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Monumentality and the Roman Empire : architecture in the Antonine age

Author: Edmund Thomas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The quality of 'monumentality' commonly attributed to the buildings of the Roman Empire has helped to make them enduring models for builders of later periods. This extensively illustrated book is the first full-length study of the concept of monumentality in Classical Antiquity, and its significance for the Romans themselves. - ;The quality of 'monumentality' is attributed to the buildings of few historical epochs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thomas, Edmund (Edmund V.).
Monumentality and the Roman Empire.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008297215
(OCoLC)71346797
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Thomas
ISBN: 9781441607218 1441607218 9780191558436 0191558435 1281341754 9781281341754
OCLC Number: 320841533
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 378 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Monumental form --
Principles of monumental form in antiquity --
The contribution of Antoninus Pius --
The symbolic significance of architectural form --
Patrons and the monumentality of architecture --
Creating form: architects in the Antonine age --
Monuments of city and empire --
Buildings, politics, and the monumentality of Antonine cities --
The cities and the emperor --
Imperial architecture --
Monuments and memory --
Preserving the monuments of the past --
Building the monuments of the future --
Responses to monuments --
Experiencing and responding to architecture --
The architectural descriptions of Lucian of Samosata --
Maps --
The Roman empire (western provinces) --
The Roman empire (central and eastern provinces) --
Roman Italy --
The 'restoration of Italy' by Antoninus Pius --
Roman Asia Minor --
Roman Africa.
Responsibility: Edmund Thomas.

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The quality of 'monumentality' commonly attributed to the buildings of the Roman Empire has helped to make them enduring models for builders of later periods. This extensively illustrated book is  Read more...

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the scope of this book is precisely defined * Penelope J. Goodman * Seldom have I read a book containing on the one hand such a broad and extensive overview of Antonine architecture and, on the Read more...

 
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