Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context9780521842020, 0521842026

Author : Lynne C. Lancaster
Description:Examining the methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome, Lynne Lancaster focuses on structurally innovative vaulting and the factors that influenced its advancement, as well as a range of related practices and various techniques of buttressing. Providing the geological background of the local building stones, Lancaster applies mineralogical analysis to suggest trading patterns and land use. She also examines construction techniques in relation to the social, economic, and political contexts of Rome.
Categories: Art Design: Architecture
Year :2005
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 306
File Info : pdf 19 Mb