City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives.
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apartment buildings aqueduct arch was constructed arena atrium Augustus bakery brick brick-faced concrete bridge built caldarium called cardo castrum cavea cement central market Ceres chorobate city wall CLOACA cofferdam compluvium connected courtyard CRENELATIONS cross decumanus ditch Emperor exterior walls farmland finished flat floor gate grain GROIN VAULT groma ground heated hypocaust impluvium insulae laborers land layers of concrete limestone low sections Lucius main streets marble Marcus Licinius master plan maximum population military camp mortar passages peristyle piers pipes planners POMERIUM portcullis pozzolana process was repeated protected public baths public fountains Quintus rectangular religious center rented right angles river road Roman city Rome roof rooms row of curbstones seating area senator sewers shaft shops sidewalk slaves snack bars soldiers space steep semicircular Step pin gstones stone and mortar stood surveyors temples tepidarium tiles toilets tunnel vault valarium Verbonia vertical weighted strings wooden arch