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Roman Architecture and Urbanism
From the Origins to Late Antiquity


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  • Date Published: September 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521470711


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  • Since antiquity, Roman architecture and planning have inspired architects and designers. In this volume, Diane Favro and Fikret Yegül offer a comprehensive history and analysis of the Roman built environment, emphasizing design and planning aspects of buildings and streetscapes. They explore the dynamic evolution and dissemination of architectural ideas, showing how local influences and technologies were incorporated across the vast Roman territory. They also consider how Roman construction and engineering expertise, as well as logistical proficiency, contributed to the making of bold and exceptional spaces and forms. Based on decades of first-hand examinations of ancient sites throughout the Roman world, from Britain to Syria, the authors give close accounts of many sites no longer extant or accessible. Written in a lively and accessible manner, Roman Architecture and Urbanism affirms the enduring attractions of Roman buildings and environments and their relevance to a global view of architecture. It will appeal to readers interested in the classical world and the history of architecture and urban design, as well as wide range of academic fields. With 835 illustrations including numerous new plans and drawings as well as digital renderings.

    • Proposes a comprehensive examination of Roman architecture from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
    • Provides updated information about classical sites including numerous new plans and images; comprehensive in its scope and wealth
    • Values Roman construction and considers how technology and engineering contributes to the making of bold and exceptional spaces and architecture
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    • Winner, 2020 PROSE Award for Excellence

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    • Date Published: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521470711
    • length: 912 pages
    • dimensions: 313 x 233 x 60 mm
    • weight: 4.13kg
    • contains: 828 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Urban design and architecture in Rome and Italy during the Republic and the early empire
    2. Temple architecture of Republican Rome and Italy
    3. Technology of building
    4. Julio-Claudian architecture in Rome
    5. Residential architecture
    6. Imperial architecture in Rome from the Flavians through the Antonines
    7. Architecture and planning in Italy and the western provinces: from the Republic to the empire
    8. Architecture and planning in North Africa
    9. Greece under Roman rule
    10. Architecture and planning in Asia Minor
    11. The Roman Near East
    12. The late empire in Rome and the provinces: from the Severans to Constantine.

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    Fikret Yegül, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Fikret Yegül is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Trained as an architect and architectural historian, he has extensive field experience in archaeology, notably as a long-term member of Harvard's Sardis Excavation. Yegül is completing a major publication on the Temple of Artemis. Among his other books is Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity (1996), which received the prestigious Alice Davies Hitchcock award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

    Diane Favro, University of California, Los Angeles
    Diane Favro is Professor Emerita, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles. Author of the influential book The Urban Image of Augustan Rome (1998), she has pioneered research applications of virtual reality digital reconstructions with Rome Reborn (1993), the Digital Roman Forum (2002), and Digital Karnak (2007). She was Director of the University of California, Los Angeles Experiential Technologies Center, President of the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery.


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