The Roman Empire: From the Etruscans to the Decline of the Roman Empire

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Taschen, 2002 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Covers all the major Roman amphitheatres and arenas, temples and baths, aqueducts and fortresses, but also Pompeii and Hardpan's Villa at Tivoli Monumental in scale and technically highly developed, the architecture that produced the forums, baths, and aqueducts of the Roman Empire still dazzles us today. This volume deals with Roman architecture in Italy, France, Spain, the Rhineland and North Africa. Starting with Villanova and Etruscan culture, it includes the major buildings of the late Roman Republic and principally those of the Empire. Pompeii, the Golden House of Nero, Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, and the Diokletian baths among many more, are considered. This volume describes an architectural history that interprets the entire Roman culture rather than merely describing its buildings, offering a new and exciting contribution to the history of Roman Architecture.

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User Review  - Michael Heath-Caldwell - Goodreads

Good, comprehensive and well illustrated book on old Roman architecture and art. Read full review

Review: The Roman Empire: From the Etruscans to the Decline of the Roman Empire

User Review  - Brenna - Goodreads

This series has incredible photographs and is a great price. Really great books, but they are out of print now so you'll have to look around to find them. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Henri Stierlin is a renowned architectural historian and author with a special interest in Islamic culture. His many previous books include" Islamic Art and Architecture "(978-0-500-51100-8).

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