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The Parthenon

The Height of Greek Civilization (Wonders of the World Book)

by Elizabeth Mann

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Published by Mikaya Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Concert halls, arenas, stadia,
  • Juvenile Architecture,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • History - Ancient,
  • Athens (Greece) - History - Juvenile literature,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Ancient,
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece) - Juvenile literature,
  • Architecture,
  • Athens (Greece),
  • History,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsYuan Lee (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12307654M
    ISBN 101931414157
    ISBN 109781931414159

    The Parthenon. [Peter Green; Newsweek, inc. Book Division.] -- "The Parthenon (Greek: (Sa (B) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron deity.   Parthenon means ‘house of Parthenos’ which was the name given in the 5th century BCE to the chamber inside the temple which housed the cult statue. The temple itself was known as the mega neos or ‘large temple’ or alternatively as Hekatompedos neos, which referred to the length of the inner cella: ancient feet.

    The Parthenon of Books by artist Marta Minujín is a decisive symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors. As many as , formerly or currently banned books from all over the world are needed to create the work on Friedrichsplatz in Kassel, where, on , some 2, books were burned by the. Background. Built in the ancient era, the Parthenon was extensively damaged during the Great Turkish War (–) against the Republic of defending Turks fortified the Acropolis and used the Parthenon as a gunpowder 26 September , a Venetian artillery round, fired from the Hill of Philopappus, blew up the magazine, and the building was Artist: Phidias.

      Her book is especially valuable because it is up to date on the restoration the Parthenon has been undergoing since "–Gary Wills, New York Review of Books At once an entrancing cultural history and a congenial guide for tourists, armchair travelers, and amateur archaeologists alike, this book conducts readers through the storied past and Brand: Harvard. The Pantheon (UK: / ˈ p æ n θ i ə n /, US: /-ɒ n /; Latin: Pantheum, from Greek Πάνθειον Pantheion, "[temple] of all the gods") is a former Roman temple, now a Catholic church (Basilica di Santa Maria ad Martyres or Basilica of St. Mary and the Martyrs), in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 Built by/for: Trajan, Hadrian.


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The Parthenon is an excellent and concise guide to one of the most famous structures in the world. Mary Beard takes readers on a journey, at once historical, anthropological, and archaeological, that is both thorough and good-naturedly humorous This book will appeal to a wide range of readers looking to learn more about the Parthenon and Greek by: This small book provides a quick and somewhat thorough history of the Parthenon of Athens.

It is a highly readable book that presents this famous building in a non-chronological passage of time. The reader finishes the book wondering how such a beautiful monument actually survived, given the transformations it had to endure, some that actually preserved it while others nearly /5(17).

The Parthenon's aesthetic brought lightness and grace to height and mass. The Parthenon tells of the rise of Athens -- from the The Parthenon book that nurtured it, through the wars that tested it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating in the construction of the great temple on the Acropolis.

The book not only captures the human stories, but also vividly illustrates the technical details /5(8). The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago's Greektown.

This brisk The Parthenon book book is mostly about the vicissitudes of the Parthenon since antiquity, as it moved from temple to church to mosque to ruin to monument.

When Lord Elgin showed up to remove the sculptures, the Acropolis was not swept clean to the bedrock like it 4/5(63). Twenty-five hundred years after it first rose above Athens, the Parthenon remains one of the wonders of the world, its beginnings and strange turns of 5/5(1).

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The Parthenon book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Unveil the wonder of six structures that define the world's skyline/5. The book content is mainly about the structure and history of the Parthenon in the city of Athens in ancient Greece.

Firstly, the book introduces the readers to know the main concepts of the Parthenon, the readers gets to know when and where the Parthenon was built, why it was so important, what did people do there, and much more/5.

The Parthenon of Books in the German city of Kassel is the work of Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, who constructed this replica of. The book is an expansive treatment of a novel interpretation of the Parthenon frieze along with a magnificent pilgrimage into the magic world of classical Athens and Athenians and the two are intimately and inextricably by: 1.

The Parthenon was the center of religious life in the powerful Greek City-State of Athens, the head of the Delian League. Built in the 5 century B.C., it. - The Parthenon - From Antiquity to the Present - Edited by Jenifer Neils Excerpt.

INTRODUCTION: A CLASSICAL ICON. Jenifer Neils. The image of a ruined marble temple sitting silently and alone atop its high rock is embedded in our minds. It conjures the glory of the classical past, Western civilization, and even : Cambridge University Press.

An incredible replica of stunning Greek temple, the Parthenon, has been created in Germany, and it is made ofbanned books. South American conceptual artist, Marta Minujín, designed the dramatic installation in Kassel and it is called 'The Parthenon of Books.'. A novel at once metaphorical and iconoclastic, The Parthenon Bomber exposes the painful and maddening paradox of contemporary Greece.

"Blow up the Acropolis" was the call to action by the surrealist circle the Harbingers of Chaos. Sixty years later, a young man obliges. The Parthenon has been destroyed, the city orphaned/5. Argentine artist Marta Minujín has created a full-scale replica of one of the world’s most famous structures, the Parthenon in Athens, constructed out of censored books as a symbol of resistance to.

The Parthenon of Books is the documentary record of a project by Marta Minujín in which she reconstructed the classical Greek temple of the Parthenon from the Acropolis in Athens out of books. In its current form the work consists of five black and white photographs showing various stages of the construction of the temple and a video recording the event and public reaction to it.

See all: Wonders of the World At once an entrancing cultural history and a congenial guide for tourists, armchair travelers, and amateur archaeologists alike, this book conducts readers through the storied past and towering presence of the most famous building in the world.

The Parthenon of Books, as the work is known, is built behind the Fridericianum museum, where Nazis burned some 2, books as part of their “Campaign against the Un-German Spirit” in The Parthenon tells of the rise of Athens -- from the religion that nurtured it, through the wars that tested it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating in the construction of the great temple on the Acropolis.

The book not only captures the human stories, but also vividly illustrates the technical details behind the construction, from. About Where Is the Parthenon? Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world!

Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don’t know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years.

The books chosen were titles which at some time or place had been suppressed or censored. It was the Parthenon of (Forbidden) Books. In September, my wife Sharon and I were in Kassel for several days to visit Documenta. We walked through this Parthenon of Books one evening and found it visually striking and poignant.

Taking a stance against censorship, Minujín designed the Parthenon of Books to echo the classical Greek temple, which remains a major icon of the democratic Athenian polis. Metal scaffolding mimics Author: Eleanor Gibson.