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Greek Architecture (Classic Reprint)
– May 26, 2012
Rt PREFACE. THE customary discrimination and wisdom of the managers of the Chuutauqua Literary andS cientific Circle are apparent in their choice of the compendiums on Greek architecture and Greek sculpture which are united in this book. Both are written byE nglish scholars of distinguished reputation. Both are written in a scientific spirit and in such manner as to supply much exact matter-of-fact information, without sacrificing popular quality. Some slight additions and corrections, made necessary by discoveries or by revisions of scientific opinion, dating since the original books were written, have been entered in an appendix. My duty in the preparation of a preface is to point out, first, that this work on Greek architecture and sculpture is part of a course of reading on Greek history [G recian History, by James II. Joy] and to remark that the general historical information supplied by this other book is a most essential introduction to the present work. All interest in ancient art presupposes an interest in ancient history as well as some general knowledge about it. On the other hand it is true that ancient art is a most valuable means itself of teaching ancient history. Not only is the impulse offered to the imagination by the actually existing relics and tangible remnants of the past a point to be considered ;but these relics are themselves illustrations of the lives of the Greeks which are superior to any verbal or literary descriptions of a bygone age. The life of a nation cannot be described by a chronicle of events.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically import
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Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Forgotten Books (May 26, 2012)
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