Architecture as audience in the urban design of Pergamon

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dc.contributor.author Linzey, Michael en
dc.contributor.editor Moulis, A en
dc.coverage.spatial Brisbane en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-08T19:08:18Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation AUDIENCE: The 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, 07 Jul 2011 - 10 Jul 2011. Editors: Moulis A. 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9913 en
dc.description.abstract The Attalid acropolis at Pergamon is acknowledged to be a masterpiece of fine urban design. Roger Ling calls it the finest architectural composition of the Hellenistic age, dispensing altogether with orthogonal patterns and growing organically out of the landscape in a fan-like series of terraces in which the auditorium of the steep hillside theatre forms “a kind of valve”. We see most clearly in the plan how stoas and courtyards of the city seem to have been constructed to radiate like rays of the sun from the demountable wooden stage-house of the open-air theatre far below. It is as if the city itself were the “audience” in a highly theatrical architectural composition. The paper inquires as to aesthetic intentions that might have motivated this curiously theatro-centered metaphor or urban spectacle. en
dc.relation.ispartof AUDIENCE: The 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand en
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dc.title Architecture as audience in the urban design of Pergamon en
dc.type Conference Item en
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pubs.author-url http://www.uq.edu.au/atch/sahanz-2011-131401 en
pubs.finish-date 2011-07-10 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2011-07-07 en
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pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 249792 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-02 en


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