The Temple of Athena at Assos

Hardcover | March 23, 2012

byBonna Daix Wescoat

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This volume presents a comprehensive investigation of one of the most unusual archaic Greek temples. The Temple of Athena at Assos, in modern Turkey, was built in a city that had no prior monumental tradition in either architecture or sculpture, so that the entire building constitutes anexercise in architectural invention. In this fully illustrated study, Bonna Daix Wescoat assembles for the first time a complete inventory of the architecture (documenting two phases of construction), presents newly discovered epistyle reliefs and decorated metopes, proposes a new reconstruction ofthe building, and situates the Temple within the formative development of monumental architecture in Archaic Greece.

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This volume presents a comprehensive investigation of one of the most unusual archaic Greek temples. The Temple of Athena at Assos, in modern Turkey, was built in a city that had no prior monumental tradition in either architecture or sculpture, so that the entire building constitutes anexercise in architectural invention. In this full...

Bonna Daix Wescoat is Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.01 inPublished:March 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198143826

ISBN - 13:9780198143826

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction2. History of the Building, its Early Visitors, and its Excavation3. Building Materials and Technical Aspects of Construction4. Description and Reconstruction of the Original Building5. Major Repairs6. Hellenistic Renovations7. The Sculpture8. Arrangement of the Sculpture9. Significance of the Temple within the Development of Archaic Architecture and Architectural DecorationTablesPlatesFigures