Set Design… …can be very difficult using modern pictures of ancient buildings.
Artist’s Renderings of the Original Building This is the best source material for designing the set piece for the project. Rendering by Costa-Gravis
A well-researched rendering… …can give you information about details that no longer exist on the ruins. This rendering shows statues and frieze-work that have worn away long ago. (The Parthenon)
It can show the difference… …between architectural elements in different time periods.
Not ALL renderings are well-researched This is a 5 th century depiction of an ancient Greek building with more 5 th century design elements than ancient Greek elements. SO BE CAREFUL OF THE SOURCE!!!
Size and Significance When looking at the layout of the city, the significance of the building and its importance to the people in that community become apparent. Temple of Apollo
Renderings Provide Unique Angles You can really understand structure when looking at more than 1 angle. Many Ancient Greek buildings had an open area outside of an enclosed building.
Some buildings had interior courtards This was especially true of personal residences.
It all comes together….. …in an artist’s rendering.