Roman Building Techniques

Author: Tony Rook

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445620456

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 724

Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and the author's own detailed line drawings, Roman Building techniques looks at Roman innovations, practices and materials in a thorough yet readable way.

Roman Building

Materials and Techniques

Author: Jean-Pierre Adam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134618697

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4054

With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops. Placing emphasis on the technical aspects of the subject, the author follows the process of building through each stage -- from quarry to standing wall, from tree to roof timbers -- and describes how these materials were obtained or manufactured. The author also discusses interior decoration and looks at the practical aspects of water supply, heating and roads.

Constructing the Ancient World

Architectural Techniques of the Greeks and Romans

Author: Carmelo G. Malacrino

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060163

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 5218

First published in Italy in 2009 by Arsenale-Editrice, Verona.

Roman Architecture

Author: Frank Sear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134635788

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4612

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.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins,Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 5670

Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.


A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

Author: David Macaulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348025

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6978

Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.

Roman Woodworking

Author: Roger B. Ulrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300134606

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

View: 9893

This book presents an authoritative and detailed survey of the art of woodworking in the ancient Roman world. Illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs, Roman Woodworking covers topics such as the training and guild memberships of Roman carpenters, woodworking tools and techniques, the role of timber in construction and the availability of trees, and interior woodwork and furniture making. It also includes an extensive glossary of fully defined terms. This comprehensive book displays the accomplishment of the Roman woodworkers and their high skill and knowledge of materials and tools. Ulrich helps bring to light the importance of wooden projects and structures in Roman daily life and provides a wealth of information not only for classicists but also for those interested in the history of technology and the history of woodworking.


An Oxford Archaeological Guide

Author: Amanda Claridge,Judith Toms,Tony Cubberley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199546835

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 7517

The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

Author: Clemente Marconi

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199783306

Category: Art

Page: 710

View: 6668

This handbook explores key aspects of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars of various generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, it discusses Greek and Roman ideas about art and architecture, as expressed in both texts and images, along with the production of art and architecture in the Greek and Roman world.

Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures

Author: Luisa Maria da Silva Gonçalves,Hugo Rodrigues,Florindo Gaspar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351686690

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

View: 2083

New technologies play an increasingly important role in the analysis, monitoring, restoration, and preservation of historic structures. These technological systems continue to get more advanced and complex, for example: 3D digital construction and documentation programming, 3D imaging data (including laser scanning and photogrammetry), multispectral and thermographic imaging, geophysical data, etc. This book will present the latest nondestructive technologies used in the characterization, preservation, and structural health monitoring of historic buildings. It will include numerous case studies, as well as theoretical explanations about each of the methods and technologies used in each.

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed

The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography

Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9781438001999

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 8343

Provides instruction on creating handbuilt bowls, decorations, and containers.

Field Methods and Post-Excavation Techniques in Late Antique Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004309772

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 5561

Late antique sites are often excavated badly and are hardly ever published in full, especially in the East. This volume seeks to provide a critique of this situation and exemplars of best practice. It will be an important reference work for scholars engaged in fieldwork and those seeking to use archaeological evidence in historical discussions.

The Roman Baths of Lycia

An Architectural Study

Author: Andrew Farrington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 191209066X

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 176

View: 4933


Get Your House Right

Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Author: Marianne Cusato,Ben Pentreath,Richard Franklin Sammons,Léon Krier

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402736285

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

View: 4274

"In this comprehensive and authoratative guide, Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today's traditional-style buildings miss the mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process"--Cover, p. 2.

Daily Life in the Roman City

Rome, Pompeii and Ostia

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331749

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 2077

Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

View: 6131

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

A Companion to Roman Architecture

Author: Roger B. Ulrich,Caroline K. Quenemoen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

View: 4715

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

Rome and Environs

An Archaeological Guide

Author: Filippo Coarelli

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282094

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 4182

This guide brings the work of one of the best known scholars of Roman archeology and art to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, it covers all of the city's ancient sites (including the Capitoline, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius), and, unlike most other guides, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists interested in a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities.--From publisher description.