Roman Building: Materials and Techniques / Edition 1

Roman Building: Materials and Techniques / Edition 1

by Jean-Pierre Adam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415208661

ISBN-13: 9780415208666

Pub. Date: 12/02/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in French in 1989, this book provides a systematic, illustrated study of Roman building materials and the various types of building technique, in brick, stone, and marble. Adam uses Pompeii as a principal source for his research, but he also turns to the many Roman buildings and monuments around Europe and the Mediterraneaqn to illustrate this…  See more details below

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First published in French in 1989, this book provides a systematic, illustrated study of Roman building materials and the various types of building technique, in brick, stone, and marble. Adam uses Pompeii as a principal source for his research, but he also turns to the many Roman buildings and monuments around Europe and the Mediterraneaqn to illustrate this all-encompassing study. First looking at Roman surveying techniques, Adam then proceeds to discuss construction using large stone blocks; structures of mixed construction; masonry buildings; arches and vaults; carpentry; wall covering; floors; civil engineering; domestic and commercial architecture. 'This superb monograph, with its excellent photographs and diagrams... is by far the best account of the subject available' - British Archaeological News .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415208666
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,287,092
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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