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Hellenistic architecture and human action : a case of reciprocal influence / Annette Haug, Asja Müller

Contributor(s): Haug, Annette [editor] | Müller, Asja [editor]Series: Scales of transformation in prehistoric and archaic societies ; 10Publisher: Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2020]Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 29 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789088909108; 9088909105; 9789088909092; 9088909091Subject(s): Architecture, Hellenistic | Architecture and society -- Greece -- History | Sacred space -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 | Excavations (Archaeology) -- GreeceGenre/Form: History.DDC classification: 722.8 LOC classification: NA270 | .H447 2020
Contents:
Introduction: Hellenistic Architecture, Landscape, and Human Action / Annette Haug – Asja Müller ; Part 1. Three sanctuaries as case studies. The Sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis in Messene: Natural Setting and Human Action / Stefan Feuser – Maria Spathi ; Interstitial Space in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace / Bonna D. Wescoat – Susan Ludi Blevins – Maggie L. Popkin – Jessica Paga – Andrew Farinholt Ward – Michael C. Page – William Size ; Sanctuary Disposition and Cult Practice: The Thesmophorion in Pella / Soi Agelidis ; Part 2. Principles of design: Hellenistic sanctuaries between agency and perception. The Usage of the Pronaos of Hellenistic Temples / Philipp Kobusch ; Constructing the Sublime: Landscape, Architecture and Human Encounter in Hellenistic Sanctuaries / Christina G. Williamson ; Secluded or Entangled: Two Modes of Architecture-Landscape Design in Hellenistic Sanctuaries / Asja Müller ; Roman Awe for Greek Sanctuaries: Polybius and Livy Illustrate Roman Encounters with Greek Patrimony / Jessica van ‘t Westeinde ; Man-Made Space versus Natural Space in Greek Sacred Caves / Katja Sporn ; Beyond sanctuaries: the agora The Upper Agora at Ephesos in Hellenistic Times: in Search of the ‘State Market’ (in honour of Wilhelm Alzinger, 1918-1998, on his centenary) / Dirk Steuernagel
Summary: This book examines the mutual influence of architecture and human action during a key period of history: the Hellenistic age. During this era, the profound transformations in the Mediterranean?s archaeological and historical record are detectable, pointing to a conscious intertwining of the physical (landscape, architecture, bodies) and social (practice) components of built space.00Compiling the outcomes of a conference held in Kiel in 2018, the volume assembles contributions focusing on Hellenistic architecture as an action context, perceived in movement through built space. Sanctuaries, as a particularly coherent kind of built space featuring well-defined sets of architecture combined with ritual action, were chosen as the general frame for the analyses. The reciprocity between this sacred architecture and (religious) human action is traced through several layers starting from three specific case studies (Messene, Samothrace, Pella), extending to architectural modules, and finally encompassing overarching principles of design and use. As two additional case studies on caves and agorai show, the far-reaching entanglement of architecture and human action was neither restricted to highly architecturalised nor sacred spaces, but is characteristic of Hellenistic built space in general
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Introduction: Hellenistic Architecture, Landscape, and Human Action / Annette Haug – Asja Müller ; Part 1. Three sanctuaries as case studies. The Sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis in Messene: Natural Setting and Human Action / Stefan Feuser – Maria Spathi ; Interstitial Space in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace / Bonna D. Wescoat – Susan Ludi Blevins – Maggie L. Popkin – Jessica Paga – Andrew Farinholt Ward – Michael C. Page – William Size ; Sanctuary Disposition and Cult Practice: The Thesmophorion in Pella / Soi Agelidis ; Part 2. Principles of design: Hellenistic sanctuaries between agency and perception. The Usage of the Pronaos of Hellenistic Temples / Philipp Kobusch ; Constructing the Sublime: Landscape, Architecture and Human Encounter in Hellenistic Sanctuaries / Christina G. Williamson ; Secluded or Entangled: Two Modes of Architecture-Landscape Design in Hellenistic Sanctuaries / Asja Müller ; Roman Awe for Greek Sanctuaries: Polybius and Livy Illustrate Roman Encounters with Greek Patrimony / Jessica van ‘t Westeinde ; Man-Made Space versus Natural Space in Greek Sacred Caves / Katja Sporn ; Beyond sanctuaries: the agora The Upper Agora at Ephesos in Hellenistic Times: in Search of the ‘State Market’ (in honour of Wilhelm Alzinger, 1918-1998, on his centenary) / Dirk Steuernagel

This book examines the mutual influence of architecture and human action during a key period of history: the Hellenistic age. During this era, the profound transformations in the Mediterranean?s archaeological and historical record are detectable, pointing to a conscious intertwining of the physical (landscape, architecture, bodies) and social (practice) components of built space.00Compiling the outcomes of a conference held in Kiel in 2018, the volume assembles contributions focusing on Hellenistic architecture as an action context, perceived in movement through built space. Sanctuaries, as a particularly coherent kind of built space featuring well-defined sets of architecture combined with ritual action, were chosen as the general frame for the analyses. The reciprocity between this sacred architecture and (religious) human action is traced through several layers starting from three specific case studies (Messene, Samothrace, Pella), extending to architectural modules, and finally encompassing overarching principles of design and use. As two additional case studies on caves and agorai show, the far-reaching entanglement of architecture and human action was neither restricted to highly architecturalised nor sacred spaces, but is characteristic of Hellenistic built space in general

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