This original study presents the masterpieces exhibited in the Acropolis Museum in relation to the Sacred Rock. The visitor is fully informed through photographs, drawings and reconstructions, which place the now fragmentary works in their historical and artistic context. The book also offers the reader the opportunity to understand the connection between the objects exhibited in the museum and the monuments on the Acropolis.

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    Τhe Acropolis through its Museum is not simply a guidebook to the works of art exhibited in the museum. These are the stimulus for re-synthesizing the history of the Sacred Rock as part of the cultural and the broader historical process of ancient Athens. The book follows the visitor’s tour of the museum, so that he can read about the antiquities displayed before him. However, it is written in such a way that through independent inquiry the reader is able to approach the subjects more deeply and to understand the preconditions – political, social, economic, ideological, artistic and technological – that led to the creation of the unique monuments on the Acropolis.

    The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, as well as numerous plans and reconstruction drawings, which facilitate comprehension of the fragmentarily preserved works, each one in its context. It also answers many of the questions raised by discerning admirers of antiquity, such as what was the size and the population of ancient Athens, what does the representation of beasts on the large Archaic pediments mean, what do the Korai statues represent, why did the Erechtheion become so complex and what was the role of the Karyatids, why was the temple of Athena Nike built in the Ionic order, what led Pericles and his advisers to opt for the specific building programme and how were the major public works financed, why was it decided to place an Ionic frieze on the Doric Parthenon, what political messages were transmitted by the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, and so on.

    Authored by a university professor who has been involved with studying and teaching the Acropolis for over thirty years.

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    Weight 700-875 g
    Dimensions 19.6 x 26.6 cm
    Binding

    ,

    Avaliable in

    English, Greek, Spanish

    Pages

    160

    Images

    210

    Pages
    Images
PANOS VALAVANIS

The Acropolis
through its Museum

16,4024,90

This original study presents the masterpieces exhibited in the Acropolis Museum in relation to the Sacred Rock. The visitor is fully informed through photographs, drawings and reconstructions, which place the now fragmentary works in their historical and artistic context. The book also offers the reader the opportunity to understand the connection between the objects exhibited in the museum and the monuments on the Acropolis.

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