Principles of Roman Architecture

Principles of Roman Architecture

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.

Author: Mark Wilson Jones

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102024

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.
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Roman Architecture

Roman Architecture

A Handbook of Roman Art, London 1983. BOf:THIUS, A., Etruscan and Early
Roman Architecture, Harmondsworth 1978. BROWN. F. E., Roman Architecture,
New York 1961. CHOISY, A., L'Art de baitir chez les Romains, Paris 1873.
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Author: Frank Sear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134635788

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.
Categories: History

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

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tumuli is pre - Augustan and stands , as far as our ... architecture of the seventh
and sixth cially those with scattered chambers ; but the centuries and the early
Roman ...

Author: Axel Boëthius

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300052901

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.
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The Genesis of Roman Architecture

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

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.

Author: John North Hopkins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300211818

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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

Roman Architecture

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 ...

Author: Diana E. E. Kleiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300208016

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.
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Roman Architecture in Provence

Roman Architecture in Provence

This book provides a survey of the architecture and urbanism of Provence during the Roman era.

Author: James C. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521825207

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.
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Roman Architecture and Society

Roman Architecture and Society

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second trend in scholarly study in the twentieth century A . D . has been the
attempt to comprehend the technical side of Roman building — the nature of ...

Author: James C. Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D014320447

Category: Architecture

Page: 442

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Focusing primarily on Rome and other cities of central Italy, James C. Anderson, jr., describes the training, career path, and social status of both architects and builders. He explains how the construction industry was organized -- from marble and timber suppliers to bricklayers and carpenters. He examines the political, legal, and economic factors that determined what would be built, and where. And he shows how the various types of public and private Roman buildings relate to the urban space as a whole. Drawing on ancient literary sources as well as on contemporary scholarship, Roman Architecture and Society examines the origins of the architectural achievements, construction techniques, and discoveries that have had an incalculable influence on the postclassical Western world. 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.
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Etruscan and Roman Architecture

Etruscan and Roman Architecture

... architecture of a single region , Gaul . Roman Gaul is broadly representative of
what was happening all along the northern frontiers of the Empire . It was unique
only in the degree to which it succeeded in making Roman civilization its own .

Author: Axel Boëthius

Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin

ISBN: UOM:39015002253865

Category: Architecture

Page: 622

View: 187

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The Architecture of the Roman Empire

The Architecture of the Roman Empire

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets

Author: William Lloyd MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300034709

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

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Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets
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Greek and Roman Architecture

Greek and Roman Architecture

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

Author: D. S. Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521094526

Category: Architecture

Page: 407

View: 577

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

The Renaissance of Roman Architecture

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Author: Sir Thomas Graham Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000684367

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

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.

Author: Michael Thomas

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749821

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.
Categories: Social Science

The Architecture of the Roman Empire An introductory study

The Architecture of the Roman Empire  An introductory study

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets

Author: William Lloyd MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300028199

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

View: 161

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets
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Roman Architecture and Society

Roman Architecture and Society

Drawing on ancient literary sources as well as on contemporary scholarship, Roman Architecture and Society examines the origins of the architectural achievements, construction techniques, and discoveries that have had an incalculable ...

Author: James C. Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041285969

Category: Architecture

Page: 442

View: 634

Focusing primarily on Rome and other cities of central Italy, James C. Anderson, jr., describes the training, career path, and social status of both architects and builders. He explains how the construction industry was organized -- from marble and timber suppliers to bricklayers and carpenters. He examines the political, legal, and economic factors that determined what would be built, and where. And he shows how the various types of public and private Roman buildings relate to the urban space as a whole. Drawing on ancient literary sources as well as on contemporary scholarship, Roman Architecture and Society examines the origins of the architectural achievements, construction techniques, and discoveries that have had an incalculable influence on the postclassical Western world. 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.
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Greek and Roman Architecture

Greek and Roman Architecture

This first volume is about Greek and Roman architecture and the architectural traditions that diverged from the Classic Tradition. The second volume is about the revival of classic architecture during the Renaissance.

