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    DescriptionFrom Athens and Arcadia on one side of the Aegean Sea and from Ionia, Lycia, and Karia on the other, this book brings together some of the great monuments of classical antiquity --among them two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the later temple of Artemis at Ephesos and the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos. Drawing on the Greek and Lycian architecture and sculpture in the British Museum--a collection second to none in quality, quantity, and geographical and chronological range--this lavishly illustrated volume tells a remarkable story reaching from the archaic temple of Artemis, the Parthenon, and other temples of the Athenian Acropolis to the temple of Apollo at Bassai, the sculptured tombs of Lycia, the Mausoleum, and the temple of Athena Polias at Priene. Ian Jenkins explains each as a work of art and as a historical phenomenon, revealing how the complex personality of these buildings is bound up with the people who funded, designed, built, used, destroyed, discovered, and studied them. With 250 photographs and specially commissioned line drawings, the book comprises a monumental narrative of the art and architecture that gave form, direction, and meaning to much of Western culture.

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    Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674023888
    ISBN 10: 0674023889

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, ART026000, ART015060
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 722/.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 722.8
    LC classification: NB90 .J46 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AM, AGA, AFKB
    Illustrations note
    150 colour illustrations, 100 b/w illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    20 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    Jenkins places each monument in its historical and cultural context, discusses its architectural features and its sculptures, and describes its archaeological rediscovery...The volume is finely illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings. It is a real treasure for anyone interested in Greek history and architecture.--Margaret W. Garrett"Charleston Post and Courier" (03/25/2007)