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The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi cover
  • ISBN: 9780262580892
  • ISBN10: 0262580896

The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi

by George Hersey

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1988
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Hersey reinterprets key tales and taboos that were part of the cultural memory of the ancient Greeks. His touchstone is Vitruvius, author of the only surviving classical treatise on architecture, whose stories about Dorus, Ion, and the Corinthian maiden, and about the Caryaean women and Persian soldiers, describe the orders as records or remembrances of sacrifice.
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