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    DescriptionFocusing primarily on Rome and other cities of central Italy, James C. Anderson, jr., describes the training, career path, and social status of both architects and builders. He explains how the construction industry was organized-from marble and timber suppliers to bricklayers and carpenters. He examines the political, legal, and economic factors that determined what would be built, and where. And he shows how the various types of public and private Roman buildings relate to the urban space as a whole. Drawing on ancient literary sources as well as on contemporary scholarship, Roman Architecture and Society examines the origins of the architectural achievements, construction techniques, and discoveries that have had an incalculable influence on the postclassical Western world. This detailed and concise account will appeal not only to students and scholars of Roman history, but to all with an interest in ancient architecture and urban society.


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    Title
    Roman Architecture and Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James C. Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 476
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 694 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801869815
    ISBN 10: 0801869811
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMC
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 937
    BIC subject category V2: AMA
    DC22: 722.7
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, AMC, AMA
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    05 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    James C. Anderson, jr, is a professor of classics at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Roman Brick Stamps: The Thomas Ashby Collection, Historical Topography of the Imperial Fora, and numerous articles on Roman archaeology and architecture.
    Review quote
    Brings together a wealth of information important to the understanding of Roman architecture between the Republic and Constantine... Anderson's treatment is even-handed and noncommittal, a virtue for a book whose primary intention is to cover all the sources, including ancient texts, archaeological studies, and architectural histories... A timely and much-needed work of synthesis based on his extensive knowledge of the sources and using consistently sound judgement. American Historical Review Informative... Such a book, with its multitude of topics, is certain to interest a disparate audience, from art historians interested in colored marbles to gender historians interested in women in the Roman brick industry. Religious Studies Review