, Architects, and Architectural Theory
  • Civic Space
  • Urban Planning and Infrastructure
  • Protection and Trade: Girding the City
  • The Architecture of Greek Houses
  • Hellenistic Royal Palaces
  • The Greek Agora
  • Athletics: Stadia, Gymnasia, Palaistrai, and Hippodromes
  • Greek Baths
  • Bouleuteria and Odeia
  • Appendix: Recently Excavated and/or Published Bouleuteria/Odeia
  • The Greek Theater
  • Commemorating the Dead: Grave Markers, Tombs, and Tomb Paintings, 400–30 bce
  • Reception
  • The Spread of Greek Architecture: Labraunda
  • Pergamon and Pergamene Influence
  • New Directions in Hellenistic Sanctuaries
  • Three Seaside Wonders: Pharos, Mausoleum and Colossus
  • From Hellenistic to Roman Architecture
  • Hellenistic Architecture in Italy: Consuetudo Italica
  • French Architectural Thought and the Idea of Greece
  • The Reception of Greek Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Britain
  • Ancient Ruins and Their Preservation: The Case Study of the Parthenon's East Porch
  • Glossary
  • Back Matter