9-19-06 - Speaks of struggles of life tension of life...

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Greek architecture (cont.) Temples made to read as objects in space, read as its own entity within the space. Temple of Hera II, Paestum, Italy, 2460 B.P. Paths that lead to buildings, never coming to building straight on, different from Egyptian architecture… in greek, you are always coming from an angle, deals with perception of the building within the space, hiding intersanctum, view building in its entirety, instead off one face Temple of Hera I, Paestum, Italy, 2530 B.P. (early greek characteristics) Neck of columns taper to a smaller circumference, looks like it is struggling to hold up the building Columns are close to each other Conflicting aesthetics
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Unformatted text preview: Speaks of struggles of life, tension of life experiences of the people Proportions of base of column to height… problems with center columns… pitched roofs Temple of Athena, Paestum, Italy, 2500 B.P. Not as much taper on columns, more void between them. Temple of Hera II Making the invisible visible Temple of Concord, Agrigento, Italy, 2430 B.P. Santuary of Apollo, Delphi, Greece, 2400 B.P. Greeks have very little respect for topography Greek temples are meant to be artificial constructs, highly abstract entity, is not meant to fit in. Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, 26 th Century B.P....
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