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The real life of the Parthenon

Patricia Vigderman

The real life of the Parthenon

by Patricia Vigderman

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece),
  • Travel,
  • Antiquities,
  • Description and travel

  • About the Edition

    Ruminates on ancient remains and antiquities, illuminating an important element of contemporary cultural life: the dynamic between loss and delight.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-192).

    StatementPatricia Vigderman
    Series21st century essays, 21st century essays
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF287.P3 V54 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination195 pages
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26952595M
    ISBN 100814254586
    ISBN 109780814254585
    LC Control Number2017039721
    OCLC/WorldCa1000023593

      Parthenon means ‘house of Parthenos’ which was the name given in the 5th century BCE to the chamber inside the temple which housed the cult statue. The temple itself was known as the mega neos or ‘large temple’ or alternatively as Hekatompedos neos, which referred to the length of the inner cella: ancient feet.   Parthenon: Great to see in real life - traveler reviews, 9, candid photos, and great deals for Athens, Greece, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).

    It was originally displayed inside the naos of the Parthenon on the Athenian Akropolis. The statue depicted the goddess standing upright, wearing a helmet, a peplos (i.e. a kind of ancient Greek dress), and a breastplate. Her right hand was outstretched, bearing the life-sized winged figure of Nike, the divine personification of victory.   Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujín has just installed The Parthenon of Books in Kassel, Germany as part of the Documenta 14 art festival. Created from , banned books, this architectural replica of the Parthenon in Athens is a work in progress, with the public being asked to continue bringing volumes with them when visiting the exhibition.

      The installation has been constructed with the same dimensions of the real-life Parthenon in Athens, at the site where German Nazis burned books by Jewish or Marxist writers in The former temple was constructed in BC on the hill of the Acropolis. This Parthenon is made of , banned books!   The Parthenon of Books in the German city of Kassel is the work of Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, who constructed this replica of the Athens monument using , once-banned books. It is the.


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THE REAL LIFE OF THE PARTHENON By Patricia Vigderman Illustrated. Mad Creek Books/Ohio State University Press. Paper, $ Paper, $ “They were created in a short time for all time. Patricia Vigderman Mad Creek Books ( ) Softcover $ Patricia Vigderman’s The Real Life of the Parthenon uses Grecian sites as vehicles to explore the meaning that historical artifacts bring to their nations of origin and to the foreign lands that lay claim to them.

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Ownership battles over the marbles removed from the P /5(4). Owing to bravura writing, this book is as rewarding for an armchair traveler as for a first-time or seasoned one.” —The Wall Street Journal “The nimble narrative of Patricia Vidgerman’s The Real Life of the Parthenon traces out this history [of the Elgin marbles] in a very winning personal account Too smart to come down on Brand: Ohio State University Press.

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Written with equal sensitivity to political debates and aesthetic beauty, The Real Life of the Parthenon deepens our understanding of how the imagination shapes and transforms the past—and how the deep past informs and shapes the imagination of the present.” —Eva Hoffman, author of Lost in Translation and Time: Big Ideas, Small Books.

Patricia Vigderman’s book, The Real Life of the Parthenon, appealed to me because, like her, I’d walked up to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. My walk was during a honeymoon, hers—for the most part—were more empirical.

Vigderman first traveled to Greece when her parents were posted to the American Embassy in : Katy Haas. Behind the examples in this thoughtful book lies the realization that the relationship between the spectator and art is inevitably complex. –Bruce Boucher, New York Times Book Review. The Real Life of the Parthenon is a great achievement — a scrupulous presentation of demanding issues that is fun to read.

Get this from a library. The real life of the Parthenon. [Patricia Vigderman] -- Ruminates on ancient remains and antiquities, illuminating an important element of contemporary cultural life: the dynamic between loss and delight. Praise For The Real Life of the Parthenon (21st Century Essays) “Part memoir, part travelogue and part musing on cultural patrimony, her new book is a voyage around the ancient world in which she examines the issues raised by the migration of art in the modern era.” —The New York Times.

Patricia Vigderman, The Real Life of the Parthenon. The Real Life of the Parthenon. Vigderman's own journey began at the Parthenon, but curiosity edged her further onto the sea between antiquity and the present.

She set out to seek the broken temples and amphorae, the mysterious smiles of archaic sculpture, and the finely hammered gold of a. The Real Life of the Parthenon (21st Century Essays) (Book) Book Details.

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Vigderman’s philosophical arguments may seem esoteric. Vigderman’s. Reviewer Kristine Morris Interviews Patricia Vigderman, Author of The Real Life of the Parthenon. Ancient lands and their artifacts live as much in our imagination as they do in marble and stone. Straddling centuries, they call to us with both questions and answers about history and our place in : Kristine Morris.

The installation has been constructed with the same dimensions of the real-life Parthenon in Athens, at the site where German Nazis burned books by Jewish or Marxist writers in The former temple was constructed in BC on the hill of the Acropolis. The Real Life of the Parthenon.

by Patricia Vigderman. 21st Century Essays. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Ohio State University Press. Author and writer, Dr. Patricia Vigderman, will present a lecture titled, The Real Life of the Parthenon.

The lecture will be on Thursday, March 28th, at 5 p.m. in the Multi-Media Room located in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Patricia Vigderman’s most recent book is The Real Life of the Parthenon (Ohio State University Press-Mad Creek Books, [ ]. The Parthenon (/ ˈ p ɑːr θ ə ˌ n ɒ n,-n ən /; Ancient Greek: Παρθενών; Greek: Παρθενώνας, Parthenónas, [parθeˈnonas]) is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.

Construction began in BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its ect: Iktinos, Callicrates. Parthenon is a former featured article. Whether the myth has any basis in a real life incident is of course something that can't be determined, and Connelly certainly doesn't argue or assume that it does: indeed she says on p of her book that there is not a single credibly attested instance of the sacrifice of a maiden in historic.

Gathering present meaning and resonance for the once and future remains of vanished glory, The Real Life of the Parthenon illuminates an important but shadowy element of our common cultural life: the living dynamic between loss and : Patricia Vigderman.Just as fascinating is the monument's far longer life as cathedral church of Our Lady of Athens, as "the finest mosque in the world," and, finally, as an inspirational ruin and icon.

Beard also takes a cool look at the bitter arguments that continue to surround the "Elgin Marbles," the sculptures from the Parthenon now in the British Museum.5/5(1).Alpha Xi Delta continues philanthropy work with social media. Abby Hanlon. April 8, With classes being completely online for the rest of the semester, the Alpha Xi Delta sorority has taken an online approach in showing support for their philanthropy.