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The Parthenon in Athens was built about 447-438 BC to house an enormous statue of the goddess Athena. The temple was the crowning glory of a great programme of architectural renewal masterminded by Pericles, the leader of the Athenian democracy and it is still considered to be one of the most impressive buildings in the world. 868 more words
After reviewing Shigeru Ban’s work on the Aspen Art Museum, I was reminded of my recent visit to the Acropolis museum in Athens.
Designed by Bernard Tsuchumi, I was struck by the modern building comprising mostly of marble and glass, and how it curved around and over the exhibits to show the full range of antiquities collected from the age of the acropolis. 127 more words