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Author Malvezzi, Roberto, 1977- author

Title The archetype of wisdom : a phenomenological research on the Greek temple / Roberto Malvezzi
Published Milan : Mimesis International, [2018]


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Description 132 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Architecture ; n. 5
Architecture (Mimesis International) ; n. 5
Contents Preface / Giovanni Piana -- Introduction -- Te⁺ђmenos -- A preliminary survey: the Homeric world -- The Greek sense of the divine -- A case study: the geometric style -- The foundation of Greek wisdom -- Another case study: the invention of the ko⁺ђuros -- Paide⁺ђia -- The rise of the temple -- Conclusions
Summary This book analyzes the rise of the earliest Greek temples through an innovative phenomenological approach, in which lived experiences are assumed as key tools of investigation. Accordingly, much space is dedicated to exploring the connections that tied the Greeks to their surroundings environment, by surviving records of Greek religion, poetry, art, philosophy and architecture from the archaic times. This framework sheds a new light on the relationship between 'human' and 'divine' in the ancient Greek world, suggesting that the archetypal structure of temple was devised to facilitate a particular kind of experience, that of the Divine. Such an experience produced a break from ordinary and profane life, allowing a special awareness to be gained. The findings and method of this book enable us to bridge the gap between our present days and that distant era, rediscovering our ancient past as an endless source of inspiration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-132)
Subject Temples -- Greece.
Architecture and religion.
Architecture -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 8869771504 (paperback)
9788869771507 (paperback)