The Acropolis

The Acropolis Museum
Author: Katerina Servi
Publisher: Ekdotiki Athinon
ISBN: 9789602134528
Category: History
Page: 167
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One of the most important monuments of human civilisation and the new architectural jewel of Athens are both presented through informative, easy to read texts in a fully illustrated edition with colour representations and detailed site plans. This brand new book begins with a look at the history of Athens and the Acropolis. Starting at prehistoric times, this historical overview describes the town's development, from a quite modest Mycenaean settlement to one of the most powerful city-states of the classical era, the one that gave birth to democracy and theatre, and then its downfall to a small, provincial fortified town of the Byzantine Empire. At the same time, the reader can follow the historical steps of the Acropolis itself, originally a fort, which was transformed to the most glamorous shrine of the city, only to become a fort again, after the end of the ancient world. Then, there is a short account of the Athenian myths, especially the ones concerning the town's patron deity, Athena. After discovering the exciting past of the town and the sacred rock, the reader will get to know the temples, buildings in general, that were constructed at the top of the Acropolis during the archaic and classical era of Greece. Parthenon, the masterpiece of Pheidias, Iktinos and Kallikratis is, of course, the highlight, but there were other important and architecturally innovative structures there, such as the Propylaea and the Erechtheion. This part of the book gives a very good idea of how the ancient hill looked, with all its buildings and its uncountable offerings: statues that ancient Athenians were bringing to their goddess Athena as a present. Then, the reader will have the chance to learn everything about the very important south slope of the Acropolis, with the famous theatre of Dionysus, and enjoy an imaginary walk at the north and east slopes of the ancient rock. The second part of the book is devoted to the admittedly impressive new Acropolis Museum. The reader can "navigate" through the different levels of the museum exhibition, using the book as a guide which gives interesting information and highlights the most important exhibits. "Moschoforos", the Kore of the Acropolis, the Caryatids, Parthenon's frieze are only a few of the ancient pieces of art that this book presents, through captivating pictures and texts. In conclusion, The Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum is a valuable reading for all those who want to explore and understand one of the major archaeological sites of the world and it's brand new Museum. Katerina Servi was born in Athens and studied archaeology at the National University of Athens. After graduating, she worked for the Greek Ministry of Culture and then in international advertising agencies in the creative department. She is now is a freelance copywriter and translator and also writes children's and archaeological books.

The New Acropolis Museum


Author: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 0847841685
Category: Architecture
Page: 166
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This much-anticipated visual tour of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, examines both its architecture and the archaeological treasures it was built to house, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the building as well as the restoration, preservation and housing of its exhibits. Original.

Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture, Quality and Knowledge

An International Inquiry
Author: Jean-Pierre Chupin,Carmela Cucuzzella,Bechara Helal
Publisher: Potential Architecture Books
ISBN: 0992131707
Category: Architecture
Page: 404
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This book comprises a series of 22 case studies by renowned experts and new scholars in the field of architecture competition research. In 2015, it constitutes the most comprehensive survey of the dynamics behind the definition, organization, judging, archiving and publishing of architectural, landscape and urban design competitions in the world. These richly documented contributions revolve around a few questions that can be summarized in a two-fold critical interrogation: How can design competitions - these historical democratic devices, both praised and dreaded by designers - be considered laboratories for the production of environmental design quality, and, ultimately, for the renewing of culture and knowledge? Includes 340 illustrations, bibliographical references and index of over 200 cited competitions. Keywords: Architecture / International competitions / Architectural judgment / Design thinking / Digital archiving (databases) / Architectural publications / Architectural experimentation / Landscape architecture / Urban studies

Archaeological Ethics


Author: Karen D. Vitelli,John Stephen Colwell-Chanthaphonh
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759109636
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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Looting. Reburial and repatriation. Relations with native peoples. Professional conduct. The second edition of Archaeological Ethics combines compelling articles on these topics written for a general audience with valuable teaching aids. The updated articles provide a fascinating introduction to the issues faced every day in archaeological practice. The article summaries, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and resource guide serve as excellent teaching aids and make this volume ideal for classroom use.

Best Practices in Marketing and their Impact on Quality of Life


Author: Helena Alves,José Luis Vázquez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400758782
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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This book is based on the premise that marketing is central to understanding and advancing companies, businesses, countries, major economic areas and every-day problems. It opposes the view held by some social scientists that the positive effects of marketing in a society are a product of capitalist enterprises and that marketing involves excessive exploitation and is a tool for creating and maintaining their power structures. To illustrate its point, the book examines successful marketing practices with implications for consumers’ quality of life. Its compilation of cases from all over the world provides a unique and concise review of best practices in marketing and their impact on QOL. Each case in the book presents a specific social problem and discusses details of the marketing strategy adopted to resolve it, as well as the results obtained both for society at large and in terms of the citizens’ quality of life. In addition, each case addresses the theoretical background of the specific area of marketing used in the case.

