138 color and 198 black & white photographs, 105 drawings
hardback with color jacket, 30x25 cm.
The belief that the Parthenon is the most important building in the world, the most perfect structure ever to have been made, is deeply rooted in contemporary thought. The book presents a collection of essays by ten expert scholars, whose shared subject is the Parthenon, though approached from different angles (architecture, archaeology, history of art). Its eleva-tion to the status of the ultimate monument of an tiquity but also of the supreme model for the con-temporary world has had a profound effect on artistic and architectural creative activity.
Winner in the History Category
American Institute of Architects
International Architecture Book Awards, 1997
"The Parthenon is of such unparalleled importance in the culture of the world that is worth having a compendium of drawings, references, histories, and writings about it.
The contents of this single volume could fill a dozen shelves."
Savas Kondaratos The Parthenon as Cultural Ideal
Manolis Korres The Architecture of the Parthenon
Angelos Delivorrias The Sculptures of the Parthenon
Manolis Korres The Parthenon from Antiquity to the 19th Century
Fani Mallouchou-Tufano The Parthenon from Cyriacus of Ancona to Frédéric Boissonas: Description, Research and Depiction
Panayotis Tournikiotis The Place of the Parthenon in the History and Theory of Modern Architecture
Stelios Lydakis The Impact of the Parthenon Sculpture on the 19th and 20th Century Sculpture and Painting
David Van Zanten The Parthenon Imagined Painted
Dimitris Philippides The Parthenon as Appreciated by Greek Society
Charalambos Bouras Restoration Work on the Parthenon a d Changing Attitudes towards the Conservation of Monuments
Alexandros Argyriou The Parthenon in the Consciousness of Modern Greek Poets anf Thinkers
Index of Proper Names and Place-Names