Roman Architecture

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Routledge, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 288 pages
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In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople.

With over 200 diagrams, maps and photos, this lucid and eminently readable account is a detailed overview of the development of architecture from Augustine to Constantine.

Covering building techniques and materials as well as architecture and patronage, features include:

* deployment of the most recent archaeological evidence
* consideration of building materials and methods used by Roman engineers and architects
* examination of stylistic innovations
* analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of Roman architecture
* detailed exploration of key Roman sites including Ostia and Pompeii.

In high demand since its initial publication, this book will not disappoint in its purpose to educate and delight those in the field of Roman architecture.

 

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Contents

1 Republican Rome
10
2 Roman Building Types
29
3 The Age of Augustus
49
4 Roman Architects Building Techniques and Materials
69
5 The JulioClaudians
86
Pompeii and Ostia
103
7 The Flavians
134
8 Trajan and Hadrian
154
9 North Africa
185
10 The European Provinces
210
11 The Eastern Provinces
231
12 The Late Empire
255
Glossary
277
Bibliography
280
Subject Index
285
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Frank Sear is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics and has worked on archaeological projects in Rome, Pompeii, Sicily, Jordon and Libya.

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