Handout 10_Greece-Athenian Acropolis

Inotherwordsthegreatarchitecturalmonumentsofpericleana

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Unformatted text preview: ian Acropolis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. “The Parthenon, in its historical context, its mathematical refinement, its sculptural narrative, its international style, is a celebration, of victory, a celebration of culture, a celebration of Athens as cosmopolis; it speaks to us in intentional, unambiguous terms of the value of humanity in this world, of its perceptions, of its infinite potential.” (p.2) The architectural refinements of the Parthenon represent an elaborate attempt at the expression of beauty through nu...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2013 for the course ARC 231 taught by Professor Hollengreen during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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