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- DescriptionThe Pantheon is one of the most important architectural monuments of all time. Thought to have been built by Emperor Hadrian in approximately AD 125 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.
- Author BiographyTod A. Marder is Professor of Art History at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. He has lectured and published widely on the Pantheon, the art and architecture of Bernini, and many related topics. His work has earned fellowship support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society, among others. He is the author of Bernini and the Art of Architecture, which received the thirty-fifth Daria Borghese Prize for best book on a Roman topic by a non-Italian author. Mark Wilson Jones is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Bath. His research concentrates on ancient architecture and its design, along with the ramifications for developments since the Renaissance. He is the author of Principles of Roman Architecture, the first book to be awarded both the Banister Fletcher Prize and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Prize.
- PrizesWinner of PROSE Awards: Classics & Ancient History 2016.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication17/06/2015
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note174 b/w illus. 18 colour illus.
- Weight1200 g
- Width177 mm
- Height253 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byMark Wilson Jones,Tod A. Marder
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