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By John McK. Camp

ISBN-10: 0876616260

ISBN-13: 9780876616260

Whereas this e-book is illustrated exclusively with fabrics from the Athenian Agora, it additionally presents a concise advent to development types and methods for you to be necessary to a person drawn to historic Greek structure. From financing to instruments, and from mason's marks to the clamps that held blocks jointly, no element is passed over during this good illustrated textual content. different elements of enormous constructions, from the rules to the tile roofs, are all mentioned with transparent drawings to point how the full was once prepare.

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A2987 28. A2972 29. M. 1469 42. A3621 48. A877 5 I. A 304 52. A 880, A 861 57- A 1559 58. A403 For further reading: J. Travlos, Pictorial Dictionary $Ancient Athens, Princeton 1971 H. A. Thompson and R. E. Wycherley, The Athenian Agora, XIV, The Agora of Athens, Princeton 1972 R. E. Wycherley, The Stones ofAthens, Princeton 1978 R. Martin. Manuel d’architecturegrecque, I, Matkriaux et techniques. Pans 1965 H. A. Thompson, The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens (Picture Book No. 2).

58. ), 4th century B . C . From the bottom up: a guilloche, a Lesbian leaf, a bead-and-reel. Athenian buildings were richly painted as well, again according to a set pattern. O n colonnaded structures the paint was confined to certain elements of the superstructure, from the level of the column capitals up through parts of the architrave, frieze, cornice, ceilings, and roof (37, 57, and front cover). Vivid red, blue, and sometimes green were the standard colors, and the use of gilding was not infrequent.

4th century B . C . From the bottom up: a guilloche, a Lesbian leaf, a bead-and-reel. Athenian buildings were richly painted as well, again according to a set pattern. O n colonnaded structures the paint was confined to certain elements of the superstructure, from the level of the column capitals up through parts of the architrave, frieze, cornice, ceilings, and roof (37, 57, and front cover). Vivid red, blue, and sometimes green were the standard colors, and the use of gilding was not infrequent.

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