Roman Imperial Architecture

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Yale University Press, 1994 - Architecture - 532 pages
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The history of Roman Imperial architecture is one of the interaction of two dominant themes: in Rome itself the emergence of a new architecture based on the use of a revolutionary new material, Roman concrete; and in the provinces, the development of interrelated but distinctive Romano-provicial schools. The metropolitan school, exemplified in the Pantheon, the Imperial Baths, and the apartment houses of Ostia, constitutes Rome's great original contribution. The role of the provinces ranged from the preservation of a lively Hellenistic tradition to the assimilation of ideas from the east and from the military frontiers. It was--finally--Late Roman architecture that transmitted the heritage of Greece and Rome to the medieval world.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
Architecture in Rome and Italy from Augustus to the Mid Third Century
21
Architecture in Rome under the JulioClaudian Emperors A D 1468
45
Architecture in Rome from Vespasian to Trajan A D 6gt17
63
The Roman Architectural Revolution
97
Architecture in Rome from Hadrian to Alexander Severus A D 117235
121
Ostia
141
Italy under the Early Empire
157
Domestic Architecture in Town and Country
185
Greece
255
Asia Minor
273
The Architecture of the Roman East
307
The North African Provinces
363
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