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Architectural space in Ancient Greece [by] C.A. Doxiadis. Translated and edited by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt.

Author/Creator:
Doxiadēs, Kōnstantinos Apostolou, 1913-1975 author
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press [1972]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxxvii, 184 pages) illustrations
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Standardized Title:
Raumordnung im griechischen Städtebau. English
Subjects:
City planning -- Greece.
Architecture, Greek.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Translation of the author's thesis, prepared at the Berlin Charlottenburg Technische Hochschule and published in 1937 under title: Raumordnung im griechischen Städtebau.
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
ISBN:
0262368080
9780262368087
0262040212
9780262040211
OCLC:
559393069
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star