Fodor's Greek Islands


Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0307928659
Category: Travel
Page: 584
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to the Greek Islands and the Best of Athens. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with the Greek Islands as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Greek geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know the Greek Islands: When Athenians want a break, they often make a quick crossing to the idyllic islands of the Saronic Gulf. Car-free Hydra is a relaxing retreat with stone houses set above a gorgeously festive harbor. Aegina is noted for its medieval Old Town and magnificent Temple of Aphaia. Spetses has a time-burnished town hiding treasures like Bouboulina’s House. To the northeast, the Northern Sporades delivers quintessential Greek-island pleasures: villages spilling down hillsides like giant sugar cubes, Byzantine monasteries, and ageless paths, where the tinkle of goat bells may be the only sound for miles. Off the west coast of the Greek mainland lies Corfu, a temperate multihued island with emerald mountains and turquoise waters. The island has an equally colorful history, reflecting the commingling of Corinthians, Romans, Goths, Normans, and Venetians, among others. The Cyclades are the ultimate Mediterranean archipelago. Santorini is the most picturesque. Mykonos takes the prize for hedonism. Mountainous Folegandros, verdant Naxos, idyllic Sifnos, and church-studded Tinos all have distinct charms. Crete is Greece’s southernmost and largest island. The island is home to some of Greece’s tallest mountains, its deepest gorge, many of its best beaches, and a wealth of Venetian and Byzantine wonders. The Dodecanese (Twelve Islands) are the easternmost holdings of Greece and are set around the shores of Turkey and Asia Minor. Each of the green and gold Northern Aegean Islands is distinct: Chios retains an eerie beauty amid its fortified villages and Byzantine monasteries, Lesbos is a forgetaway favored by artists and writers, and lush, mountainous Samos whispers of antiquity. Most travelers to the Greek Islands make at least a stopover in Athens. Greece’s capital is a city of tried and true pleasures: the endless parade of cafés, the charming Plaka district, and most of all, the glorious remnants of one of the greatest civilizations the West has produced. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s Greek Islands, 2nd Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images

Living Ruins, Value Conflicts


Author: Argyro Loukaki
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754672289
Category: Science
Page: 359
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Using monuments and ruins by way of illustration, this fascinating book examines the symbolic, ideological, geographical and aesthetic importance of Greek classical iconography for the Western world. It shows the ways in which archaeology and monumentality affect modern life, our notions of nationhood, of place, of self - and the limits and possibilities imposed by the need to ensure ruins are kept 'alive'.

Catalogue of the Acropolis Museum


Author: Guy Dickins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107418011
Category: Art
Page: 300
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Originally published in 1912, this book contains the first half of the catalogue of the sculptures held in the collection of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. In this volume, Dickins lists the museum's assortment of archaic sculptures, thought to have been made before the razing of the Acropolis in 480 BC. The detailed text is illustrated with drawings of many of the sculptures listed, including the famous Peplos Kore, Kore 675 and the 'Mourning Athena' relief. This well-presented and thoroughly researched book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient Greek art, particularly art in the archaic style.

Museums and Restitution

New Practices, New Approaches
Author: Louise Tythacott,Kostas Arvanitis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317092864
Category: Art
Page: 204
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This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and investigates to what extent the question of restitution as an issue of ownership is still at large, or whether museums have found additional ways to conceptualise and practice restitution, by thinking beyond the issue of ownership. The challenges, benefits and drawbacks of recent and current museum practice are explored. At the same time, the book discusses how these museum practices are received , and informed, by source communities, institutional and governmental agendas and visitors' expectations in order to explore issues of authority, collaboration and shared or conflicting values between the different communities involved in the process. This important book will contribute to the developing body of literature that academics, professionals, policy makers and students can refer to in order to understand how restitution has been negotiated, 'materialised', practiced and evaluated within museums.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Athens

Athens
Author: Coral Davenport,Jane Foster
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409354113
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Athens in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Athens has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new ebook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 festivals and events; there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and with clear maps pinpointing the top sights; you can also view each location in Google Maps if reading on an internet-enabled device. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs to explore every corner of the city with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Athens. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Athens - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in ePub format.

