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The Pantheon : design, meaning, and progeny

Author: William L MacDonald
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Pantheon in Rome is one of the grand architectural statements of all ages. Built by Hadrian in 117, this temple ranks as an archetype, along with Cheops's pyramid, the Parthenon, Wren's churches, and Mansard's palaces. In this richly illustrated book, William MacDonald analyzes the original design and construction of the Pantheon, discusses the technology that made it possible, and explores its metaphorical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L MacDonald
ISBN: 0674010191 9780674010192
OCLC Number: 52418306
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: In the temple of the whole world --
The building proper --
Background and principles of design --The problem of meaning --
'The most celebrated edifice.'
Responsibility: William L. MacDonald ; with a new foreword by John Pinto.

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