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The temples of Jupiter Panhellenius at Aegina and of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae near Phigaleia in Arcadia: to which is add a memoir of the systems of proportion employed in the original design of these structures
London: John Weale, 1860. Hardcover. Good. Folio, 38 x 55 cm. Bound in modern 3/4 leather over contemporary boards. All edges gilt. Marbled end pages. Library stamps and markings. Perforated stamp on title page and several text pages. Plates free of library markings. Lacking page listing the members of the Society of Dilettanti. Repair to folds of large folding plate. Offsetting and minor soiling to several plates. x, 94 p. 2 engraved dedications & 39 plates, 3 of them hand-colored, 1 folding & 1 mounted photogravure
Cockerell travelled to the Levant in 1811-1812, during which time he studied the temples at Aegina and Bassae with his fellow architect Haller von Hallerstein. At Aegina Cockerell "made the revolutionary discovery that the temple... was richly painted in bright colours. Cockerell published his discovery that, contrary to the views of Winckelmann, polychromy was integral to Greek architecture from the start" (ODNB). He published his findings, with plates derived from Haller von Hallerstein's orginal drawings, nearly forty years after his return to England in 1817. Refs: Blackmer 374.
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