Handout 10_Greece-Athenian Acropolis

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Unformatted text preview: correct’, and the refinements adjust the reality to match the mental conception. The EXAGGERATION THEORY takes a fundamentally different attitude. Rather than correct sagging horizontals, this theory starts with the reality that most of the horizontals Page 2 of 3 ARC 231/530 Fall 2010 History 1: History of World Architecture – Ancient Through Medieval School of Architecture, CALA, University of Arizona would be viewed from relatively low vantage points and that the crowning curvature of the horizontals was a theatrical aspiration toward bigness – to appear more immense. iii. a. The TENSION THEORY suggests that the refi...
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