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By William Fleming

Arts & rules is a heritage of the humanities—art, structure, song, literature, and philosophy—from the traditional international to the current day. It highlights the main varieties of arts and letters as they crystallized in facilities of civilization at moments of excessive cultural success, reminiscent of 5th-century B.C. Athens and Renaissance Florence.
The underlying suggestion of Arts & rules is the assumption that deeper human knowing could be obtained by way of learning the artistic revelations of artists, poets, philosophers, and composers, from our personal time and from the prior. extra largely, the humanities, while thought of of their usual humanistic and cultural context, can display the landscape of ever-changing human photographs and attitudes, as humans and artists over the centuries exhibit their conceptions of themselves, their social atmosphere, and their position within the common scheme of items. All take part the ceaseless quest to create value for all times. the final word aim is the certainty of self and society via familiarity with evolving visible, verbal, and tonal imagery.

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The history of Greek temple architecture was largely the refining beams. of this post-and-lintel system of construction, which permitted the architects a steadily increasing freedom as time went on. 26 The capital, or crown, of the Doric column Classical Period is in passage between the vertical shaft of the column and the horizontal portion of the building above. The necking is the first break in the upward lines of the shafts, though the fluting continues up to the out- ward round, cushionlike echinus.

Museum. London (reproduced by court esv of the Trustees). *> Pedimental Sculptures The pedimental tures, in contrast to the friezes, sculp- are freestanding carved in the round. The themes of both pediments have to do with Athena. That on the west, facing the city, depicts her triumph over Poseidon (see p. 29). That on the east pediment (Fig. 43) recounts the story of her miraculous birth, the event that was celebrated each summer at the Panathenaea. While only a few fragments of the western pediment remain, enough survives of its eastern counterpart to convey an idea of its original state.

Program Taken as a whole, Greek the Parthenon marbles present a picture of the past and present and of their aspirations for the The attempt of the Greek people to interpret future. dark ancient myths in contemporary terms is found here in their sculptures as well as in their philosophy, poetry, and drama. The metopes on the east frieze portray the primeval battle of the gods and giants for control of the world, and the triumph of the Olympians hailed the coming of order out of chaos. C. Marble, life-size.

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