Roman Building : Materials and Techniques

Roman Building : Materials and Techniques

Book Title: Roman Building : Materials and Techniques

Author: Garold (Gary) D. Oberlender

Format: Book | 361 pages

Publication Date: 14 May 2014

ISBN-13: 9780203984369

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.