Akroter und Architektur
Figürliche Skulptur auf Dächern griechischer Bauten vom 6. bis zum 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr.
[Akroteria and Architecture: Figurative Sculpture on the Roofs of Greek Buildings from the 6th to the 4th Century BCE]
Series:Image & Context 18
Aims and Scope
Given their prominent roof-top location, akroteria helped shape the appearance of a building. This study undertakes a careful analysis of the aesthetic and pictorial phenomena of figurative Greek akroteria in their architectonic and historical context. It explores the role of figurative sculptures in shaping and characterizing a building, as well as their significance for the representation of the building owner.
- x, 598 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Akroteria; architectural sculpture; Greek architecture / roofs; Greek architecture