Roman Imperial Architecture

Roman Imperial Architecture

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This history of Roman Imperial architecture looks at the interaction of two dominant themes - in Rome itself the emergence of a new architecture based on the use of Roman concrete, and in the provinces the development of interrelated but distinctive Romano-provincial schools.

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  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 28mm | 798.32g
  • Yale University Press
  • New Haven, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 316 illustrations, maps, notes, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0300052928
  • 9780300052923
  • 225,598

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The history of Roman Imperial architecture is one of the interaction of two dominant themes-in Rome itself the emergence of a new architecture based on the use of a revolutionary new material, Roman concrete, and in the provinces the development of interrelated but distinctive Romano-provincial schools.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Architecture in Rome and Italy from Augustus to the mid 3rd century: Augustan Rome; architecture in Rome under the Julio-Claudian emperors (AD 14-68) - Tiberius (AD 14-37), Caligula (AD 37-41), Claudius (AD 41-54), Nero (AD 54-68); archiecture in Rome from Vespasian to Trajan (AD 69-117) - Vespasian (AD 69-79), Titus (AD 79-81), Domitian (AD 81-96), Nerva and Trajan (AD 96-117); materials and methods - the Roman architectural revolution; architecture in Rome from Hadrian to Alexander Severus (AD 117-235) - Hadrian (AD 117-38), Antoninus Pius to Commodus (AD 138-93), the Severan emperors (AD 193-235), private funerary architecture in the 2nd century; Ostia - the early imperial city, Ostia in the 2nd and 3rd centuries; Italy under the early empire - Campania, Northern Italy; domestic architecture in town and country - the towns, suburbs and countryside, the late Roman town houses of Ostia. Part 2 The architecture of the Roman provinces: Gaul and the European provinces - the Iberian peninsula, Gaul, Britain and the Germanies, central and south-eastern Europe; Greece - Corinth, Athens, other Roman sites; Asia Minor - building materials and techniques, the central plateau, the western coastlands, Pamphylia and Cilicia, the contribution of Asia Minor to the architecture of the empire; the architecture of the Roman east - Judaea - the buildings of Herod the Great, Baalbek and the Lebannon, north-west Syria, Damascus, southern Syria - Petra and the Decapolis, the Hauran, the Mesopotamian frontier lands - Dura-Europos and Hatra, Palmyra; the North African provinces - Egypt, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco. Part 3 Late pagan archiecture in Rome and in the provinces: architecture in Rome from Maximin to Constantine (AD 235-337); the architecture of the tetrarchy in the provinces - Trier, Thessalonike (Salonica), Spalato (Split), Piazza Armerina, north Italy, Constantinople.

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