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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

Author: John North Hopkins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300211813

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

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An important new look at Rome's earliest buildings and their context within the broader tradition of Mediterranean culture

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.

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.