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Acropolis (Greek language edition)
Visiting its Museum and its Monuments

By Panos Valavanis

Acropolis (Greek language edition)
Paperback, 64 pages £8.00
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9789606878732
Format: 248mm x 173mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Art & Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Museum Studies

95 colour illustrations. Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

Acropolis: Visiting its Museum and its Monuments, outcome of assiduous research based on the most recent scientific findings, aims to be a friendly and useful travel companion. Its descriptions and interpretative analyses help us to see the monuments in a different way and to understand the historical, artistic and political events that contributed to their creation. Through the texts and the illustrations we get to know the gods and heroes who were worshipped on the Acropolis, the leaders who envisaged the major projects, the artists who brought them to fruition, as well as the innovative ideas they applied and the Athenian citizens who admired and enjoyed these achievements.

This little book will help us to explore and engage with the monuments of Athens, not with awe but with the joy that springs from knowledge.

Athens

THE ANCIENT CITY

THE MUSEUM AND THE BASEMENTS

THE EXHIBITS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RAMP

The Sanctuary of Nymphe

The Asklepieion

The Sanctuary of Dionysos and the Theatre

 

The Acropolis

DURING PREHISTORIC AND ARCHAIC TIMES

The Archaic pediments

The ex-votos

The horsemen

The korai

DURING THE PERSIAN WARS

Works in the Severe Style

THE CLASSICAL ACROPOLIS

THE PROPYLAIA THE TEMPLE OF ATHENA or WINGLESS NIKE

THE ERECHTHEION

The Karyatids and the frieze

EX-VOTOS ON THE ACROPOLIS

 

The Parthenon

Historical and political context

Architectural features

THE SCULPTED DECORATION

The metopes

The frieze

Frieze and Panathenaia

Frieze and art

Frieze and politics

The colours of the monuments

The pediments

Stylistic and interpretative approach

The akroteria

The cult statue

Ideology and politics in the Acropolis monuments



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 64 pages
ISBN:
 9789606878732
Format:
 248mm x 173mm
95 illus.

BIC Code:
 1DVG, ACG, HBLA1, HDDK, WTHM
BISAC Code:
  ART015060, HIS002000, HIS039000, SOC003000, TRV016000
Imprint:
 Kapon Editions


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