Studies in Hellenistic Architecture

By Frederick E. Winter and Janos Fedak

© 2005

Studies in Hellenistic Architecture is a detailed analysis of the development of the major building-types of the Hellenistic age – the mid-fourth century B.C. to the time of the Roman conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean. In this meticulous work, Frederick E. Winter reveals how the architects of the period went beyond anything achieved by their Classical Greek predecessors, and how these impressive skills prepared the way for many of Rome's later architectural achievements.

Geographically, the monuments included in this volume extend from Spain to Afghanistan and from Provence to North Africa. Winter discusses the architectural achievements of the various regional styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, and takes a detailed look at Hellenistic developments west of the Adriatic.

While the interrelationship of these regional developments is often unclear, especially in cases where there are no explicit criteria for dating, Winter makes excellent use of the advance in scholarship over the past fifty to sixty years, offering the first real attempt at a synthesis of this vast subject. Studies in Hellenistic Architecture is an invaluable resource, containing a wealth of illustrations of the various types of Hellenistic building and the most comprehensive scholarship to date on the topic.

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Studies in Hellenistic Architecture is an invaluable resource, containing a wealth of illustrations of the various types of Hellenistic building and the most comprehensive scholarship to date on the topic.

Studies in Hellenistic Architecture

By Frederick E. Winter and Janos Fedak

© 2005

Studies in Hellenistic Architecture is a detailed analysis of the development of the major building-types of the Hellenistic age – the mid-fourth century B.C. to the time of the Roman conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean. In this meticulous work, Frederick E. Winter reveals how the architects of the period went beyond anything achieved by their Classical Greek predecessors, and how these impressive skills prepared the way for many of Rome's later architectural achievements.

Geographically, the monuments included in this volume extend from Spain to Afghanistan and from Provence to North Africa. Winter discusses the architectural achievements of the various regional styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, and takes a detailed look at Hellenistic developments west of the Adriatic.

While the interrelationship of these regional developments is often unclear, especially in cases where there are no explicit criteria for dating, Winter makes excellent use of the advance in scholarship over the past fifty to sixty years, offering the first real attempt at a synthesis of this vast subject. Studies in Hellenistic Architecture is an invaluable resource, containing a wealth of illustrations of the various types of Hellenistic building and the most comprehensive scholarship to date on the topic.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Phoenix Supplementary Volumes
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 460 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.5in x 1.5in x 11.1in
  • Reviews

    ‘Studies in Hellenistic Architecture demonstrates quite admirably the place of Hellenistic architecture within the development from Classical to Roman Imperial architecture. It is an impressive effort both in scope and learning, and a significant contribution to a somewhat neglected field. This is a very ambitious undertaking – one that has been long needed, especially in English – and with it Frederick E. Winter has reached a high standard. The book is well organized, covers a tremendous amount of material, is thorough, balanced, well written, and clear, and contains a wonderful collection of photos and plans.’


    Gerald P. Schaus, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Author Information

    Frederick E. Winter is a professor emeritus in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Toronto.



    Janos Fedak is a professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island.

  • Table of contents

    LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

    PREFACE

    Introduction

    1. Temples and Sanctuaries
      1. From the Later Fifth Century to the Time of Alexander the Great
      2. From Alexander the Great to the Late Hellenistic Period
    2. Entranceways
    3. Stoas in Later Greek Architecture
      1. The Development of Stoas
      2. The Columnar Orders in Stoa Architecture
    4. Tombs and Commemorative Monuments by Janos Fedak
    5. Theatres and Stadia
      1. Theatres
      2. Stadia
    6. Gymnasia, Palaistrai, and Baths
    7. Covered Halls and Storehouses
      1. Covered Assembly Halls
      2. Arsenals and Storehouses
    8. Residential Architecture
    9. The Hellenistic Style in Italy and Sicily
    10. Architecture, Landscape, and Seascape: The Role of Setting and Vista in Hellenistic Design
    11. From Greek Structure to Roman Ornament: The Columnar Orders in Hellenistic Times

    Conclusion

    1. Hellenistic Architects, Engineers, and Technical Writers
    2. The Creativity of the Hellenistic Age

    LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES

    NOTES

    ILLUSTRATIONS

    INDEX

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