Roman Architecture

Author: Frank Sear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134635788

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. With over 200 diagrams, maps and photos, this lucid and eminently readable account is a detailed overview of the development of architecture from Augustine to Constantine. Covering building techniques and materials as well as architecture and patronage, features include: * deployment of the most recent archaeological evidence * consideration of building materials and methods used by Roman engineers and architects * examination of stylistic innovations * analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of Roman architecture * detailed exploration of key Roman sites including Ostia and Pompeii. In high demand since its initial publication, this book will not disappoint in its purpose to educate and delight those in the field of Roman architecture.

Principles of Roman Architecture

Author: Mark Wilson Jones

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030010202X

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

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The architects of ancient Rome developed a vibrant and enduring tradition, inspiring those who followed in their profession even to this day. This book explores how Roman architects went about the creative process.

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

Author: John North Hopkins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300214367

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

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This groundbreaking study traces the development of Roman architecture and its sculpture from the earliest days to the middle of the 5th century BCE. Existing narratives cast the Greeks as the progenitors of classical art and architecture or rely on historical sources dating centuries after the fact to establish the Roman context. Author John North Hopkins, however, allows the material and visual record to play the primary role in telling the story of Rome’s origins, synthesizing important new evidence from recent excavations. Hopkins’s detailed account of urban growth and artistic, political, and social exchange establishes strong parallels with communities across the Mediterranean. From the late 7th century, Romans looked to increasingly distant lands for shifts in artistic production. By the end of the archaic period they were building temples that would outstrip the monumentality of even those on the Greek mainland. The book’s extensive illustrations feature new reconstructions, allowing readers a rare visual exploration of this fragmentary evidence.

Greek and Roman Architecture

Author: D. S. Robertson,Robertson D. S.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521094528

Category: Architecture

Page: 407

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A survey of the main developments in classical architecture from prehistory to the establishment of Constantinople, supplemented by chronological tables of buildings

Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Ideology and Innovation

Author: Michael Thomas,Gretchen E. Meyers

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292749825

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Every society builds, and many, if not all, utilize architectural structures as markers to define place, patron, or experience. Often we consider these architectural markers as "monuments" or "monumental" buildings. Ancient Rome, in particular, is a society recognized for the monumentality of its buildings. While few would deny that the term "monumental" is appropriate for ancient Roman architecture, the nature of this characterization and its development in pre-Roman Italy is rarely considered carefully. What is "monumental" about Etruscan and early Roman architecture? Delving into the crucial period before the zenith of Imperial Roman building, Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture addresses such questions as, "What factors drove the emergence of scale as a defining element of ancient Italian architecture?" and "How did monumentality arise as a key feature of Roman architecture?" Contributors Elizabeth Colantoni, Anthony Tuck, Nancy A. Winter, P. Gregory Warden, John N. Hopkins, Penelope J. E. Davies, and Ingrid Edlund-Berry reflect on the ways in which ancient Etruscans and Romans utilized the concepts of commemoration, durability, and visibility to achieve monumentality. The editors' preface and introduction underscore the notion of architectural evolution toward monumentality as being connected to the changing social and political strategies of the ruling elites. By also considering technical components, this collection emphasizes the development and the ideological significance of Etruscan and early Roman monumentality from a variety of viewpoints and disciplines. The result is a broad range of interpretations celebrating both ancient and modern perspectives.

Roman Architecture

A Visual Guide

Author: Diana E. E. Kleiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300208014

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

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At its most expansive, the Roman Empire stretched from the British Isles to Egypt; Rome was the ancient world's greatest superpower. Roman Architecture: A Visual Guide is an illustrated introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire. Published as a companion volume to Diana E. E. Kleiner's course on Roman Architecture given through Coursera (first offered in January 2014 but based on a class she has long taught at Yale), this enhanced e-book explores not only Rome but also buildings preserved at Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Tivoli, North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, and North Africa. Beginning with the birth of Rome as an Iron Age village, Roman Architecture traces the growth and expansion of the Roman Empire through its cities, which featured civic, religious, commercial, entertainment, and residential districts in the urban setting. A valuable resource for both the student and the traveler, Roman Architecture features over 250 photographs and site plans of the most intriguing and consequential buildings in the Roman Empire. These are presented from the fresh perspective of an author who has journeyed to nearly all of the sites, revealing most of them through her own digital images. In addition, this interactive e-book makes learning about these monuments easier than ever, with handy maps and geolocation links that show you just where the monuments are and, if you're traveling, how to get there. Suitable for the classroom and as a guidebook, Roman Architecture is a fascinating introduction to some of history's most compelling and influential architecture.

