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William Dinsmoor, one of the experts who directed the first reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis, here addresses the problem of the arrangement of the sculptures on the parapet of the temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-457-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 228
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 34
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-457-8
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William Dinsmoor, the famous historian of Greek architecture and one of the experts who directed the first reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis, here addresses the problem of the arrangement of the sculptures on the parapet of the temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis. This small temple, built to commemorate the victory at Salamis, includes the famous 'Nike binding her sandal' sculpture, among others. However, these sculptures were found in pieces and seemed to have no narrative structure, posing a problem for those involved in the reconstruction effort. This paper methodically argues for the arrangement of these sculptures on structural and stylistic grounds and is interesting both as an example of the process behind such reconstructions of fragmentary artwork and as a moment in the history of the still ongoing reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis.

William Dinsmoor, the famous historian of Greek architecture and one of the experts who directed the first reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis, here addresses the problem of the arrangement of the sculptures on the parapet of the temple of Athena Nike on the Acropolis. This small temple, built to commemorate the victory at Salamis, includes the famous 'Nike binding her sandal' sculpture, among others. However, these sculptures were found in pieces and seemed to have no narrative structure, posing a problem for those involved in the reconstruction effort. This paper methodically argues for the arrangement of these sculptures on structural and stylistic grounds and is interesting both as an example of the process behind such reconstructions of fragmentary artwork and as a moment in the history of the still ongoing reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis.

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  • THE SCULPTURED PARAPET OF ATHENA NIKE: PLATE I (page 5)