The Parthenon: The Height of Greek Civilization (Wonders of by Elizabeth Mann

By Elizabeth Mann

The tale of an encouraged construction and an inspirational civilization.

The Parthenon is greater than an impressive construction. each marble statue, each swish column, is an expression of a civilization whose 3 nice values nonetheless converse to us today:

Democracy. At a time of godlike rulers, traditional electorate voted to construct the Parthenon. Humanism. The Parthenon's paintings venerated Athens' water vendors in addition to its gods. stability. The Parthenon's aesthetic introduced lightness and style to top and mass.
The Parthenon tells of the increase of Athens -- from the faith that nurtured it, throughout the wars that confirmed it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating within the building of the good temple at the Acropolis. The booklet not just captures the human tales, but additionally vividly illustrates the technical information in the back of the development, from quarrying of the marbles to carving of the beautiful frieze. to examine the Parthenon is to work out Athens. to determine Athens, is to work out ourselves.

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The winner of diverse awards, this sequence is popular for Elizabeth Mann's skill to show event and pleasure whereas revealing technical info in enticing and simply understood language. The illustrations are lavishly reasonable and actual intimately yet don't forget about the human aspect. extraordinary within the style, those books are guaranteed to carry even the main detached younger reader into the worlds of background, geography, and structure.

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