Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete. Firist Printing in dustjacket


MYERS, J. Wilson, Eleanor Emlen MYERS, and Gerald CADOGAN (eds.). The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete. Berkeley / Los Angeles : University of CaliforniaPress, (1992). First Printing. Pp (11),[x]-xix,(5),[5]-318,(4). Illustrate d. Large 4to, black cloth boards, green cloth spine, pale green lettering to spine, colour onlay to front board, in clear plastic dustjacket lettered in yellow. "This book marks an astonishing achievement in ancient Greek archaeology. Using twin cameras suspended from a 33-foot, four-finned balloon,Wilson and Ellie Myers have been able to photograph 44 archaeological site s on Crete from a much lower altitude than is possible from helicopters or airplanes. The result is stunning. The breathtaking high-resolution photographs reveal new information and correct mistaken assumptions about these ancient sites. The Atlas will cause scholars to rethink their notions about the Minoan culture of Crete, which with its linear A writing, widespread seatrade, elaborate palaces, and unique art was crucial to the development of western civilization. For archaeologists of the future, the Atlas photogra phs preserve important information that is being lost each year through gradual erosion of the sites. For each site entry there are aerial views and acorresponding drawn plan, each shedding light on the other; a detailed des cription of the site (its significance, relationship to the local topography and geology, and excavation history); and a comprehensive research bibliography. The descriptions prepared by the international community of Cretan archaeologists under the guidance of regional specialist Gerald Cadogan reflect the latest available information on the sites of the Minoans and thosewho succeeded them. Indeed, the text entries and the chapter on Crete by C adogan are in themselves a major contribution to scholarship. Together, text and photographs, which offer a unique grouping of related sites for comparative study, provide a significant advance in archaeological method. The work will be welcomed by archaeologists in the field as well as by scholars of ancient Greek civilization. With its introductory chapters, accessible style, and magnificent photographs, the Atlas will also appeal to the archaeological tourist and the armchair traveler." (from the dj). Contents : PartI. The atlas and Crete. Aerial archaeology and the atlas (by J. Wilson Mye rs and Eleanor Emlen Myers); The geomorphology of Crete (by John A. Gifford); The climate and vegetation of Crete (by Edward Flaccus); Ancient and modern Crete (by Gerald Cadogan). Part II. The sites. Using the atlas. 1. Achladia (by Nikolaos Platon). 2. Archanes-Anemospilia (by Yannis Sakellarakis and Efi Sakellaraki). 3. Archanes-Phourni (by Yannis Sakellarakis and Efi Sakellaraki). 4. Archanes-Tourkoyeitonia (by Yannis Sakellarakis and Efi Sakellaraki). 5. Armeni (by Yannis Tzedakis). 6. Ayia Photia (by Metaxia Tsipopoulou). 7. Ayia Triada (by Vincenzo La Rosa). 8. Chamaizi (by Costis Davaras). 9. Chondros (by Nikolaos Platon). 10. Dreros (by Henri Van Effenterre). 11. Eleutherna (by Petros Themelis). 12. Gortyn (by Antonio Di Vita). 13.Gournia (by Gerald Cadogan). 14. Kamilari (by Vincenzo La Rosa). 15. Karph i (by Gerald Cadogan). 16. Kavousi (by Geraldine C. Gesell, Leslie P. Day, and William D. D. Coulson). 17. Knossos (by Gerald Cadogan). 18. Kommos (byJoseph W. Shaw). 19. Lato (by Olivier Picard). 20. Lebena-Asklepieion (by Chiara Tarditi). 21. Lebena - tombs (by Stylianos Alexiou). 22. Lissos (by Nikolaos Platon). 23. Makryyialos (by Costis Davaras). 24. Mallia (by Olivier Pelon, Jean-Claude Poursat, Rene Treuil, and Henri Van Effenterre). 25. Mochlos (by Jeffrey S. Soles). 26. Monastiraki (by Athanasia Kanta). 27. Myrtos-Phournou Koryphi (by Peter Warren). 28. Myrtos-Pyrgos (by Gerald Cadogan). 29. Nerokourou (by Yannis Tzedakis). 30. Odigitria (by Antonis Vasilakis). 31. Olous (by Henri Van Effenterre). 32. Palaikastro (by J. Alexander MacGillivray and L. Hugh Sackett). 33. Phaistos (by Vincenzo La Rosa). 34. Phalasarna (by Elpida Hadjidaki). 35. Platanos (by Antonis Vasilakis). 36. Polyrrhenia (by Vanna Niniou-Kindeli). 37. Praisos (by James Whitley). 38. Pseira (by Costis Davaras, Philiip P. Betancourt, and William R. Farrand). 39. Syme (by Angeliki Lebessi). 40. Tylissos (by Antonis Vasilakis). 41. Vasiliki (by Antonis A. Zois). 42. Vathypetro (by Gerald Cadogan). 43. Vrokasdtro (by Barbara J. Hayden). 44. Zakro (by Nikolaos Platon). Glossary. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Light foxing to edges, else very good in dustjacket. 65.00

Title: Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete. Firist Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: MYERS, J. Wilson, Eleanor Emlen MYERS, and Gerald CADOGAN (eds.) MYERS, Eleanor Emlen CADOGAN, Gerald

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley / Los Angeles, 1992, ISBN:0520073827:

Seller ID: 112814

Keywords: CRETE CLASSICS CLASTU AERIAL PHOOTOGRAPHY ATLAS ARCHAEOLOGY ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY GREECE ANTIQUITIES,