By Elizabeth Mann
The tale of an encouraged development and an inspirational civilization.
The Parthenon is greater than an impressive development. each marble statue, each sleek column, is an expression of a civilization whose 3 nice values nonetheless converse to us today:
- Democracy. At a time of godlike rulers, traditional voters voted to construct the Parthenon.
- Humanism. The Parthenon's artwork venerated Athens' water companies in addition to its gods.
- Balance. The Parthenon's aesthetic introduced lightness and charm to top and mass.
The Parthenon tells of the increase of Athens -- from the faith that nurtured it, throughout the wars that demonstrated it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating within the development of the good temple at the Acropolis. The ebook not just captures the human tales, but additionally vividly illustrates the technical info in the back of the development, from quarrying of the marbles to carving of the beautiful frieze. to examine the Parthenon is to determine Athens. to work out Athens, is to determine ourselves.
Wonders of the World series
The winner of various awards, this sequence is well known for Elizabeth Mann's skill to express event and pleasure whereas revealing technical info in enticing and simply understood language. The illustrations are lavishly real looking and exact intimately yet don't forget about the human point. impressive within the style, those books are bound to deliver even the main detached younger reader into the worlds of background, geography, and structure.
"One of the 10 top non-fiction sequence for younger readers."