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The Parthenon: The Height of Greek Civilization (Wonders of the World Book) [Hardcover]

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Examines the engineering fete that is the ancient Greek temple, Parthenon, and how it reflects the civilization of Athens, from its people and its rulers to its religion and its democracy.

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The story of an inspired building and an inspirational civilization. The Parthenon is more than a magnificent building. Every marble statue, every graceful column, is an expression of a civilization whose three great values still speak to us today: - Democracy. At a time of godlike rulers, ordinary citizens voted to build the Parthenon. - Humanism. The Parthenon's art honored Athens' water carriers as well as its gods. - Balance. The Parthenon's aesthetic brought lightness and grace to height and mass. The Parthenon tells of the rise of Athens -- from the religion that nurtured it, through the wars that tested it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating in the construction of the great temple on the Acropolis. The book not only captures the human stories, but also vividly illustrates the technical details behind the construction, from quarrying of the marbles to carving of the exquisite frieze. To look at the Parthenon is to see Athens. To see Athens, is to see ourselves. Wonders of the World series The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture. "One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers." - Booklist02

The story of an inspired building and an inspirational civilization.

The Parthenon is more than a magnificent building. Every marble statue, every graceful column, is an expression of a civilization whose three great values still speak to us today:

  • Democracy. At a time of godlike rulers, ordinary citizens voted to build the Parthenon.
  • Humanism. The Parthenon's art honored Athens' water carriers as well as its gods.
  • Balance. The Parthenon's aesthetic brought lightness and grace to height and mass.

The Parthenon tells of the rise of Athens -- from the religion that nurtured it, through the wars that tested it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating in the construction of the great temple on the Acropolis. The book not only captures the human stories, but also vividly illustrates the technical details behind the construction, from quarrying of the marbles to carving of the exquisite frieze. To look at the Parthenon is to see Athens. To see Athens, is to see ourselves.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

"One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers."
- Booklist



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Item Specifications...


Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 10.5" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 9, 2006
Publisher   Mikaya Press
ISBN  1931414157  
ISBN13  9781931414159  


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Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press.

Fernando Rangel was born in Bogata, Colombia, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. He earned a B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts and trained at the Chatauqua School of Art.



Elizabeth Mann currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Elizabeth Mann was born in 1948.

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