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    The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece: An Illustrated Account of Classical Greek Buildings, Sculptures and Paintings, Shown in 200 Glorious Photographs and Drawings (Paperback) By (author) Nigel Rodgers

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    DescriptionThis title offer an illustrated account of classical Greek buildings, sculptures and paintings, that are shown in 200 glorious photographs and drawings. It includes an authoritative exploration of ancient Greek civilization, architecture and style, sculpture, painting and mosaics. It provides a spectacular visual study of iconic Greek buildings and temples, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis, the Sanctuary of Delphi and the great temples of Olympia. It contains an examination of the Doric, Ionian and Corinthian Orders that influenced the development of great Western architecture from medieval times to the present day. It helps you learn about the sculptors from Pheidias and Polycritus to Praxiteles and Lysippus, and their creations including the Riace bronzes, the Delphi Charioteer, the Farnese Hercules and the Laocoon statue. This title includes over 250 glorious photographs, illustrations and diagrams bring the ancient cities of Athens, Corinth and Sparta to life and reveal the pioneering brilliance of classical Greek art and architecture. This fascinating book explores the importance of art and architecture in the world's first classical civilization, charting the ancient cities from their first foundations to the creation of their towering temples. The first half of this book analyses the rise of Greek architecture from its Minoan roots to the creation of that most perfect temple, the Parthenon. The second part of this book covers the skill of ancient Greek sculptors and artists, and looks in detail at their techniques. An insightful text plus over 250 photographs, illustrations and maps make this book an indispensable resource on classical Greek art and architecture for both the specialist and general reader.


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    Title
    The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece
    Subtitle
    An Illustrated Account of Classical Greek Buildings, Sculptures and Paintings, Shown in 200 Glorious Photographs and Drawings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Rodgers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844768028
    ISBN 10: 1844768023
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 709.38
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 709.38
    LC classification: N5630 .R64 2012
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AMX
    Illustrations note
    over 250 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    SOUTHWATER
    Publication date
    16 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nigel Rodgers has written widely on history, philosophy and art. Among his recent published works are Rome: The Greatest Empire, The Roman Army, Roman Architecture and A Military History of Ancient Greece (all published by Southwater). He has also written Incredible Optical Illusions (Simon and Schuster), The Traveller's Atlas (Apple Press); Churchill (Hodder); and Hitler (Hodder), and, with Mel Thompson, Philosophers Behaving Badly (Peter Owen) and Understand Existentialism (Teach Yourself/Hodder).