By Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen
A better half to Roman Architecture provides a accomplished assessment of the severe matters and techniques that experience reworked scholarly knowing in fresh a long time in a single easy-to-reference volume.
• bargains a cross-disciplinary method of Roman structure, spanning expertise, heritage, artwork, politics, and archaeology;
• Brings jointly contributions by way of major students in architectural history;
• a necessary advisor to contemporary scholarship, protecting new archaeological discoveries, lesser recognized structures, new applied sciences and area and construction;
• contains vast, up to date bibliography and thesaurus of key Roman architectural terms.
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