By Michael Greenhalgh
A survey of a few of the ways that the vast continues to be of old structure have been reused or destroyed within the crescent from Greece and Turkey via Syria, Palestine, North Africa to Islamic Spain. The publication enhances and echoes the various issues within the author's "Marble previous, enormous current" (2009). supplying quite a few various examples, it examines how the traditional panorama used to be reworked - cities, roads and ports, fountains and waterways, tombs, palaces, villas and inscriptions. It then addresses reuse in church buildings, mosques and different constructions, dealing additionally with creditors and museum-builders. additionally thought of are the dismantling and shipping of the usually titanic blocks, and the superstitions surrounding antiquities which contributed to their carrying on with renown or to their destruction.
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