While the Athenian Acropolis has many fantastic pieces of art and architecture, perhaps the most famous and enduring is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The architects of this piece, Iktinos and Kallikrates, believed that “perfect beauty could be achieved by using harmonic proportions.” (Kleiner pg. 127).
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileCanadians are avid readers who bought or borrowed more than 2.7 million books last week, according to figures released by a campaign uniting librarians, educators, literacy advocates, publishers and booksellers.The National Reading Campaign revealed its first ever “national book count” figure on Wednesday.The count offers a snapshot of a typical week of reading by Canadians including physical books and digital downloads, purchased or on loan from the library and serves as a kickoff to the group’s second reading summit this week in Montreal.To arrive at the figure which group spokesman Jamie Broadhurst believes is the first time reading has been tabulated in this manner campaign staffers combined book sales and library circulation from Jan. 10 16.The National Reading Campaign’s second national book summit takes place Thursday and Friday in Montreal.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
(Cohen’s own version of the song finished at number 36.) The song had featured prominently in the 2008 season of X Factor, which explains its notoriety that year. The reason that Buckley’s cover placed so high is because an anti X Factor contingent, having decided that Buckley’s was the defining version, had mobilized online and downloaded the older track in staggering numbers.There’s a similar battle brewing this year between X Factor contestant Joe McElderry and Rage Against the Machine, who haven’t released a new song since 2001. McElderry has been doing brisk business with his cover of Miley Cyrus’s precious ballad The Climb, but he’s being fought at every turn by Rage’s scorching 1992 funk metal single Killing in the Name, which features the infamous ad nauseam refrain “F you, I won’t do what you told me.”How these divergent songs came to define the 2009 battle for Christmas No.