Roman Building: Materials and Techniques
With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops. Placing emphasis on the technical aspects of the subject, the author follows the process of building through each stage -- from quarry to standing wall, from tree to roof timbers -- and describes how these materials were obtained or manufactured. The author also discusses interior decoration and looks at the practical aspects of water supply, heating and roads.
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3 CONSTRUCTION USING LARGE STONE BLOCKS
4 STRUCTURES OF MIXED CONSTRUCTION
5 MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
6 ARCHES AND VAULTS
8 WALL COVERING
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