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 swish column, is an expression of a civilization whose 3 nice values nonetheless converse to us today:
- Democracy. At a time of godlike rulers, traditional electorate voted to construct the Parthenon.
- Humanism. The Parthenon's artwork venerated Athens' water vendors 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, in the course of the wars that confirmed it, to the democracy that ennobled it -culminating within the building of the nice temple at the Acropolis. The e-book not just captures the human tales, but in addition 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 determine Athens, is to work out ourselves.
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The winner of diverse awards, this sequence is popular for Elizabeth Mann's skill to show experience and pleasure whereas revealing technical info in enticing and simply understood language. The illustrations are lavishly sensible and actual intimately yet don't forget about the human point. amazing within the style, those books are bound to carry even the main detached younger reader into the worlds of historical past, geography, and structure.
"One of the 10 top non-fiction sequence for younger readers."
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