Item Number: 103745
Title: The Parthenon Frieze : problems, challenges, interpretations
Author: Delivorrias, Angelos
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Description: Athenws: Melissa, Benaki Museum, 2008. 33 x 25cm., hardcover, 192pp. illus. English text. Summary: The text accompanying these photographs by Socrates Mavrommatis is entitled: "The Parthenon frieze. Problems, challenges, and interpretations". A general introduction is followed by chapters dealing with: design, carving, and dating issues; the residue of time and the ruthlessness of historical fate; structural continuity and thematic coherage; the presentational organization; the structuring of narrative groups and the ordering of figures; problems of interpretation and research hypotheses; the frieze's theme as a dialectic culmination of the monument as a whole in relation to the worship of goddess Athena in Athens; the content of the Panathenaic procession and the deeper significance of the offering of the peplos; technical questions and aesthetic approaches.
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