Architectural Space in Ancient Greece

Architectural Space in Ancient Greece

By Constantinos A. Doxiadis

Translated by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt

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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.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262040211 184 pp. |

Paperback

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262540308 184 pp. |

Contributors

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt.

Funding provided by:
National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262040211 184 pp. |

Paperback

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262540308 184 pp. |