Storia Dell'Architettura Italiana
Architettura Romana Le Citta in Italia
By Henner von Hesberh & Paul Zanker
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
441 pages, Illustrated
The volume continues the studies collected in the previous publication edited by renowned German archaeologists Paul Zanker and Henner von Hesberg dedicated to the great monuments of Roman architecture. The new title documents development, history and transformation of the ancient Roman cities in Italy. The city of Rome and its colonies founded differ considerably. From the seventh century. BC a long process had led to the growth of Rome, which later became the capital of an empire that stretched across the Mediterranean. Remains of archaic structures remained side by side with planned streets with multi-storey houses, ancient temples restored several times to plant Templar magnificent Hellenistic and Roman Forum. The colonial city founded by Rome were on a totally different aspect. Often found along or on important roads that led directly to the main temple, the Capitol and the Forum. A road system orthogonal structured the entire urban area. Beginning in the late first century. BC, these cities grew beyond the original plan to provide sufficient space to accommodate excellent buildings such as theaters, amphitheatres, new residential areas and, not least, the spa buildings.
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