By John McK. Camp
Whereas this e-book is illustrated exclusively with fabrics from the Athenian Agora, it additionally presents a concise advent to construction types and strategies that allows you to be worthwhile to somebody attracted to historical Greek structure. From financing to instruments, and from mason's marks to the clamps that held blocks jointly, no element is passed over during this good illustrated textual content. the various components of huge constructions, from the principles to the tile roofs, are all mentioned with transparent drawings to point how the complete used to be prepare.
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A403 For further reading: J. Travlos, Pictorial Dictionary $Ancient Athens, Princeton 1971 H. A. Thompson and R. E. Wycherley, The Athenian Agora, XIV, The Agora of Athens, Princeton 1972 R. E. Wycherley, The Stones ofAthens, Princeton 1978 R. Martin. Manuel d’architecturegrecque, I, Matkriaux et techniques. Pans 1965 H. A. Thompson, The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens (Picture Book No. 2).
Temples and other public buildings were often provided with a more elegant floor of large, marble paving slabs or plain pebble mosaic. Dining rooms were frequently given special treatment in the form of a patterned mosaic floor which was watered down to enliven the colors and to provide air cooling by evaporation (54). These floors were made by setting pebbles or chips into a lime-mortar or cement bedding. ; the earliest were of rounded beach pebbles in a limited number of colors ( 5 5 ) . In later mosaics, special square-cut chips (tesserae) supplied a full range of colors (56).
Drawings by J. Travlos: 7 W. B. : 14, 17, 19, zob, 21, 22, 26, 30, 33, 38, 39, 54, back cover Watercolors by P. deJong: 37,43 W. G. Smith 56 M. Welker: 57 W. B. Dinsmoor, J . : front cover Title page: FurtwZngler and Reichold, Griechische Vasenmalerei, plate I 68, 2 Illustrations of inventoried subjects: 5 . A 2600, A 2601, A 2602 44. A 1497 46. A 1578 6. Well0 16:3 23. A I758 2s. A 3010, seconddrum from top 27. A2987 28. A2972 29. M. 1469 42. A3621 48. A877 5 I. A 304 52. A 880, A 861 57- A 1559 58.
Ancient Athenian Building Methods (Agora Picture Book #21) by John McK. Camp