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The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt 300 B.C.--A.D. 700

300 BC - AD 700


Συγγραφέας: McKenzie Judith
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300170948
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 416
Διαστάσεις: 29x3x22
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2011

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt 300 B.C.--A.D. 700"

The first reconstruction of the architecture of ancient Alexandria and Egypt, long believed lost beyond recovery This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium-from the city's founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria's previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.


Συγγραφέας/εις: McKenzie Judith
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
ISBN: 9780300170948
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 07/01/2011
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 416
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 1710 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 29x3x22 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 350 b-w + 274 color illus.

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