Principles of Roman Architecture

Principles of Roman Architecture

by Mark Wilson Jones, Jon Van Zyle, Mark Wilson Jones
     
 
In this original book Mark Wilson Jones explores for the first time how the architects of ancient Rome approached design. Drawing on new archaeological discoveries and his own analyses of Roman monuments, the author discusses how the ancient architects dealt with the principles of architecture and the practicalities of construction as they engaged in the creative

Overview

In this original book Mark Wilson Jones explores for the first time how the architects of ancient Rome approached design. Drawing on new archaeological discoveries and his own analyses of Roman monuments, the author discusses how the ancient architects dealt with the principles of architecture and the practicalities of construction as they engaged in the creative process."A careful, sensible, and delightful consideration of all aspects of building in ancient Rome that will provide new insights for young and old scholars alike."-Carol Richardson, Art Book; "Wilson Jones's excellent work combines the knowledge of a practicing architect with that of an architectural historian."-Choice; "This is an important work which throws new light on a number of aspects of Roman construction. It is well illustrated by the author's own drawings, by reproductions from classical works on the subject, and by excellent colour photographs."-Architectural Science Review

Author Biography: Mark Wilson Jones is an architect in private practice and an architectural historian.

Winner of the 2002 Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion, Winner of the 2001 Sir Banister Fletcher Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300081381
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2001
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)

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