Margaret M. Miles's A Companion to Greek Architecture PDF

By Margaret M. Miles

ISBN-10: 1444335995

ISBN-13: 9781444335996

A spouse to Greek Architecture offers an expansive evaluation of the subject, together with layout, engineering, and building in addition to concept, reception, and lasting effect.

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Modern opinions range widely on the extent to which ancient inhabitants altered or damaged their environment through their exploitation of animal, plant, and mineral resources. Popular wisdom holds that the Greek environment suffered in Classical antiquity and more so ever since, a misconception with 6 Betsey A. Robinson eighteenth‐century roots (Rackham 1990: 86). In a time when human impact on climate seems u ­ ndeniable, it is tempting to extrapolate back through recent and ancient history and blame human activity for processes with other primary causes.

Buildings and cities exist within such landscapes, testaments to human relations with the natural world, not only in the raw materials transformed into ordered forms but also through dynamic interplays with space and place, the experiences of visitors, and their very motivation across and among regions. This overview will emphasize mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the Aegean islands, Ionia (coastal Asia Minor), and southern Italy and Sicily (Magna Graecia). But the Greek experience was likewise embedded in the diverse environments of other archipelagos, Crete, coastal Egypt and Cyrenaica, and still more distant reaches, from southern France to the northern Black Sea shore.

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