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The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

Tournikiotis, Panayotis ( Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0810963140 / ISBN 13: 9780810963146
Editorial: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1996
Condición: Very Good + Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Cloth Bound Hard Cover. Top front corner has some small dents and small tears, looks like puppy nibbles. Interior is tight and clean, including 336 Illustrations and 138 full color plates. Front panel has light rubbing, the top right corner has a 1 inch chip and a few tiny tears from puppy teeth. The spine has light shelf wear at the bottom edge. Back Panel has light rubbing and some very light scratches, otherwise Dust Jacket is in excellent condition. An amazing book. N° de ref. de la librería 80261

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Título: The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

Editorial: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Very Good +

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This volume brings together 11 original essays by scholars and writers each offering a different perspective on this cultural monument. Detailed descriptions of the sculpture and architecture are included, as well as discussions of the place of the Parthenon in the history and theory of modern architecture, depictions of the Parthenon in art through the ages, the Parthenon as appreciated by contemporary Greek society and the Parthenon in the consciousness of modern Greek poets and thinkers.

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No building in history has been more admired, or written about, than the temple of Athena Polias atop the Acropolis in Athen--the marble marvel we call the Parthenon. This book of essays is full of wonders and surprises. Did you know there is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee? Or that the Parthenon is the only Greek temple made wholly of marble? Or that the archetypal Greek monument was once used as a church (Our Lady of Athens), and later as a mosque? Or that Le Corbusier once compared the temple's sleek lines to a Delage automobile? Panayotis Tournikiotis, an architect and teacher at the National Technical University in Athens, has assembled a diverse, international crew of writers and architects to ponder and expound on this most beloved of ruins.

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