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A Companion to Roman Architecture

Author: Roger B Ulrich; Caroline K Quenemoen
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, 2014. ©2014
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to Roman architecture.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, ©2014
xvii, 582 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger B Ulrich; Caroline K Quenemoen
ISBN: 9781118325148 1118325141 1405199644 9781405199643
OCLC Number: 868971798
Description: 1 online resource (615 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Italic Architecture of the Earlier First Millennium BCE / Jeffrey A. Becker --
2. Rome and Her Neighbors: Greek Building Practices in Republican Rome / Penelope J.E. Davies --
3. Creating Imperial Architecture / Inge Nielsen --
4. Columns and Concrete: Architecture from Nero to Hadrian / Caroline K. Quenemoen --
5. The Severan Period / Edmund V. Thomas --
6. The Architecture of Tetrarchy / Emanuel Mayer --
7. Architect and Patron / James C. Anderson, Jr. --
8. Plans, Measurement Systems, and Surveying: The Roman Technology of Pre-Building / John R. Senseney --
9. Materials and Techniques / Roger B. Ulrich --
10. Labor Force and Execution / Rabun Taylor --
11. Urban Sanctuaries: The Early Republic to Augustus / John W. Stamper --
12. Monumental Architecture of Non-Urban Cult Places in Roman Italy / Tesse D. Stek --
13. Fora / James F.D. Frakes --
14. Funerary Cult and Architecture / Kathryn J. McDonnell --
15. Building for an Audience: The Architecture of Roman Spectacle / Hazel Dodge --
16. Roman Imperial Baths and Thermae / Fikret K. Yegul --
17. Courtyard Architecture in the Insulae of Ostia Antica / Roger B. Ulrich --
18. Domus/Single Family House / John R. Clarke --
19. Private Villas: Italy and the Provinces / Mantha Zarmakoupi --
20. Romanization / Louise Revell --
21. Streets and Facades / Ray Laurence --
22. Vitruvius and his Influence / Ingrid D. Rowland --
23. Ideological Applications: Roman Architecture and Fascist Romanita / Genevieve S. Gessert --
24. Visualizing Architecture Then and Now: Mimesis and the Capitoline Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus / Melanie Grunow Sobocinski --
25. Conservation / William Aylward.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Responsibility: edited by Roger B. Ulrich and Caroline K. Quenemoen.

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