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Stuart and Revett: The Antiquities of Athens

The English architects James Stuart and Nicholas Revett visited Athens from 1751 to 1753 and, nine years later, published the first volume of The Antiquities of Athens, which is considered the first accurate survey of classical Greek architecture. Five works were reviewed that exemplify the Greek Orders.

  Rivals and Revival: Stuart and Le Roy

  I: Gate of Athena Archegetis

  II: Temple on the Ilissus

  III: Tower of the Winds

  IV: Monument of Lysicrates

  V: Library of Hadrian