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By Howard Simon

For operating artists and scholars alike, this can be an unequalled treasury of the equipment, suggestions, and examples of serious illustrators from the sunrise of printing to the 20 th century. that includes works by means of Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference in addition to a pleasant searching publication.

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B), the Athenians had always looked beyond the horizon for ideas as well as goods to enrich their way of life. In the Delian League, once the Persian threats were ended, the Athenians joined with the broader community of Greek-speaking peoples of the mainland, Aegean islands, and the coast of Asia Minor to defend themselves and to achieve cultural unity. When the Delian treasury was brought to Athens and its ample funds became available for her building program, the city was assured leadership in the arts as well as in other practical and idealistic enterprises.

29). That on the east pediment (Fig. 43) recounts the story of her miraculous birth, the event that was celebrated each summer at the Panathenaea. While only a few fragments of the western pediment remain, enough survives of its eastern counterpart to convey an idea of its original state. figures, sources it is known that the eastern Mt. Olympus, and that Zeus, father of the gods, was seated in the center. On one side stood the fire god Hephaestus, splitting open the head of Zeus to let Athena spring forth in full battle array.

London (reproduced by court esv of the Trustees). *> Pedimental Sculptures The pedimental tures, in contrast to the friezes, sculp- are freestanding carved in the round. The themes of both pediments have to do with Athena. That on the west, facing the city, depicts her triumph over Poseidon (see p. 29). That on the east pediment (Fig. 43) recounts the story of her miraculous birth, the event that was celebrated each summer at the Panathenaea. While only a few fragments of the western pediment remain, enough survives of its eastern counterpart to convey an idea of its original state.

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