Architecture_NotesFeb7

Architecture_NotesFeb7 - Tue 7 Greek Architecture Readings...

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Tue 7 - Greek Architecture. Readings: Kostof, chaps. 6, 7. GREEK ARCHITECTURE PART ONE: THE PRE-HELLENISTIC PERIOD We know a lot about Greeks Science, philosophy, etc. Architecture can be starting point and ending point for understanding Knowledge much broader than for Egyptian architecture Ciriaco d’Ancona, The Parthenon, 1420’s Someone interested in antiquities, not in the actual building From drawing – see interest Strong in pediment – detailed frieze Map of Greece in Bronze Age Lots of accounts Biggest problem – Greek architecture was a pile of stones for several centuries What was perceivable were the degrees, the elements that composed the building Knowledge of general shape of building still rare Troy Already had buildings, houses, temples built Houses, temples, made from wood – wood scarce – land very unfertile Used sun-dried bricks This sort of structure not strong at all, against storms, etc This is typical 7 different extensions Image of Troy ruins Building materials We know in early age of Rome, still a big question mark among historians
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AHIS C3001 taught by Professor Benelli during the Spring '06 term at Columbia.

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