Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World

ISBN-10: 0801859042
ISBN-13: 9780801859045
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Description: In Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World, Alexander G. McKay examines simple houses, mansions, estates, and palatial buildings, and he pays particular attention to accounts of ancient writers that deal with such topics as house design,  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World, Alexander G. McKay examines simple houses, mansions, estates, and palatial buildings, and he pays particular attention to accounts of ancient writers that deal with such topics as house design, interiors, furnishings, and gardens. Describing innovative high-rise apartments, her compact civic squares, large public buildings, temples, shopping centers, and commercial areas, he shows that Roman civilization was astonishingly similar to our own. He also discusses the conditions of life in the Roman provinces, where recent discoveries have shed fresh light on private and communal living. McKay has enhanced the text by the inclusion of over 150 illustrations of plans, sites, and reconstructions.

Foreword
The Etruscan Background
Italian Town Houses: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Cosa
Rome and Ostia: Domus and Palatium
Italian Multiple Dwellings
Italian Villas: Rural, Suburban and Maritime
Roman Interior Furnishing and Decoration
European Provinces and Britain
Eastern Provinces and North Africa
Notes
Bibliography
Architectural Glossary
List of Illustrations
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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