Architectural Lantern Slides of Greece

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Greece during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include archaeological and historical sites, temples, stadiums, churches, and ruins. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Gates

Temples

Theaters

Architecture

Churches

Ruins

Spatial Coverage

Dhílos

Thessaloníki

Corinth

Greece

Olympia

Delphi

Athens

Mistrás

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The third great 5th-century BCE marble building on the Acropolis is known as the Erechtheion, though this name (Erechtheos was a mythical king of Athens) has been challenged. Since the Parthenon stands immediately to the south, the architect of the Erechtheion did not attempt to make the building compete directly with this outstanding example of the Doric order, and instead chose the more ornate and delicate Ionic order. The building has an unusually complex plan. Its steeply sloping site als…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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