Roman Architecture and Society / Edition 1

Roman Architecture and Society / Edition 1

by James C. Anderson jr, Jr. Anderson
     
 

Focusing 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

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Focusing 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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801869815
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Ancient Society and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
IHow the Romans Organized Building1
1The Roman Architects3
2The Organization of Building in Ancient Rome68
3Supplying the Roman Building Industry Manpower and Materials119
IIHow the Romans Organized Space181
4Planning and Layout of Cities and Towns in Roman Italy183
5Architecture, Space, and Society in the Roman World: Public Architecture and Shared Space241
6Architecture, Space, and Society in the Roman World: Quotidian Architecture and Individual Space288
Notes337
Bibliography403
Index433

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