By John McK. Camp
Whereas this ebook is illustrated completely with fabrics from the Athenian Agora, it additionally presents a concise advent to construction types and strategies with a view to be worthy to somebody drawn to historical Greek structure. From financing to instruments, and from mason's marks to the clamps that held blocks jointly, no aspect is passed over during this good illustrated textual content. different components of enormous structures, from the principles to the tile roofs, are all mentioned with transparent drawings to point how the entire used to be prepare.
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Vivid red, blue, and sometimes green were the standard colors, and the use of gilding was not infrequent. The color was generally applied in the encaustic technique, whereby mineral pigments were mixed with molten wax, spread on in liquid form with a brush, and burned in with heated metal rods. The eaves tiles of roofs and the faces of simas, whether of marble or terracotta, were also usually painted with elaborate designs such as the bead-and-reel (58), egg-and-dart (37, inner band), Lesbian leaf (58), lotus-and-palmette (42), or meander pattern (42, 43).
E. Wycherley, The Stones ofAthens, Princeton 1978 R. Martin. Manuel d’architecturegrecque, I, Matkriaux et techniques. Pans 1965 H. A. Thompson, The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens (Picture Book No. 2).
One location was the frieze, where it was carved in relief on the metopes of the Doric order (32) or all along the continuous band of the Ionic (59, over inner columns). A second location was the triangular pediment at the gable end of a temple roof; here the figures were either in high reliefor carved in the round. Finally, there were freestanding acroteria set on each end of the apex of the roof and on the four 59. C. corners; these generally represented either floral forms or additional mythological figures.