Author: Gene Waddell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1974454053

Category: Architecture, Greek

Page: 438

View: 665

During most of the history of architecture, architects had to be artists, engineers, and scholars. This three-volume series of books is about what architects needed to know to create the most important buildings in Western Architecture from 600 B. C.-A. D. 1943. This first volume is about Greek and Roman architecture and the architectural traditions that diverged from the Classic Tradition. The second volume is about the revival of classic architecture during the Renaissance. The third volume is about academic architecture since the Renaissance. Greek architecture was the first type that continued to be influential indefinitely and beyond the limits of its civilization. Most of the subsequent architecture of Europe was influenced by Greek architecture, but indirectly through Roman architecture. Rome owed a great debt to many aspects of Greek civilization including language, philosophy, and history as well as architecture and art. Roman art was essentially Greek art, but Roman architecture eventually became fundamentally different in the materials that were used and in its approach to design. The Greeks created the classical Orders and used them to plan and design the exterior of their buildings; the Roman developed the arch and concrete, which enabled spans and spaces of unprecedented size to be created. Greek architecture was more sculptural in its emphasis on exterior form and finish, and Roman architecture was more like engineering in its emphasis on spans and interior space. In general, Greek architecture was designed from the outside in, and Roman architecture from the inside out, but Greek design elements continued to embellish both the interiors and exteriors of Roman buildings. More specifically, the first volume of this series is about the development of Greek architecture, the influence of Greece on Rome, and the early influence of Rome on other architectural traditions outside the Roman Empire. The second volume is about the revival of Roman architecture and secular thought. The third volume is about the revival of all styles of architecture, their scholarly study by archaeologists and architects, and an increasingly eclectic used of design elements within the framework of the design principles of Classic Architecture. The classic tradition in architecture has determined the overall appearance of most buildings worldwide, and it has done so through the use of a versatile architectural vocabulary, a flexible set of rules, changing building types. Regardless of style, most buildings continue to be characterized by regularly proportioned and spaced design elements that were established through the use of the classical orders. This series of books discusses how a consistently high standard of excellence was achieved in design and construction over a period of 2,500 years. It includes the following periods of architecture: Greek, Roman, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Beaux Arts. Regardless of the style chosen, architects were in agreement about what constituted excellence. This book considers what all periods and styles have in common and what is most distinctive about each period, style, and major example. The primary emphasis is on how buildings were designed and constructed. Design processes, materials, and methods of construction are considered in detail. Everything an architect had to consider is discussed for each period and each building type. Every type of knowledge required to create buildings is considered. The ideas of the most influential architects are summarized, particularly those that were widely influential through the publications of Vitruvius, Palladio, Adam, Ledoux, and Schinkel.
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Roman Architecture and Urbanism

Roman Architecture and Urbanism

This book explores for the first time the motives for urban intervention, methods for implementation and the socio-political context of the Augustan period, as well as broader design issues such as formal urban strategies and definitions of ...

Author: Fikret Yegül

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521470711

Category: Architecture

Page: 882

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Investigates Roman built environments from architectonic and planning perspectives, while celebrating the achievements of the providences as well as Italy.
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Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings

Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings

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.

Author: Hector d’Espouy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486156446

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.
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Journal of Roman Archaeology

Journal of Roman Archaeology

Introducing Roman public buildings Frank Sear I . M . BARTON ( Ed . ) , ROMAN
PUBLIC BUILDINGS ( Exeter Studies in ... General books on Roman architecture
The student of Roman architecture is much better served today than 30 years ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041194153

Category: Africa, North

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Categories: Africa, North

Roman Architecture

Roman Architecture

Follows the thousand-year history of Roman architecture from the Republican period through the early Christian Era.

Author: John Bryan Ward-Perkins

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015036221458

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

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Follows the thousand-year history of Roman architecture from the Republican period through the early Christian Era. Special attention is given to the development of concrete construction; the author also explains vigorous regional variations on the classical architectural vocabulary in the Eastern and Western provinces. Thoroughly illustrated with plans, drawings, and 326 bandw and 25 color photos. A handsome book, and a bargain. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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