A Metrological Study of the Early Roman Basilicas by Christopher Vaughan Walthew, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
A Metrological Study of the Early Roman Basilicas

A Metrological Study of the Early Roman Basilicas

by Christopher Vaughan Walthew
     
 

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A specialist in classical Roman architecture, Walthew investigates the metrological basis of the plans of Roman basilicas built in Italy and the western Roman empire during the three centuries bracketing the change of the era. Revised from his 1970 dissertation for Cambridge University, the highly technical work concludes that the interaxial measurements between the nave columns were fundamental to their design, whether they were predetermined or worked out in relation to the overall dimensions of the particular ground plan. He identifies four basic principles relating the size and placement of the nave and other elements to dimensions of the whole structure or parts of it. The text is double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780773472303
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Mellen Studies in Architecture
Pages:
364

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