ISBN 9783822812259,Greece: From Mycenae To The Parthenon

Greece: From Mycenae To The Parthenon



Taschen America Llc

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9783822812259

ISBN-10 3822812250


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


Greece From Mycenae to the Parthenon From the superb mausoleum of Mausolus in Halicarnassus, stop by the shrine to Apollo at Delphi with its famous oracle, or pass through the imposing Lion Gate in Mycenae. This "picture book journey" takes us through all the important architectural sites in ancient Greece. "Noble simplicity, quiet proportions" was how the distinguished archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann once described Greek culture, and the beauty of classical art certainly lies in its simplicity. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the architecture of perfect harmony and proportion, and a journey into the splendid art of the Mediterranean. The author: Henri Stierlin was born in 1928 in Alexandria and studied Latin and Greek in Lausanne and Zurich. He then worked as a journalist and produced numerous radio and television programmes on the history of civilisation. Stierlin is an acknowledged expert on classical architecture and has published The World of the Greeks, 1980, and The Greeks in Asia Minor, 1986.