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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
by David Macaulay
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Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.... (read more)

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Greek & Roman Architecture 2ND Edition
Greek & Roman Architecture 2ND Edition
by Donald St Robertson
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This book provides a brief, clear account of the main developments in the history of the Greek, Etruscan and Roman architecture, from the earliest times to the foundation of Constantinople. It contains 135 drawings and 24 plates. Professor Robertson has... (read more)

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The Past from Above
The Past from Above
by Georg Gerster
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Now available in paperback, The Past From Above presents stunning aerial photographs of 250 of the world's foremost archaeological sites. The photographer, Georg Gerster, has been shooting ancient sites from the air for more than fifty years. In this... (read more)

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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
by David Macaulay
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Roman Builders: A Study in Architectural Process
Roman Builders: A Study in Architectural Process
by Rabun Taylor
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How were the architectural ideas behind great Roman building projects carried out in practice? Each major phase of the building process is considered in the building histories of the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, and the great temples... (read more)

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Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mary Ellen Miller
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From temple to tomb, she explains how and why the Maya made their greatest works. New archaeological discoveries at Copan, Tikal, and Palenque--to name but a few--are included, and the author draws on recent decipherments in Maya writing to provide fresh... (read more)

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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built
The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built
by Chris Scarre
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Expanding upon the theme of the traditional Seven Wonders, this authoritative and profusely illustrated compendium celebrates the achievements of those ancient builders who created huge and impressive structures without the benefit of modern technology... (read more)

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The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis II: The Classical Building (Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis)
The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis II: The Classical Building (Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis)
by William Bell Dinsmoor
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This publication presents the results of research conducted on the Propylaia of the Athenian Akropolis by William Bell Dinsmoor, who began his study in 1908, and William Bell Dinsmoor Jr., who took up the project in 1962. Part I comprises William... (read more)

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Socrates' Ancestor: An Essay on Architectural Beginnings
Socrates' Ancestor: An Essay on Architectural Beginnings
by Indra Kagis Mcewen
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"Socrates' Ancestor" is an exploration as remarkable for its clarity as for its avoidance of reductionism. Drawing as much on the power of myth and metaphor as on philosophical, philological, and historical considerations, McEwen first reaches backward... (read more)

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Ancient Greek Architects at Work: Problems of Structure and Design
Ancient Greek Architects at Work: Problems of Structure and Design
by J J Coulton
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A study of the problems of structure and design, this book relates the architect to the society in which he worked; it shows him as a designer, structural engineer and director of works; it identifies the problems that architects encountered and suggests... (read more)

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Ten Books on Architecture (60 Edition)
Ten Books on Architecture (60 Edition)
by Vitruvius
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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as... (read more)

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Egyptian Temples
Egyptian Temples
by Margaret A Murray
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Survey of the architectural styles and histories of Egyptian temples built thousands of years ago. Over 120 photographs and diagrams depict exteriors, interiors of many sacred structures, including the ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, and the... (read more)

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Parthenon
Parthenon
by Panayo Tournikiotis
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Few if any would dispute the Parthenon's position as the most important monument in Western civilization. In its art and architecture, it is the ultimate expression of the golden age of Pericles, when democracy was born. But few also realize that the... (read more)

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Sites of Antiquity: From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome: 50 Sites That Explain the Classical World (Blue Guides)
Sites of Antiquity: From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome: 50 Sites That Explain the Classical World (Blue Guides)
by Charles Freeman
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Armchair travelers and history buffs alike will thrill to the beautiful illustrations, floor plans, and maps that complement Sites of Antiquity as it traces the evolution of the Classical world through fifty of its greatest sites. From the Egypt of the... (read more)

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Ancient Monuments Revealed
Ancient Monuments Revealed
by Ian Westwell
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The second in a series that uses computer technology to literally "lift the lid" from the work of famous architects, this book looks at some of the greatest buildings of the distant past; the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids at Giza; the Coliseum in Rome; the... (read more)

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Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order
Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order
by Alexander Tzonis
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This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures. It researches the generative rules, the poetics of composition that classical architecture... (read more)

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Description of Egypt
Description of Egypt
by Gilles Neret
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Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt in 1798 was a mad dream, a fiasco, but it gave rise to a new science: Egyptology. The 3000 illustrations brought back from the expedition were published by order of the Emperor. They constitute invaluable testimony and... (read more)

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Architecture of the Roman Empire #2: Architecture of the Roman Empire: An Urban Appraisal
Architecture of the Roman Empire #2: Architecture of the Roman Empire: An Urban Appraisal
by William Macdonald
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The author of a classic work on the architecture of imperial Rome here broadens his focus to present an original study of urban architecture in Roman market towns, port cities, veterans' colonies, and major metropolitan centers throughout the empire... (read more)

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Rome
Rome
by Marco Bussagli
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The monumental splendor that is Rome is captured in this magnificently produced volume, chronicling in order the legacy of artists from all eras, from archaic Etruscan relics to the treasures of The Vatican Museum.... (read more)

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Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis
Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis
by Robin Franci Rhodes
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Architecture and Meaning on the Athenian Acropolis focuses on the architectural complex that is generally considered to be one of the outstanding achievements of Western civilization. Though the buildings and sculpture of the Acropolis, erected over the... (read more)

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