Penrose, Francis
An investigation of the principles of Athenian architecture: or the results of a recent survey conducted chiefly with reference to the optical refinements exhibited in the construction of the ancient buildings at Athens — London [u.a.], 1888

Page: XI
DOI Page: Citation link: 
https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/penrose1888/0012
License: Public Domain Mark Use / Order
0.5
1 cm
facsimile
CONTENTS

Author's Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition .

CHAPTER I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS

Section I. Plan of the Acropolis. Plate II.

II. More Recent Discoveries on the Acropolis

CHAPTER II

ON THE PROPORTIONS OF THE PARTHENON

Section I. Ground Plan of the Parthenon. Plates III. IV. V.

II. On the Orthographic Proportions of the Parthenon. Plates VI. VII. VIII.

,, III. E'escription of the Sue-Basement of the Parthenon. Plate IX.

IV. More Recent Notes on the Parthenon . . Plate IXa.

9
H

- CHAPTER III

Section I. On the Discovery of the Curvature of the Horizontal Lines of the Parthenon and some
other Greek Temples .........

,, II. On the Jointing of the Stones in Greek Architecture .....

III. Description of the Curvature of the Horizontal Lines in Greek Architecture. Plates X,
XI. XII. XIII. ..........

CHAPTER VII

On the Curves of the Athenian Mouldings. Plates XIX. XX. XXI.

CHAPTER VIII

On the Polyciiromy of the Parthenon. Plates I. XXII. XXIII.

24

27

CHAPTER IV

On the Inclination of the Columns of the Parthenon and other Athenian Buildings . . 36

CHAPTER V

On the Entasis of the Athenian Columns. Plates XIV. XXXIII. XXXV. XXXVII. 39

CHAPTER VI

Miscellaneous Details of the Construction of the Parthenon. Plates XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. 45

4S

55
loading ...