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    DescriptionFrank Sear traces the evolution of architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic, when Roman building came of age, to A.D. 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. More than 200 photographs, maps, and drawings illustrate a discussion ranging over the extent of the empire, from Italy and North Africa and to the European and eastern provinces.Sear elucidates the complex development of Roman architecture by studying in detail the one site he feels to be the most significant and representative of a given period or province and by placing each site in its historical and cultural context. Incorporating the latest archaeological findings, Sear treats much more than stylist innovations; he carefully considers the building methods and materials used by Roman architects and engineers, and he pays close attention to the conditions under which the buildings were erected. This updated edition of Roman Architecture includes a full bibliography.


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    Title
    Roman Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Sear
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801492457
    ISBN 10: 0801492459
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AM, AC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    DC22: 722.7
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05091514
    DC22: 722/.7
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 722.7
    LC classification: NA310, NA310.S44
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NA310 .S44 1983
    Thema V1.0: AM, AGA, NK
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    28 February 1983
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "Frank Sear has entered the arena. . . . Beginning with a brief chapter on Republican construction, he follows chronologically with chapters on Italian projects by Imperial patrons, from Augustus through Hadrian. . . . Post-Hadrianic buildings are first introduced in the provinces, then succinctly summarized in a final chapter on the Late Empire. Separate sections cover Roman building types; architects, building techniques, and materials; and de rigueur analysis of the best preserved Roman cities, Pompeii and Ostia. . . . His descriptions of Roman structures are succinct and informative, encompassing archaeological as well as architectural data. The engineering aspects are particularly well explained, from the workings of a Roman bath to the erection of a lighthouse, and the explanations are supported by clear, well delineated drawings." Design Book Review"