Roman Building by Jean-Pierre Adam
Materials and Techniques

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With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops. Placing emphasis on the technical aspects of the subject, the author follows the process of building through each stage -- from quarry to standing wall, from tree to roof timbers -- and describes how these materials were obtained or manufactured. The author also discusses interior decoration and looks at the practical aspects of water supply, heating and roads.
 

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Published November 1, 2005 by Routledge. 368 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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