for Art 208
Greco-Roman Art & Architecture
Ever wonder why there are so many more architecture sites than others? It's a copyright issue. If I photograph a building, I own the copyright to that photo and can post it on the web. If I photgraph a vase in a museum, the museum still owns the copyright, and I cannot post it on the web without the museum's permission.
The PERSEUS Project -- the most impressive on-line cultural resource. Honest. It has searchable classical encyclopedias, atlases,
Greek & Latin dictionaries, collections of ancient texts, and ART and ARCHITECTURE!
For instance, if you're interested in pictures of DOGS in vase painting, you can search for all images of dogs in vase painting. Really. And see a good many of them. I choose "dog" because it's the example they use. See all their options. To be honest, not nearly enough photographs are available (see the note above), but the scans are superb.
The Bryn Mawr Classical Review -- come here to start a research project; the search function can help you find things that you'd never find otherwise.
Great Buildings Online -- This resource web site allows searches by style, function, architect, etc. The images are not always wonderful (too many 3-d models for my taste), but all in all a useful site. Very often their photographs show construction details unavailable elsewhere.
An amazing presentation of the Parthenon Frieze
frome the Greek Ministry of Culture - great use of web resources.
the Parthenon reconstruction in Nashville -- especially useful for ideas of what the cult statue of Athena Parthenos must have looked like.
Architectura online - very helpful introductions,
project -- images of Greece and Rome
Glossary -- with clickable images. This
glossary concentrates on Medieval Architecture, but go check out some of the
images and you'll see why I put it here for you! Try 'capital' or 'corinthian'
or 'abacus' and see what you get. The glossary will even pronounce
words for you. Do you REALLY know how to pronounce architrave?
-- very beautiful scans of architectural photography.
HWS Visual Resources buys a lot of slides from Archivision! Check out
the "sample slide" area.
ArtsEdNet at the Getty Museum -- an Online Exhibition of material from the colleciton of the Getty Museum - very nice.