Greek Architecture

Original title: L’Architecture grecque

Author: Hellmann, Marie-Christine

Publication Date:

1998

Pages:

224

Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genres

Art, History

Greek Architecture

Original title: L’Architecture grecque

Author: Hellmann, Marie-Christine

  • 2 Seas Represents: World Translation Rights.
  • Rights Sold: Greek (Daedalus – Zacharopoulos).
 

If Roman or Roman-inspired architecture is much more present in Europe than Greek architecture, the latter is still very visible through the most various neo-Greek achievements: from the Ionic porch of Saint-Vincent de Paul church in Paris, to the Villa Kérylos at Beaulieu-sur-Mer to the Doric friezes at Loches and Beaulieu, in Indre-et-Loire, the reference to Greek antiquity expresses itself through a whole array of forms. This brief volume brings back to life the style and forms of Greek architecture by taking into account the most recent excavations and research that cast a new light on many buildings hitherto lesser known such as princely palaces, or comparatively neglected ones like fortifications, while also re-examining our knowledge of the Acropolis or the Agora in Athens. The Greek architectural creation is put back in its context: sites where architects and workers bustle about under the watchful eye of organizers who consult mission statements.