Greek and Roman Architecture

CHAPTER TWELVE Greek and Roman Town - Planning . Etruscan and Early
Latin Architecture It is now time to turn to central Italy : but at this point we may
pause to compare Greek and Italian town - planning methods , and to consider
certain ...

Greek and Roman Architecture

Author: D. S. Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521094528

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

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.

Roman Architecture

Author: Frank Sear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134635788

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 in Classic Drawings

Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data Fragments d'architecture
antique. English. Selections. Greek and Roman architecture in classic drawings /
Hector d'Espouy ; introductory notes by John Blatteau and Christiane Sears. p.
cm.

Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings

Author: Hector d’Espouy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156443

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.

The Architecture of Rome

An Architectural History in 400 Individual Presentations Ulrich Fürst Professor of
Transnational Private and European ... Antiquity ( 753 BC to AD 313 ) It does not
do justice to ancient Roman architecture to view it primarily in terms of the history
 ...

The Architecture of Rome

Author: Ulrich Fürst

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698608

Page: 381

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Architects and artists have always acknowledged over the centuries that Rome is rightly called the 'eternal city'. Rome is eternal above all because it was always young, always 'in its prime'. Here the buildings that defined the West appeared over more than 2000 years, here the history of European architecture was written. The foundations were laid even in ancient Roman times, when the first attempts were made to design interiors and thus make space open to experience as something physical. And at that time the Roman architects also started to develop building types that are still valid today, thus creating the cornerstone of later Western architecture. In it Rome's primacy remained unbroken -- whether it was with old St Peter's as the first medieval basilica or new St. Peter's as the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, or with works by Bernini and Borromini whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, Bohemia and Lower Franconia, and also with Modern buildings, of which there are many unexpected pearls to be found in Rome. All this is comprehensible only if it is presented historically, i. e. in chronological sequence, and so the guide has not been arranged topographically as usual but chronologically.This means that one is not led in random sequence from a Baroque building to an ancient or a modern one, but the historical development is followed successively. Every epoch is preceded by an introduction that identifies its key features. This produces a continuous, lavishly illustrated history of the architecture of Rome -- and thus at the same time of the whole of the West. Practical handling is guaranteed by an alphabetical index and detailed maps, whose information does not just immediately illustrate the historical picture, but also makes it possible to choose a personal route through history.

Roman Architecture

and domesthat revolutionized the ancientworld and exerted a lasting impact
onthe architectureand architects of post-classicaltimes. The basic building
blockofRoman imperialism wasthe Roman city.A collection of Roman cities
concretized the ...

Roman Architecture

Author: Diana E. E. Kleiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300208014

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

2) constitutes one ofthe most important repositories of information on the nature
of Roman urban planning and how architecture was accommodated within the
planned spaces of ancient Roman urban environments. An overview of the ...

Roman Architecture in Provence

Author: James C. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521825202

Page: 291

View: 304

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.

Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Often we identify these architectural markers as “monuments” or “monumental”
buildings. ... While few would deny that the term “monumental” is appropriate for
ancient Roman architecture, the nature of this characterization is rarely
considered ...

Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Author: Michael Thomas

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292749825

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.

A Companion to Roman Architecture

The architecture of Rome's great Empire has long captured our imagination. The
Romans themselves were enamored with their built environment. Ancient authors
were just as likely to celebrate the grandeur and beauty of ancient buildings as ...

A Companion to Roman Architecture

Author: Roger B. Ulrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325133

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

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.

Principles of Roman Architecture

Author: Mark Wilson Jones

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030010202X

Page: 270

View: 983

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.

Prolusiones Architectonic or Essays on subjects connected with Greek and Roman Architecture

William WILKINS (M.A., Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy.)
PROLUSIONES ARCHITECTONICÆ , & c . & c . THE ERECHTHEUM . From the
concurrent testimony of ancient writers , it appears that there existed on the
Acropolis of ...

Prolusiones Architectonic    or Essays on subjects connected with Greek and Roman Architecture

Author: William WILKINS (M.A., Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

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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.

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

Author: John North Hopkins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300211813

Page: 254

View: 903

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.

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 ...

Roman Architecture and Urbanism

Author: Fikret Yegül

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521470714

Page: 882

View: 129

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

Roman Architecture

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 ...

Roman Architecture

Author: Nigel Rodgers

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 554

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.

The Architect

7 2 Roman Architects WILLIAM L. MacDONALD The remains of major buildings ,
standing and excavated , that can be seen and studied today in twenty - odd
countries are the chief source of our knowledge of the profession of architecture
in ...

The Architect

Author: Spiro Kostof

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226043

Page: 385

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The Architect traces the role of the profession across the centuries and in different cultures, showing the architect both as designer and as mediator between the client and the builder.

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Axel Boethius's account begins about 1400 B.C. with the primitive villages of the Italic tribes.

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Author: Axel Boëthius

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300052909

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.