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The Revival of Classical Architecture in Athens, 1830-1840: Educational Institutions designed by Christian Hansen and Stamatios Kleanthis

Karydis, Nikolaos (2019) The Revival of Classical Architecture in Athens, 1830-1840: Educational Institutions designed by Christian Hansen and Stamatios Kleanthis. In: Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper examines the design of educational institutions in Athens and its vicinity during the first decade following Greek Independence. The revival of ancient architectural forms played a key role in this development. Still, the selection of ancient models and their fusion with nineteenth-century design paradigms have not yet been studied sufficiently. The present article aims to fill this lacuna by focusing on the educational institutions designed by two major architects of the 1830s: Christian Hansen and Stamatios Kleanthis. These buildings are used as case studies to understand each architect’s choice and modern interpretation of ancient models. This helps to gain a better sense of the variety of architectural idioms that marked the reception of classical architectural canons in nineteenth-century Greece.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Athens, Neoclassical Architecture, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Stamatios Kleanthes, Edouard Schaubert, Christian Hansen
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Nikolaos Karydis
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 01:22 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70433 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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