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Title: The Parthenon

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Subject: Philosophy
Author: Diana L
Date: November 23, 2013
Level: University
Grade: A
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All of the 46 massive stone columns lean inward slightly, the flutes on the columns taper off a bit near the top and the columns get thinner near the top. When used together these elements create the illusion of "upthrusting motion". The illusion is most effective from a distance, when seen in contrast to the wall of the Acropolis...

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The illusion is most effective from a distance, when seen in contrast to the wall of the Acropolis. The Parthenon was made of white marble from Mount Pentelicus (however over time the marble's color has changed to a light yellowish beige). It stands approximately 60 feet high and has an area of 30,030 feet...

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