Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Paperback Pelican History of Art

By (author) Axel Boethius

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 206mm x 16mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 25 November 1992
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300052901
  • ISBN 13: 9780300052909
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 186 illustrations, notees, select glossary, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 243,155

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This account begins in 1400 BC with the primitive villages of the Italic tribes. The scene was transformed by the arrival of the Greeks and Etruscans who had Rome and Central Italy under their cultural spell by 600 BC.

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Axel Boethius's account begins about 1400 B.C. with the primitive villages of the Italic tribes. The scene was transformed by the arrival of the Greeks and by the Etruscans who by about 600 had Rome and Central Italy under their cultural spell.

Table of contents

The Stone and Bronze Ages; the early Iron Age; Etruscan architecture - techniques and materials, temples - the early temples, types of plan and superstructure, plans, podia, the orders, pediments and roofs, ornament, liturgical disposition; town planning, domestic architecture, roads and bridges, tombs and cemeteries; Etruscan Rome; Rome during the struggle for supremacy in Italy (386-about 200 B.C.); Hellenized Rome "Consuetudo Italica" - techniques and materials in public buildings, techniques and materials in domestic architecture, fora, basilicas, temples - ornament, types of plan and superstructure, town planning, domestic architecture, villas, baths, theatres, and other public buildings - baths and plaestrae, circuses, theatres, utilitarian architecture, tombs and cemeteries.