This survey takes the reader through the history of Greek architecture frominoan Crete to the Hellenic era, and its expansion in the Mediterraneanorld during the 5th century BC.;The book begins with a detailed analysis ofinoan Crete, the birthplace of Western architecture in the second millenniumC, describing the palaces at Mallia, Knossos, and Zakro. Straightforward,eadable text placed side-by-side with large photographs and drawings covershe functional and organic composition of the palaces; columns, pilasters,nd porticoes; the organization of volumes and interior spaces; decorativespects, polychrome, and murals.;The book continues through Mycenae (theamous Lion's Gate, Palace of Nestor, the "Treasury of Atreus") to the birthnd evolution of the doric and ionic orders, religious architecture (withmphasis on the temples of Paestum, Corinth, Delphi, and the Acropolis), tohe temples and structures of Classical Greece. The book dedicates a sectiono civic architecture, which in its massiveness reflected the creation andvolution of the political community, the most original aspect of ancientMartin, Roland is the author of 'Greek Architecture History of World Architecture' with ISBN 9781904313168 and ISBN 1904313167.