Architecture and Narrative: The structure of space and by Sophia Psarra

By Sophia Psarra

Structure is usually obvious because the artwork of a pondering brain that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships among the elements and the full. it's also visible because the paintings of designing areas, which we event via circulation and use. Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are basic to the ways that constructions are formed, used and perceived. interpreting and exploring the ways that those 3 dimensions have interaction within the layout and lifetime of constructions, this interesting ebook can be of use to an individual with an curiosity within the concept of structure and architecture's dating to the cultural human setting.

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2 The Erechtheion, Athens. 3). The Parthenon was dedicated to the goddess Athena. The west part of the Erechtheion was devoted to Athena Polias (patron deity of Athens), while the east part was dedicated to Poseidon-Erechtheus (Wycherley 1978: 150). So, the Parthenon was simple in physical form and in religious content, being dedicated to one goddess, while the Erechtheion housed more than one god and was physically and religiously complex. 3 Plan of the Acropolis, Athens. Point A is defined by the intersection of the central axis with the visual lines produced by the extension of the retaining wall and the edge of the Erechtheion sanctuary.

3). Attention would focus on the towering figure of Athena slightly turned to the right. This is the second moment after the Propylaia where asymmetry offered a direction, pointing towards the path between the two structures. From the sanctuary of Artemis or from the Chalcotheke court, the Erechtheion was largely invisible. It would appear again from the top of the Parthenon’s base or from the middle of the road. The view comprised the Caryatids porch against a blank wall. 11). 5b). 11 The Erechtheion, view from southwest.

17 The Erechtheion, the Caryatids portico. 39 Architecture and narrative So, myth was brought to the political service of the city’s identity, as it was an essential part of collective memory and a traditional belief system. However, there were difficulties involved in connecting the contradictory roles of myth in the two buildings: myth in the service of democracy, the aristocratic past, religion and daily life; Athens shaping its own destiny in history and Athens in the flow of narrative, place and time.

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