The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders Barbara A. Barletta ebook pdf
ISBN: 0521792452, 9780521792455
'This book makes a fundamental contribution to the study of Greek architecture. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the subject that will be welcomed by the nonspecialist. Barletta's formulation of pertinent questions and assessment of the evidence will shape the discussion of the origins of the architectural orders for years to come. Her conclusion challenges us to reevaluate our understanding of Greek architectural origins by allowing the architecture to speak for itself.' American Journal of Archaeology
'Barletta has made a significant contribution in this book, one that has most definitely enhanced the debate on the origins of the Greek architectural orders.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Barbara Barletta's study examines both forms of evidence in an effort to reconcile the two sources, as well as to offer a coherent reconstruction of the origins and early development of the Greek architectural orders. Beginning with the pre-canonical material, she demonstrates that the relatively late emergence of the Doric and Ionic orders arose from contributions of separate regions of the Greek world, rather than a single center.