From Antiquity to the Present
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The Pantheon is one of the most important architectural monuments of all time. Thought to have been built by Emperor Hadrian in approximately 125 AD on the site of an earlier, Agrippan-era monument, it brilliantly displays the spatial pyrotechnics emblematic of Roman architecture and engineering. The Pantheon gives an up-to-date account of recent research on the best preserved building in the corpus of ancient Roman architecture from the time of its construction to the twenty-first century. Each chapter addresses a specific fundamental issue or period pertaining to the building; together, the essays in this volume shed light on all aspects of the Pantheon's creation, and establish the importance of the history of the building to an understanding of its ancient fabric and heritage, its present state, and its special role in the survival and evolution of ancient architecture in modern Rome.Read more
- The most up to date study of the Pantheon, this volume includes recent archaeological findings about the history and development of the building
- Provides comprehensive history of the building, from its construction to its continued influence on architecture and our imagination
- Essays assume little prior knowledge of architecture, yet provide enough new material to engage the scholar
- Winner, 2016 PROSE Award for Classics
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"The contributors provide a valuable synthesis of recent research on the Pantheon, the paradigm of Roman architectural and engineering prowess. They also identify new and productive directions for subsequent research on the ancient edifice and on its extended legacy."
John Pinto, Princeton University, New JerseySee more reviews
"For two thousand years, the Pantheon has stood watch in the center of Rome, a marvel of engineering and an unfailingly mysterious symbol. Both the marvel and the mystery shine forth from this definitive book, with its impeccable scholarship, new ideas, and long international perspective."
Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
"Focused on the Pantheon, arguably the most iconic building of western architecture, this magisterial volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars who tell a gripping story. New answers to unsolved questions of who built it and why, how, and when succeed each other and connect to lively accounts of the fascination it held for countless generations from the early Middle Ages to modern times."
Alina Payne, Harvard University, Massachusetts
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- Date Published: May 2015
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316121054
- contains: 174 b/w illus. 18 colour illus.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction Tod A. Marder and Mark Wilson Jones
2. Agrippa's Pantheon and its origin Eugenio La Rocca
3. Dating the Pantheon Lise M. Hetland
4. The conception and construction of drum and dome Giangiacomo Martines
5. Sources and parallels for the design and construction of the Pantheon Gene Waddell
6. The Pantheon builders: estimating manpower for construction Janet DeLaine
7. Building on adversity: the Pantheon and problems with its construction Mark Wilson Jones
8. The Pantheon in the middle ages Erik Thunø
9. Impressions of the Pantheon in the Renaissance Arnold Nesselrath
10. The Pantheon in the seventeenth century Tod A. Marder
11. Neo-classical remodelling and reconception 1700–1820 Susanna Pasquali
12. A nineteenth-century monument for the state Robin B. Williams
13. The Pantheon in the modern age Richard Etlin.
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