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Author Ball, Larry F., 1956-

Title The Domus Aurea and the Roman architectural revolution / Larry F. Ball
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 311 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. An introduction to the esquiline wing of Nero's Domus Aurea -- 2. Distantly pre-Neronian phases -- 3. The pentagonal court -- 4. The west block in Neronian phases 1 and 2 -- 5. The east block in Neronian phase 2 -- 6. Synthesis: three interpretive essays
Summary Nero's palace, the Domus Aurea (Golden House), is the most influential known building in the history of Roman architecture. It has been incompletely studied and poorly understood ever since its most important sections were excavated in the 1930s. In this book, Larry Ball provides systematic investigation of the Domus Aurea, including a comprehensive analysis of the masonry, the design, and the abundant ancient literary evidence. Highlighting the revolutionary innovations of the Domus Aurea, Ball also outlines their wide-ranging implications for the later development of Roman concrete architecture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307) and index
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Subject Domus Aurea Neronis (Rome, Italy)
Architecture, Roman.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511666551 (ebook)
051183778X (e-book)
110732159X (electronic bk.)
9780511666551 (ebook)
9780511837784 (e-book)
9781107321595 (electronic bk.)