Sketches and Measurings: Danish Architects in Greece 1818-1862

European architects had no accurate representaion of a Greek temple until the Society of the Dilettanti in London sent an architect and a painter to Athens in 1751-55 to record antique sources of art. Their work, The Antiquities of Athens, started a trend, and between 1818 and 1862 eight Danish architects and a Danish painter travelled to Greece to study antique monuments. This book, subtitled Danish architects in Greece, is a complete catalogue of their work, with over 160 colour plates of drawings and watercolours and hudreds more smaller sketches and illustrations.