By Olgyay, Victor
Examines various options to the issues of look after and gives insights into the results of weather on human surroundings. the writer isolates 4 unique climates - temperate, cool, hot-arid and hot-humid - and explains their results on orientation, air circulate, websites and materials.
Written forty years in the past it truly is nonetheless some of the most accomplished books ever on bioclimatic structure. offers a step-by-step advisor to knowing, studying and employing bioclimatic rules for architectural layout. it truly is stable reference for many universal circumstances, with solid theoretical details and consultant to functional applications.
However restricted at the present time whilst facing advanced bioclimatic/bioenvironmental structure instances, it truly is nonetheless a very good connection with comprehend extra or extra complicated techniques.
It is meant for architectural layout execs, the place learn on neighborhood weather and development fabrics will nonetheless wanted ahead of fixing a given bioclimatic problem.
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6-7. "1· '־It is, however, highly questionable whether such a distinction ever existed in the mind of the ancient spectator. ), again referring to Pheidias' Zeus at Olympia, is especially illuminâting in this connection: The temple was adorned by its numerous offerings (anathemata), which were dedicated there from all parts of Greece. Among these was Zeus of beaten gold dedicated by Cypselus the tyrant of Corinth. But the greatest of these was the statue of Zeus made by Pheidias of Athens, son of Charmides; it was made of ivory, etc.
6) T h e cameo, then, carries an imperial message, and transforms the cross as a whole into a triumphal monument. In large scale crosses, or even in those of a smaller size, where precious cameos could not be inserted, the idea of power and ruling the world was often expressed in the reliefs carved in the center. A typical example is the monumental Cross of Muiredach in Ireland, a work of the tenth century. T h e face of the cross is covered with representations of scenes from the Last J u d g e m e n t (probably a m o n g the earliest representations of this subject) and in the center, the dominating figure of Christ, holding the accepted symbols of authority; he appears as a powerful, triumphant ruler rather than as a considerate judge.
44) T h e Christian impact on paganism, then, could penetrate to central areas of religion. Making the ancient G o d of vine a redeemer clearly betrays the impact of Christianty. Angels also are moved closely to the divinity, something alien to Greek culture, but appearing in pagan late Antiquity. (Bowersock, pp. ) Julian the Apostate introduced into his pagan temples elements of the Christian ritual he learned in his youth. T h e scene in the Cyprus mosaics showing Dionysos sitting on the lap of Hermes, or being presented by Hermes to the world as Christ is presented to the world by the Virgin, should be understood in the same direction.