New Directions and Paradigms for the Study of Greek Architecture

Interdisciplinary Dialogues in the Field


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New Directions and Paradigms for the Study of Greek Architecture comprises 20 chapters by nearly three dozen scholars who describe recent discoveries, new theoretical frameworks, and applications of cutting-edge techniques in their architectural research. The contributions are united by several broad themes that represent the current directions of study in the field, i.e.: the organization and techniques used by ancient Greek builders and designers; the use and life history of Greek monuments over time; the communication of ancient monuments with their intended audiences together with their reception by later viewers; the mining of large sets of architectural data for socio-economic inference; and the recreation and simulation of audio-visual experiences of ancient monuments and sites by means of digital technologies.

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Philip Sapirstein, Ph.D. (2008), Cornell University, is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Toronto. He has published on Greek architecture, architectural terracottas, ancient artisans, and digital technologies for the study of antiquity.
David Scahill, Ph.D. (2012), University of Bath, lectures on ancient Greek architecture at the University of Athens. He has published on design and construction principles and conducts fieldwork at archaeological projects around the Mediterranean.

Contributors are: : Lena Lambrinou; Vasileia Manidaki; Jeanne Capelle; Alexandra Tanner; Nancy L. Klein; Nils Hellner; D. Matthew Buell, John C. McEnroe, Jorge Andreas Botero Besadalombana, Rafał Bieńkowski; Yannos Kourayos, Kornilia Daifa, Goulielmos Orestidis, Dimitrios Egglezos, Vasilis Papavasileiou, Eleni-Eva Toumbakari; Kyle A. Jazwa; András Patay-Horváth; Mark Wilson Jones; Silke Müth; Sarah A. Rous; Matthias Grawehr; Mary B. Hollinshead; Miriam G. Clinton, Ansel MacLaughlin; Christian Fron, Verena Stappmanns, Xiaoru Zhou, Philip Leistner; Clemente Marconi, David Scahill, Massimo Limoncelli; Bonna D. Wescoat.
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Notes on Bibliographic Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors

Introduction: Recent Developments in the Study of Greek Architecture
Philip Sapirstein

part 1: Planning, Organization, and Methods of Ancient Greek Architects and Masons

1 The Parthenon’s North Colonnade: Comments on Its Construction
Lena Lambrinou

2 New Evidence for the Construction Phases of the Parthenon Peristyle: Anomalies at the Southwest Corner
Vasileia Manidaki

3 Ancient Blueprints: New Prospects and Interpretations in Light of Recent Discoveries
Jeanne Capelle

4 Three Hellenistic ‘Naïskoi’ in the Theatre Area at Aigeira: Small Buildings in the Context of an Urban Sanctuary
Alexandra Tanner

part 2: Life History of Greek Monuments and Sites

5 The Small Limestone Buildings on the Akropolis of Athenai
Nancy L. Klein

6 Early Temples Built of Wood and Stone: New Finds from Kalapódhi (Phokis)
Nils Hellner

7 Recent Architectural Studies at Goúrnia in East Crete: 2011–2016
D. Matthew Buell, John C. McEnroe, Jorge Andreas Botero Besadalombana, and Rafał Bieńkowski

8 The Temple and Hestiatorion of the Sanctuary on Dhespótiko: Archaeology, Architecture, and Restoration
Yannos Kourayos, Kornilia Daifa, Goulielmos Orestidis, Dimitrios Egglezos, Vasilis Papavasileiou, and Eleni-Eva Toumbakari

part 3: Architecture, Cultural History, and Communication

9 Building Change: Domestic Architecture and Identity during the Bronze Age to Iron Age Transition
Kyle A. Jazwa

10 Greek Temple Building from an Economic Perspective: Case Studies from the Western Peloponnesos
András Patay-Horváth

11 Old Questions and New Approaches: The Significance of Affinities between the Tectonic Arts and the Technical Arts of Ancient Greece
Mark Wilson Jones

12 More than War: Symbolic Functions of Greek Fortifications
Silke Müth

13 Upcycling as a New Methodological Approach to Reuse in Greek Architecture
Sarah A. Rous

14 Looking at the Unfinished: Roughed-Out Ornamentation in Greek Architecture
Matthias Grawehr

part 4: Simulation, Experience, and Interaction with Greek Architecture

15 Contexts for Greek Architecture: Places and People
Mary B. Hollinshead

16 The House of the Rhyta at Pseira: 3D Crowdsourcing in an Online Virtual Environment
Miriam G. Clinton with Ansel MacLaughlin

17 Comparing Greek ‘Bouleuteria’ and Roman ‘Curiae’: Two Case Studies on the Parallels and Differences in the Acoustic Reconstruction and Simulation of Roman Senate Sessions and Greek Boule Meetings
Christian Fron, Verena Stappmanns, Xiaoru Zhou, and Philip Leistner

18 New Architectural Work on the Acropolis of Selinous, Sicily: Towards a Digital Platform for Cultural Heritage
Clemente Marconi, David Scahill, and Massimo Limoncelli

19 Architectural Documentation and Visual Evocation: Choices, Iterations, and Virtual Representation in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrake
Bonna D. Wescoat

The book is targeted to an academic market. The chronological breadth (prehistoric through early Roman), the topic of architecture, and the focus on digital technologies should attract a broad readership.
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