Acropolis restoration project


Author: Greece. Hypourgeio Politismou,Hidryma Hellēnikou Politismou (Athens, Greece),Hypēresia Syntērēsēs Mnēmeiōn Akropolēs,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 71
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Pocket Rough Guide Athens


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405383070
Category: Travel
Page: 176
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POCKET ROUGH GUIDE ATHENS Pocket Rough Guide Athens is your essential guide to Greece's capital, with the all the key sights, restaurants, shops and bars. Whether you have an afternoon or a few days at your disposal, our itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss, from the cutting-edge Acropolis Museum to vertiginous views from Lykavitós Hill. Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guide's trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the places to eat, drink and dance, from lively neighbourhood tavernas to the perfect bars to kick off a night out. · The best of the city's shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels, selected by our expert authors · Tailored itineraries and highlights make trip-planning easy · Inspirational photography brings the city to life · Up-to-date background information, including transport details and a calendar of festivals and events

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World


Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191663956
Category: Social Science
Page: 864
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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

The Design of Lighting


Author: Peter Tregenza,David Loe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134487088
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines. The new edition offers a clear structure, carefully selected material and linking of lighting with other subjects, in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive and specifically architectural approach to lighting. Features of this new edition include: technical knowledge of lighting in the context of architectural design; an emphasis on imagination in architectural light and presentation of the tools necessary in practice for creative design; additional chapters on the behaviour of light and on the context of design; a strong emphasis on sustainable design and energy saving, with data and examples; analyses of actual lighting schemes and references to current standards and design guides; an up-to-date review of lamp and lighting technology, with recommendations on the choice of equipment; a revision of the calculation section, with examples and step-by-step instructions, based on recent student feedback about the book.

Museum Making

Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions
Author: Suzanne Macleod,Laura Hourston Hanks,Jonathan Hale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136445749
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built museums and galleries, suggesting a fundamental re-evaluation of the processes of designing and shaping of museums. Museum Making: Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions examines this re-making by exploring the inherently spatial character of narrative in the museum and its potential to connect on the deepest levels with human perception and imagination. Through this uniting theme, the chapters explore the power of narratives as structured experiences unfolding in space and time as well as the use of theatre, film and other technologies of storytelling by contemporary museum makers to generate meaningful and, it is argued here, highly effective and affective museum spaces. Contributions by an internationally diverse group of museum and heritage professionals, exhibition designers, architects and artists with academics from a range of disciplines including museum studies, theatre studies, architecture, design and history cut across traditional boundaries including the historical and the contemporary and together explore the various roles and functions of narrative as a mechanism for the creation of engaging and meaningful interpretive environments.

The Tomb of Alexander


Author: Sean Hemingway
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492044
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Sought after for generations. Venerated by the great and the good. Hidden from all mankind. Alexander was one of the greatest leaders of all time. After he died, his tomb was the most renowned and respected shrine in the Roman Empire, the object of veneration by great emperors and leaders the world over. It stood at the heart of the grandest city on earth. And then it disappeared. Centuries later, on a dig in Crete, curator and archaeologist Tom Carr is convinced that he's discovered a vital clue. At his side is a beautiful young artist, Victoria Price. Together, they are prepared to risk everything to find the tomb, and solve one of the most enduring mysteries of our time.

Berlitz: Athens Pocket Guide


Author: Berlitz
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1780047312
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Berlitz Pocket Guide Athens gives you reliable, user-friendly detail with stunning colour photography to uncover this deeply historic city, telling you all you need to know about its attractions: from the timeless beauty of the Parthenon temple and the world-class New Acropolis Museum, stunning showcase for the antiquities of the Acropolis, to the old Plka quarter with its pretty maze of streets and restaurants, and day trips to the islands. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you get around. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of Athens' Top 10 Attractions, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day. The What to Do chapter suggests ways to spend your spare time, from nightlife and shopping to the summer Athens Festival. The book provides all the essential background information, including a historical overview and an Eating Out chapter covering Greek cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.

Athens

A Cultural and Literary History
Author: Michael Llewellyn Smith
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669816
Category: Athens (Greece)
Page: 257
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Michael Llewellyn Smith describes the history and culture of Athens, site of the 2004 Olympic Games and city of monuments enduring, purged and restored. Exploring its streets and squares, he reveals layers of Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine history, elegant Bavarian neoclassical buildings, and a modern city of concrete and glass, metro and tram.

Fodor's Greek Islands

with Great Cruises & the Best of Athens
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 1101878649
Category: Travel
Page: 608
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. For many travelers, the Greek Islands represent the ultimate Mediterranean getaway. Spectacular full-color images of impossibly blue seas, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, and famous historical sites add a special dimension to Fodor's Greek Islands. Helpful tools such as an at-a-glance Island Finder and a cruise chapter make it easy for travelers to plan their perfect trip. Also included is full coverage of the big-city wonders of Athens. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · In-depth breakout features on Greek cuisine, Mykonos nightlife, and Santorini · Coverage of Athens, The Saronic Gulf Islands, The Sporades, Corfu, The Cyclades, Crete, Rhodes and the Dodecanese, and The Northern Aegean Islands Planning to visit more of Greece? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Greece.