Roman Architecture in Provence

Author: James C. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521825202

Category: Architecture

Page: 291

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This book provides a survey of the architecture and urbanism of Provence during the Roman era. Provence, or "Gallia Narbonensis" as the Romans called it, was one of the earliest Roman colonies in Western Europe. In this book, James C. Anderson, jr. examines the layout and planning of towns in the region, both those founded by the Romans and those redeveloped from native settlements. He provides an in-depth study of the chronology, dating, and remains of every type of Roman building for which there is evidence in Provence. The stamp of Roman civilization is apparent today in such cities as Orange, Nimes, and Arles, where spectacular remains of bridges, theaters, fora, and temples attest to the sophisticated civilization that existed in this area during the imperial period and late antiquity. This book focuses on the remains of buildings that can still be seen, exploring decorative elements and their influence from Rome and local traditions, as well as their functions within the urban environment.

History of World Architecture: Roman Architecture

Author: John B. Ward-Perkins

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

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An overview of the history of Roman architecture.The first part of the book examines the developments that originated in central Italy. It then goes on to discuss the majestic complexes of the Republican era, and the Augustan buildings that culminated in the planning of the Roman Forum. The book explains how the Romans successfully developed and exploited a revolutionary building material called opus caementicium, a composite of stone and mortar. This material made it possible for them to effectively develop new forms of structures, such as amphitheatres, public bath-houses, villas, basilicas, and markets, which were to become essential features of many regions. The author explores Roman architecture in such diverse areas as Thessalonica, Ephesus, Constantinople, Nimes, Verona, and Pompeii, with an overview of developments in southern Italy and the provinces. He also considers the later era of ancient Rome, where key buildings provide powerful examples of the complex phenomenon of Imperial Rome.

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Author: Axel Boëthius,Roger Ling,Tom Rasmussen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300052909

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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Axel Boethius's account begins about 1400 B.C. with the primitive villages of the Italic tribes. The scene was transformed by the arrival of the Greeks and by the Etruscans who by about 600 had Rome and Central Italy under their cultural spell.

A Companion to Roman Architecture

Author: Roger B. Ulrich,Caroline K. Quenemoen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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A Companion to Roman Architecture presents a comprehensive review of the critical issues and approaches that have transformed scholarly understanding in recent decades in one easy-to-reference volume. Offers a cross-disciplinary approach to Roman architecture, spanning technology, history, art, politics, and archaeology Brings together contributions by leading scholars in architectural history An essential guide to recent scholarship, covering new archaeological discoveries, lesser known buildings, new technologies and space and construction Includes extensive, up-to-date bibliography and glossary of key Roman architectural terms

Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings

Author: Hector d’Espouy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156443

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Perhaps the finest record of classical architecture ever made. Detailed illustrations offer unparalleled three-dimensionality and effects of scale. Parthenon, Roman temples, Pantheon, Colosseum, many others. Introductory notes. Preface. 127 plates.

Roman Architecture

An Expert Visual Guide to the Glorious Classical Heritage of Ancient Rome

Author: Nigel Rodgers

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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An authoritative illustrated account of the building of Rome and the cities of her Empire: explore the glorious architectural heritage of temples and palaces, circuses, amphitheatres, basilicas and baths, triumphal arches, columns and monuments - wit.

Greek and Roman Architecture

Author: Richard Allan Tomlinson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Classical

Page: 128

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An illustrated survey of the development of classical architecture from ancient Greece to the fall of the Roman Empire

Roman Architecture and Society

Author: James C. Anderson, jr

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801869815

Category: History

Page: 472

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This detailed and concise account will appeal not only to students and scholars of Roman history, but to all with an interest in ancient architecture and urban society.

The Architecture of Roman Temples

The Republic to the Middle Empire

Author: John W. Stamper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521810685

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

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This book examines the development of Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century BC to the reigns of Hadrian and the Antonines in the second century AD. John Stamper analyzes the temples' formal qualities, the public spaces in which they were located and, most importantly, the authority of precedent in their designs. He also traces Rome's temple architecture as it evolved over time and how it accommodated changing political and religious contexts, as well as the affects of new stylistic influences.