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About the design of the Parthenon, Trachtenberg writes: "The colonnade is dense and coporeal, yet its columns soar in their slenderness. The huge entablature … is monumental, yet carried so effortlessly that it seems almost to float. These effects are due, again, to the building's unique proportions: the columns are more slender than any earlier example and, correspondingly, the entablature (see especially the architrave) is unusually narrow, hence visually light" (91). -MA (Source: Trachtenberg and Hyman, Architecture, from prehistory to post-modernism: the western tradition, 1986)

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Athens, Greece

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