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Parthenon: reconstruction plan

Title: Parthenon

Other title: Parthenon (Athens, Greece)

Creator: Iktinos, 5th cent. B.C.

Creator role: Architect

Creator 2: Kallikrates

Creator 2 role: Architect

Date: 447–438 BCE

Current location: Acropolis, Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece

Description of work: The historic illustrations included in this project were originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many originally appeared in publications that predated the widespread use of photography for art documentation. These engravings, line drawings, and plans reflect both the technological and aesthetic standards of their time. By their very nature, they often represent subjective interpretations of the monuments and works depicted, and as such they offer fascinating insights into the cultural values of art and architectural history during the formative years of these disciplines. In the context of these images the terms ""reconstruction"" and ""rendering"" have been used to distinguish between the artists' speculative reconstruction of a ruined work from the artists' perspective drawing or rendition of the design.

Description of view: ground plan with building areas named

Work type: Architecture and Landscape

Manuscripts and Books

Style of work: Ancient: Aegean: Greek: Classical

Culture: Ancient Greek

Measurements: 12.6H X 6.8W cm

Source: Architecture, Sculpture, and the Industrial Arts Among the Nations of Antiquity / a series of illustrations arranged chronologically, and forming an atlas, to be used in connection with any work on the history of art. Authorized American edition, published under the supervision of S. R. Koehler. Boston: L. Prang and Company, 1879, Series I, plate 1, figure 1. Provided courtesy of Allan Kohl.

Resource type: Image

File format: JPEG, TIFF archived offline

Image size: 994H X 534W pixels

Permitted uses: This image is posted publicly for all uses as a work in the public domain.

Collection: Worldwide Building and Landscape Pictures

Filename: WB2007-0673.jpg

Record ID: WB2007-0673

Sub collection: religious buildings: temples


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Taken on May 7, 2007