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    DescriptionThis is a detailed, yet concise and authoritative survey of the architectural techniques used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. This fascinating volume provides a chronological overview of the methods and materials used in Greek and Roman architecture from the third century B.C. through the fifth century A.D. The first half of the book focuses on Greek architecture, tracing the development and uses of building materials throughout the Aegean region, as well as highlighting key innovations such as the replacement of wooden structures by those made of stone and the development of hoisting systems. The second half is devoted to the Romans, and shows how they not only expanded on the engineering experiments of the Greeks but also developed their own methods and materials. "Constructing the Ancient World" also features a wealth of illustrations of surviving structures, accompanied by concise explanations of the discovery, significance, and historical details, along with precise drawings clearly illustration the various techniques being discussed.

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    Constructing the Ancient World
    Architectural Techniques of the Greeks and Romans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carmelo G. Malacrino
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,066 g
    ISBN 13: 9781606060162
    ISBN 10: 1606060163

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.9T
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16860
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000, HIS002000, HIS002010, ARC005020
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    DC22: 690.0938
    LC classification: TH16 .M3513 2010
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    Thema V1.0: TBX, AMX, NHD, NHC, AMC, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    200 full-colour illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    31 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Carmelo G Malacrino is an architect specializing in ancient architecture at the Italian Archaeological School in Athens.
    Review quote
    "A masterly and generously illustrated summary of the architectural techniques of the Greeks and Romans."--"Anglo-Hellenic Review"