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Neoclassical Architecture in Greece (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
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Neoclassical Architecture in Greece (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)

By Biris, Manos & Kardsmitst-Adamia, Maro

Los Angeles: J.Paul Getty Museum, 2005 The establishment of the Modern Greek state in the late 1820s, after four centuries of Ottoman rule, marks a crucial advance in the long history of the Greek nation. Inspired by their new sense of nationalism, the Greeks turned to their own rich architectural heritage - the physical ruins of whose glories stood all around them - for inspiration in building the towns and cities of the new Greek state. The development of this Neoclassical architecture in Greece had distant roots in the Enlightenment and the climate of Western humanism - including a predilection for the ancient world that pervaded eighteenth-century European thought. 312p. illus, bibliography. index, decorative endpapers. Heavy, large format volume.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$65.00

The Olive-Tree Bed and Other Quests

By Lee, M. Owen

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997 "The Olive-Tree Bed and Other Quests", the Fourth in the series of Robson Lectures published by the University of Toronto Press, is Owen Lee's study of the quest myth as it occurs in Homer's Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Wagner's Parsifal and Goethe's Faust. Though the four works represent four different genres -- oral epic, written epic, music drama, and poetic drama -- each deals with the finding of an elusive goal attainable only by the hero called to find it. The questing for the olive-tree bed, the Golden Bough, the Holy Grail, and the Eternal Feminine is, at the deepest level, the hero's search to find the meaning in his life. .... this volume is also a personal memoir written in the belletristic style for which its author has become known. Father Lee wears his learning lightly, and his writing changes from chapter to chapter as it reflects, in turn, the clarity and naive sense of wonder in Homer, the darkness and ambivalence in Virgil, the intuitive mysticism of Wagner, and the riotously imaginative exuberance of Goethe. Each of the four quests comes eventually to be seen as every person's search to discover himself -- for the journey of the hero is the myth each of us is called to live. 175. bibliography. index. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

The Heritage of Hellenism

By Ferguson, John

London: Thames & Hudson, 1973 Survey of the impact of the Hellenistic period when ". the achievement of Classical Greece was diffused and transmitted throughout the known world." 180p. plates (some col.) bibliography.index. 1st UK Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$17.50

The Tyranny of Greece Over Germany

By Butler, E.M

Boston: Beacon Press, 1958 "A study of the influence exercised by Greek art and poetry over German writers of the 18th.19th. and 20th centuries" Originally published in 1935, this book provides a study of the powerful influence exercised by Ancient Greek culture on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The text takes as its starting point Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-68), who was of fundamental importance to the introduction of Hellenistic ideas within the German intellectual tradition. This is followed by a chronological discussion of other key figures, such as Goethe, Schiller and Heine, revealing the complicated relationship between these ideas and the expression of an explicitly Germanic identity. A detailed index and bibliography are also included, together with illustrative fig351p. bibliography.index. First Thus.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$30.00

Classical Language of Architecture (World of Art)
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Classical Language of Architecture (World of Art)

By Summerson, John

Lonedon: Thames & Hudson, 1980 This book sets out 'as simply and as vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of classical architecture'. It focuses on its expansion and use since the Renaissance. The chapters are: the essentials of classicism; the grammar of antiquity; 16th century linguistics; the rhetoric of the barque; the light of reason and of archaeology; classical into modern; glossary; notes on the literature of classical architecture.144p. illus bibliography.index. Bookplate of previus owner on ffep, else fine. Softcover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Robert Adam and Kedleston: The Making of a Neoclassical Masterpiece

By Harris, Leslie

London: National Trust, 1987 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$30.00

The French Empire Style
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The French Empire Style

By Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar

London: Hamlyn, 1970 1st UK Ed... Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

By Cahill, Thomas

New York: Anchor Books, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. Soft Cover. New.

$10.00

Once Upon a Vase

By Jobson,Sandra

Melbourne, Australia: Macmillan & Co, 1970 Stories of the Greek Gods retold for children, with charming illustrations by an Australian artist who based them on the Francois Vase found in Italy in 1845. As the colophon states " Ergotinos made my vase, and Kleiton painted me. Sandra Jobson has retold my story and redrawn my illustrations in my book.Mondographic, Adelaide, set my type in Monophon Sabon 722 and I was printed and bound by the Continantal Printing Co.Hong Kong" 45p. illus.. 1st Australian Ed.. Decorative Hardcover. Fine/Good (torn parts repaired).

$17.50

Mediterranean Heritage
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Mediterranean Heritage

By Fox, David Scott

London: Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1978 Surveys the influence of Mediterranean cultures (Greek , Roman, Renaissance ) on English architecture and painting.179p. plates bibliography.index. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$15.00

The Glory That is Greece

By Hughes, Hilda (ed)

London: Hutchinson, 1944 A wide ranging collection of essays and extracts about Greece, both ancient and modern, ''published in Aid of the Greek Red Cross for relief and post-war work and under the auspices of the Greek Government Department of Information." in 1944.. 1st.US Ed... Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

An Odyssey Round Odysseus

By Rubens, Beaty & Taplin, Oliver

London: BBC Books, 1989 "The story of Odysseus ... has always captured the imagination of poets, painters and travellers alike. This book and the Radio 4 series it accompanies is a journey back to some of the place Odysseus knew .... and a look at the new archaeologial evidence .... it also traces the figure of Odysseus through art and literature. From Virgil to Tennyson, Dante and Joyce he continues to be adaptable to new lands and ages." 176p, illus bibliography.index. First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$20.00

Victorian Olympus.

By Gaunt,William

London: Cardinal, 1988 Survey of the Victorian painters who used ancient Greek Art as their inspiration - Frederic Leighton, Albert Moore,Lawrence Alma -Tadema, Edward John Poynter,George Frederick Watts. Pbk.176p.plates (B & W) index.. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$17.50

Ulysses: A Drama in a Prologue & Three Acts

By Phillips, Stephen

London: John Lane : Bodley Head, 1909 148p.[+ 8 pages of publisher's ads]. Reprint. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket.

$10.00

Empire Style, 1804-1815

By Aprà, Nietta

London: Orbis Publishing, 1972 Illustrated survey of the Greek and Roman influence on furnishing and design in the Napoleonic Empire period ()1004-1815) with coloured pictures particularly from the restored decor in Malmaison.64p.. First Thus.. Laminated HC. Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.50

The Parthenon at Athens, Greece and at Nashville, Tennessee

By Wilson, Benjamin Franklin

Goodlettsville, TN: Southern Postcard Company, 1956 Excerpts from "The Parthenon of Pericles and Its Reproduction in America" Benjamin Franklin Wilson III . [24 p] Illus B & W. Small tourist brochure from the Nashville Parthenon laid in.. First Thus.. Card Covers. Fine. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$12.50

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

By Cahill, Thomas

New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$15.00

The Greek Revival

By Crook, J.Mordaunt

London: Country Life Books, 1968 Short survey of the influence of classical Greek styles and motifs on British architecture. Illustrated by drawing s, both of classical buildings and of designs based on them from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 64p. illus.bibliography.. 1st.UK Ed.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$15.00

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

By Cahill, Thomas

New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$15.00

English Bards and Grecian Marbles : The Relationship Between Sculpture and Poetry Especially in the Romantic Period

By Larrabee,Stephen A

Port Washington NY: Kennicat Press, 1964 Clean neat copy, minor signs of library ownership on endpapers, spine and small stamp on title page. Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$35.00

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