4to. First edition, first printing. 74pp. 120 b/w plates. Blue cloth wrapped in an illustrated jacket. A scarce text to find, let alone in such good condition. Some very minor shelfwear The only comprehensive account of the Parthenon pediments in English and the first in any language since 1963. It serves as an up-to-date introduction to their study and includes new proposals for the restoration and interpretation of their composition. All sculptures are illustrated, some with photographs taken especially for this book, and there are new drawings of the restorations proposed by the author. Chapter 1 is a general introduction to the study of the pediments. It includes an assessment of the documentation and a summary of stylistic and technical characteristics of the sculptures. Chapters 2 and 3 treat each pediment separately. The discussion of individual sculptures is incorporated in a continuous narrative which sets them within the context of the overall composition.
PALAGIA, Olga, The Pediments of the Parthenon, E.J. Brill, 1993
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