Notes, sketches, and constructions from a classical geometry seminar.
Notes from the Wolfsburg Cultural Center by Alvar Aalto in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Notes on Stephansdom (St. Stephan’s Cathedral) in Vienna, Austria. Wien, Österreich.
Notes on ancient ruins and cities: Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae.
My ramblings comparing the ancient cities of Corinth, Pompeii, Delphi, and Mycenae. I don’t know how interesting this is, but I’m posting anyway!
“Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae
-‘apples to oranges’ argument of comparison.
-clear procession up hill (Mycenae) / flat of Corinth
-Corinth as Nolli map-great piazza!
-layers of history
-Delphi, Mycenae, & Pompeii “frozen in time” vs Corinth & Athens which were continuously inhabited
Athens, Rome, Venice, London
-keep historical cities from becoming museums
notion of ground plane
-small changes in section can have a big impact
-plane of ground, water
-anything on Delphi’s site would be good
Athens-history of city is walled off from locals (Acropolis museum, the Acropolis itself, etc)
-Temple of Herculean Zeus walled off-could be great park