anne-richard
» » Architectural Space in Ancient Greece

Download Architectural Space in Ancient Greece epub

by Constantinos A. Doxiadis




Doxiadis is best known as an architect-planner, as a consultant with an international clientele, as something of a prophet whose outlook is focused on man's worldwide future. But here, in his first major study, originally published in German in 1937, Doxiadis looks back into the past, to the architectural roots of his native Greece. He works out a theory that accounts for the seemingly unordered layout of the buildings in ancient Greek sacred precincts, proposing that the spatial relationships between the buildings were strictly determined according to a plan. Doxiadis examines in detail nearly thirty sites, charts their layouts, and presents relevant linear and angular measurements. Numerous site plans and about forty halftones complement the text. The full references include many recent sources. The trim size of the book itself is proportioned by means of the golden section.
Download Architectural Space in Ancient Greece epub
ISBN: 0262540304
ISBN13: 978-0262540308
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Constantinos A. Doxiadis
Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press (November 15, 1977)
Pages: 184 pages
ePUB size: 1543 kb
FB2 size: 1757 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 629
Other Formats: lit mbr docx doc

Bladecliff
Great
Brariel
An important book from C.A. Doxiadis, an urban planner, guru of cities, architect (the most important architect in the history of Islamabad), internationalist, visionary, futurist, and the father of Ekistics.

184 pp, with about 60% of the book consisting of b&w illustrations (photos, plans, elevations, recreations, tables.)

The book advances the theory that "the Greeks employed a uniform system in arranging their buildings...man's viewpoint related the buildings not only to each other, but also to the landscape...." He rather boldly puts forward a theory stating that the "seemingly unordered layout of the buildings in ancient Greek sacred precincts" were strictly organized according to a master plan. And he uses numbers (ah, how the ancients loved numbers and proportions!) to demonstrate his points.

Significantly, Doxiadis examines not merely the prime architectural gems in the Greek city-states, but looks at over 25 different sites, scattered far and wide in the ancient Hellenic world.

This is book which shows more than it tells, being loaded with illustrations.
EXIBUZYW
An important book from C.A. Doxiadis, an urban planner, guru of cities, architect (the most important architect in the history of Islamabad), internationalist, visionary, futurist, and the father of Ekistics.

184 pp, with about 60% of the book consisting of b&w illustrations (photos, plans, elevations, recreations, tables.)

The book advances the theory that "the Greeks employed a uniform system in arranging their buildings...man's viewpoint related the buildings not only to each other, but also to the landscape...." He rather boldly puts forward a theory stating that the "seemingly unordered layout of the buildings in ancient Greek sacred precincts" were strictly organized according to a master plan. And he uses numbers (ah, how the ancients loved numbers and proportions!) to demonstrate his points.

Significantly, Doxiadis examines not merely the prime architectural gems in the Greek city-states, but looks at over 25 different sites, scattered far and wide in the ancient Hellenic world.

This is book which shows more than it tells, being loaded with illustrations.