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Lecture 1 -  Introduction to Roman Architecture

Lecture 1 - Introduction to Roman Architecture

This video was recorded at HSAR 252 - Roman Architecture. Professor Kleiner introduces the wide variety of Roman buildings covered in the course and links them with the theme of Roman urbanism. The lecture ranges from early Roman stone construction to such masterpieces of Roman concrete architecture as the Colosseum and Pantheon. Traveling from Rome and Pompeii across the vast Roman Empire, Professor Kleiner stops in such locales as North Africa and Jordan to explore the plans of cities and their individual edifices: temples, basilicas, theaters, amphitheaters, bath complexes, and tombs. The lecture culminates with reference to the impact of Roman architecture on post-antique architectural design and building practice. Reading assignment: None assigned Credits: The lectures in HSAR 252 are... Show More

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