A Companion to Roman Architecture (Blackwell Companions to by Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen

By Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen

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A spouse to Roman Architecture provides a accomplished evaluation of the serious matters and techniques that experience reworked scholarly knowing in fresh many years in a single easy-to-reference volume.

• deals a cross-disciplinary method of Roman structure, spanning know-how, historical past, artwork, politics, and archaeology;
• Brings jointly contributions via major students in architectural history;
• a vital consultant to fresh scholarship, overlaying new archaeological discoveries, lesser recognized structures, new applied sciences and area and construction;
• comprises vast, up to date bibliography and word list of key Roman architectural terms.

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BOOKS RECOMMENDED: As before, Reber. Also, Babelon, Manual of Oriental Antiquities. Botta and Flandin, Monuments de Ninive. Layard, Discoveries in Nineveh; Nineveh and its Remains. Loftus, Travels and Researches in Chaldæa and Susiana. Perrot and Chipiez, History of Art in Chaldæa and Assyria. Peters, Nippur. Place, Ninive et l’Assyrie. SITUATION; HISTORIC PERIODS. The Tigro-Euphrates valley was the seat of a civilization nearly or quite as old as that of the Nile, though inferior in its monumental art.

Com CHAPTER VII. GREEK ARCHITECTURE—Continued. BOOKS RECOMMENDED: Same as for Chapter VI. Also, Bacon and Clarke, Investigations at Assos. Espouy, Fragments d’architecture antique. Harrison and Verrall, Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens. Hitorff et Zanth, Recueil des Monuments de Ségeste et Sélinonte. Magne, Le Parthénon. Koldewey and Puchstein, Die griechischen Tempel in Unteritalien und Sicilien. Waldstein, The Argive Heræum. HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT. C. , or to the revival of prosperity after the Persian wars.

Light was introduced most probably through windows immediately under the roof and divided by small columns forming mullions, as suggested by certain relief pictures. No other system seems consistent with the windowless walls of the ruins. It is possible that many rooms depended wholly on artificial light or on the scant rays coming through open doors. To this day, in the hot season the population of Mosul takes refuge from the torrid heats of summer in windowless basements lighted only by lamps.

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