Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The architects of ancient Rome developed a vibrant and enduring tradition, inspiring those who followed in their profession even to the present day. This original book is the first to explore their approach to design. Mark Wilson Jones draws on both new archaeological discoveries and his own analyzes of the monuments to reveal how Roman architects went about the creative process.
Wilson Jones begins by outlining the state of knowledge regarding Roman architects, Vitruvius in particular, as well as the dynamics of design as illuminated by surviving architectural drawings and models. Then, in a series of thematic chapters dedicated to the plan, the elevation, and the principal distributive element of Roman buildings, the Corinthian column, he focuses on underlying patterns of design that transcend function and typology. The success of Roman architecture is shown to rest on a robust yet subtle synthesis of theory, beauty, content, and practicality. At the same time, it maintains a vital equilibrium between the apparently conflicting goals of rule and variety. The next part of the book focuses on two singularly enigmatic monuments, Trajan?s Column and the Pantheon, to illustrate how architects might bend principles to circumstance. The author resolves long-standing controversies over their conception, showing how both structures came to be modified after work on the site had begun. Even the Romans? mighty building machine had to come to terms with the gap between ideals and the physical realities of construction.
Inhaltsangabe: Examples of Roman architecture survive today in large numbers across a wide geographical area and the combination of practicality and beauty continues to impress today's architects, designers and historians. Instead of examining individual building types, this fascinating guide looks at the principles behind Roman architectural design, considering buildings and monuments thematically. Well-illustrated chapters examine the mathematical and geometric ground rules of the buildings as well as the use of columns before finally examining two case studies, Trajan's Column and the Pantheon, where Roman architects and builders took design and construction to new levels. Illustrated throughout with photographs, many in colour, and elevations and plans which reconstruct exteriors, interiors and architectural principles.
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