The Architecture of Rome

The Architecture of Rome

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  • Author: Professor of Transnational Private and European Business Law European University Institute Florence and Professor of Private Law Business Law and Legal Theory Stefan Grundmann
  • Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
  • ISBN: 9783930698608
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 381

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.


The Architecture of the Roman Empire

The Architecture of the Roman Empire

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  • Author: William Lloyd MacDonald
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300034707
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 316

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


The Architecture Lover's Guide to Rome

The Architecture Lover's Guide to Rome

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  • Author: Elizabeth F Heath
  • Publisher: White Owl
  • ISBN: 1526735822
  • Category : Travel
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 176

Rome’s architectural remains date as far back as the city’s founding in the 8th century BCE. The primitive settlement that began on the Palatine Hill grew over the next thousand years to the caput mundi—the capital of the world—the largest, most powerful presence in the ancient Western world. Along the way, Rome’s architectural styles, whether developed organically or appropriated from the cultures it subjugated and absorbed, were physical evidence of the politics, propaganda and pragmatism of the times. Written for readers passionate about Rome and how its architecture is inimitably linked to the city’s history, The Architecture Lover’s Guide to Rome is the armchair architect’s tour of the Eternal City. It provides a timeline that begins with the founding of Rome and documents its significant architectural monuments and styles through the millennia, with photos, maps and practical information for visiting.


Egyptian Cultural Identity in the Architecture of Roman Egypt (30 BC-AD 325)

Egyptian Cultural Identity in the Architecture of Roman Egypt (30 BC-AD 325)

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  • Author: Youssri Ezzat Hussein Abdelwahed
  • Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1784910651
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 232

This volume considers the relationship between architectural form and different layers of identity assertion in Roman Egypt. It stresses the sophistication of the concept of identity, and the complex yet close association between architecture and identity.


Roman Architecture

Roman Architecture

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  • Author: Frank Sear
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351006169
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 304

In this fully updated new edition, Frank Sear offers a thorough overview of the history of architecture in the Roman Empire. Arranged logically in six historical sections interspersed with material on Roman architects and their techniques, the building types found in Roman cities and the different buildings found in the Roman provinces, this volume now contains the latest insights into Roman architecture and takes account of the past 20 years of scholarship. This seminal work covers the architecture of the Republic, the Age of Augustus, the imperial period, Pompeii and Ostia, the eastern and western empire, and the Late Antique period, exploring subjects such as patronage, building techniques and materials, Roman engineering, town planning and imperial propaganda in a concise and readable way. Illustrated with nearly 300 photographs, maps and drawings, Roman Architecture continues to be the clearest introductory account of the development of architecture in the Roman Empire.


Roman Architecture and Society

Roman Architecture and Society

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  • Author: James C. Anderson
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 482

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.


Rome

Rome

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  • Author: Christopher Woodward
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719040320
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 202

The city of Rome contains some of the world's most famous buildings such as the Pantheon and St Peter's. This illustrated guide to Rome's architecture includes these and over 200 other important buildings within a straightforward chronological structure. Each building is fully described in its own numbered entry, with a photograph, name, date, location and name of architect. Building plans, historical time charts and five detailed street maps showing the exact locations of each building are also included. With its historical overview and chronological structure, this should be useful as a reference book on Rome's architectural heritage.


Art & Architecture in Ancient Rome

Art & Architecture in Ancient Rome

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  • Author: David Soren
  • Publisher: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :

Classical archaeology was long equated to ancient art history. Today these fields find themselves at a major crossroads. The influence on them—from the discipline of anthropology—has increased substantially in the past 15 years, adding to the ways in which scholars can study the Roman past. The classical archaeologist of the 21st century is likely to be versed in Greek and Latin, computer technology, ancient history, great monuments, various hard sciences such as physics or even astronomy, GPS, GIS, surveying, mapping, digitizing, artistic rendering, numismatics, geo-science, astronomy, environmental studies, material culture analysis and/or a host of other disciplines and sub-disciplines.Universities are seeking specialists whose talents embrace not one but several different fields of research. It is not necessary for each scholar to know everything about each discipline being used within the fields of art history, classical archaeology and anthropology, but these days a basic knowledge of all relevant disciplines is becoming indispensable. This book will layout the basic information and steps necessary to take the beginning archaeologist’s search for knowledge of the past and lead them to adventures of the future.


Roman Architecture in Provence

Roman Architecture in Provence

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  • Author: James C. Anderson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521825202
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 291

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.


Architecture of Rome

Architecture of Rome

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  • Author: Giovanni Battista Cipriani
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 216

Among the capitals of Europe, Rome is unequaled in architectural riches and variety and yearly draws a stream of scholars as well as tourists who seek information about the city's monuments and buildings.This new guide reproduces in facsimile the plates from Itinerario figurato degli edifici più rimarchevoli di Roma by Giovanni Battista Cipriani, published in Rome in several parts between 1835 and 1837. Superbly printed, it includes one hundred plates with a total of seven hundred thirty elevations, floor plans, sections, and site plans of ancient monuments, churches, bridges, fountains, public and private buildings of architectural significance-all exceedingly carefully and skillfully executed engravings. For architects and architecture students this will be invaluable as a practical guide for architectural tours of Rome, as a reference work, and as a source book. It is a stunningly handsome record of the architectural heritage of Rome and directory to the endlessly varied fabric of the city. -- from book jacket.