The Temple of Apollo Bassitas: The sculpture

The Temple of Apollo Bassitas: The sculpture

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The definitive publication of the Temple of Apollo at Bassai, in the NW Peloponnese, this is one of four volumes representing the culmination of years of study by Professor Fred Cooper of the University of Minnesota and other scholars throughout the world. An identifiable work of Iktinos, the architect of the Parthenon, the building exhibits numerous unusual and uncanonical features that heralded a revolution in Greek architectural design. Volume II contains Brian Madigan's study of the sculptural program and Cooper's analysis of the relevant parts of the entablature.So closely linked are the two figures in pose and physiognomy that it is difficult not to see them as brothers. Details suggest ... On the frieze, Kastor, BM 526:3, grapples directly with the equine part of the centaur, the only Greek in the Centauromachy to do so. Polydeukes ... On the frieze, Polydeukes is indomitable, having taken down his opponent with an arm lock and seizing him by the hair. Kastor is in aanbsp;...

Title:The Temple of Apollo Bassitas: The sculpture
Author:Frederick A. Cooper
Publisher:ASCSA - 1992


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