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Greek and Roman architecture

Author: D S Robertson
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed. reprintedView all editions and formats
This book provides a brief, clear account of the main developments in the history of Greek, Etruscan and Roman architecture, from the earliest times to the foundation of Constantinople. It contains 135 drawings and 24 plates. -- From publisher's description.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D S Robertson
ISBN: 0521094526 9780521094528 0521061040 9780521061049
OCLC Number: 31732
Notes: Originally published in 1929 under title: A handbook of Greek and Roman architecture.
Description: xxiv, 407 pages : 24 plates, illustrations, plans ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface to first edition --
Preface to second edition --
List of illustrations --
1. Sources of knowledge, materials and methods --
2. Minoan Crete, Troy, and pre-Mycenaean Greece --
3. Mycenaean Greece and Homeric architecture --
5. The Dark Ages: technical terms --
5. The earliest doric and its timber prototypes --
6. Sixth-century doric --
7. Archaic ionic --
8. Fifth-century doric, to the outbreak of the Peloponesian War --
9. Ionic in the fifth century, and doric and corinthian in the late fifth and fourth --
10. Fourth-century and Hellenistic ionic, and Hellenistic doric and Corinthian --
11. Greek theatres and other buildings not temples or private houses --
12. Greek and Roman town-planning --
13. Temple architecture of the Roman republic --
14. Temple architecture of the Roman empire --
15. Roman construction --
16. Basilicas, theatres, amphitheatres, and other Roman monuments --
17. Greek and Roman houses and palaces --
Appendix --
General index.
Other Titles: Handbook of Greek and Roman architecture
Responsibility: D.S. Robertson.
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