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Origins of Classical Architecture
Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece

Mark Wilson Jones

The Greek architectural orders—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—lie at the heart of the classical traditions of building, and yet satisfying accounts for their origins have proved elusive. In contrast with conventional theories that would see the orders originating over the course of a long evolution, this book stresses the suddenness of the phenomenon and its dependence on historical context, human agency, and artistic inspiration. Casting new light on a subject that has preoccupied architects since the Renaissance, Mark Wilson Jones shows how construction, influence, appearance, and meaning found expression in complex and multifaceted designs.  New emphasis is placed on the relationship between the orders and the temples of worship that ...

2014   304 pp.  65 color + 170 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300182767  $65.00 sc

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