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Daidalos at Work

Daidalos at Work Author : Klaire Palyvou
Release : 2018-06-30
Publisher : INSTAP Academic Press
ISBN : 9781931534949
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The Bronze Age was a time of affluence and innovation for Crete, a unique "moment" in the early history of architecture that, in a bizarre way, echos the modern world of the 20th century AD. The mythical Daidalos, with his many attributes and tasks, stands for the protoype of "an architect at work," following orders and desires set by his clients and by society. The labyrinth, as a paradigm of order, stands for the primordial idea of architeccture and a metaphor of human existence. In this book, architecture is the protagonist and phenomoneology the basic tool of thought. It addresses archaeologists, architectural historians, and architects alike, in the hope that it will prove useful to those interested in understanding the Minoan world through its architecture as much as those interested in exploring architecture through the Minoan paradigm.

Daidalos at Work

Daidalos at Work Author : Clairy Palyvou
Release : 2018-06-30
Publisher : INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)
ISBN : 1623034329
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The Bronze Age was a time of affluence and innovation for Crete, a unique "moment" in the early history of architecture that, in a bizarre way, echos the modern world of the 20th century AD. The mythical Daidalos, with his many attributes and tasks, stands for the protoype of "an architect at work," following orders and desires set by his clients and by society. The labyrinth, as a paradigm of order, stands for the primordial idea of architeccture and a metaphor of human existence. In this book, architecture is the protagonist and phenomoneology the basic tool of thought. It addresses archaeologists, architectural historians, and architects alike, in the hope that it will prove useful to those interested in understanding the Minoan world through its architecture as much as those interested in exploring architecture through the Minoan paradigm.

Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art

Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art Author : Sarah P. Morris
Release : 1995-04-09
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691001609
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This book uses the myths surrounding Daidalos as an example to describe the profound influence of the Near East on ancient Greece's artistic and literary origins.

The Knossos Labyrinth

The Knossos Labyrinth Author : Rodney Castleden
Release : 2012-10-12
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1134967853
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Knossos, like the Acropolis or Stonehenge, is a symbol for an entire culture. The Knossos Labyrinth was first built in the reign of a Middle Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, and was from the start the focus of a glittering and exotic culture. Homer left elusive clues about the Knossian court and when the lost site of Knossos gradually re-emerged from obscurity in the nineteenth century, the first excavators - Minos Kalokairinos, Heinrich Schliemann, and Arthur Evans - were predisposed to see the site through the eyes of the classical authors. Rodney Castleden argues that this line of thought was a false trail and gives an alternative insight into the labyrinth which is every bit as exciting as the traditional explanations, and one which he believes is much closer to the truth. Rejecting Evans' view of Knossos as a bronze age royal palace, Castleden puts forward alternative interpretations - that the building was a necropolis or a temple - and argues that the temple interpretation is the most satisfactory in the light of modern archaeological knowledge about Minoan Crete.

Pausanias' Greece

Pausanias' Greece Author : K. W. Arafat
Release : 2004-08-05
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521604185
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This is the first systematic and detailed study of Pausanias' view of Roman involvement in Greece. It begins with an assessment of Pausanias' life and writings, placing them in their contemporary political, historical, literary and cultural context. Pausanias' attitudes towards the art and artists of the pre-Roman period are also considered, and his attempts to define and analyse the past examined. Much of the book is devoted to the assessment of Pausanias' attitudes to the political Republican leaders Mummius, Sulla and Julius Caesar, emperors from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, and benefactors such as Herodes Atticus. The study reveals the complexity and sophistication of Pausanias' critique of the actions and attitudes of prominent Roman personalities engaged with the Greek world.

The Annual of the British School at Athens

The Annual of the British School at Athens Author : British School at Athens
Release : 1992
Publisher :
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"A short history of the British school at Athens. 1886-1911", by G. A. Macmillan: no. 17, p. [ix]-xxxviii.

Sikyon

Sikyon Author : Audrey Griffin
Release : 1982
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN :
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Though never a major power, the city of Sikyon was involved in many of the major events of Greek history and was home to several major artists. This book brings together everything that is known about Sikyon to demonstrate how the different aspects of the city's culture (politics, art, etc.) affected on another.

Gide's Entanglements

Gide's Entanglements Author : Paulette Hacker
Release : 2007
Publisher : Schena Editore
ISBN : 9788882296858
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Performance Based Building Design 1

Performance Based Building Design 1 Author : Hugo S. L. Hens
Release : 2012-10-07
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 3433601976
File Size : 80.23 MB
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Just like building physics, performance based building design was hardly an issue before the energy crises of the 1970s. With the need to upgrade energy efficiency, the interest in overall building performance grew. The term "performance" encompasses all building-related physical properties and qualities that are predictable during the design stage and controllable during and after construction. The term "predictable" demands calculation tools and physical models that allow evaluating a design, whereas "controllable" presumes the existence of measuring methods available on site. The basis for a system of performance arrays are the functional demands, the needs for accessibility, safety, well-being, durability, energy efficiency and sustainability and the requirements imposed by the usage of a building. As the first of two volumes, this book applies the performance rationale, advanced in applied building physics, to the design and construction of buildings. After an overview of materials for thermal insulation, water proofing, air tightening and vapour tightening and a discussion on joints, building construction is analysed, starting with the excavations. Then foundations, below and on grade constructions, typical load bearing systems and floors pass the review to end with massive outer walls insulated at the inside and the outside and cavity walls. Most chapters build on a same scheme: overview, overall performance evaluation, design and construction. The book is absolutely recommended to undergraduates and graduates in architectural and building engineering, though also building engineers, who want to refresh their knowledge, may benefit. The level of discussion assumes the reader has a sound knowledge of building physics, along with a background in structural engineering, building materials and building construction. Where and when needed, input and literature from over the world was used, reason why each chapter ends listing references and literature.

The Art of Ancient Greece

The Art of Ancient Greece Author : J. J. Pollitt
Release : 1990
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521273664
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A collection of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts.

Parthenon-Kongress Basel

Parthenon-Kongress Basel Author : Parthenon-Kongress
Release : 1984
Publisher : Philipp Von Zabern
ISBN :
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