Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context by Lynne C. LancasterConcrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context by Lynne C. Lancaster

Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context

byLynne C. Lancaster

Paperback | March 9, 2009

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Examining the methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome, Lynne Lancaster focuses on structurally innovative vaulting and the factors that influenced its advancement, as well as a range of related practices and various techniques of buttressing. Providing the geological background of the local building stones, Lancaster applies mineralogical analysis to suggest trading patterns and land use. She also examines construction techniques in relation to the social, economic, and political contexts of Rome.
Title:Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 10.98 × 8.46 × 0.71 inPublished:March 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521744369

ISBN - 13:9780521744362

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Centering and formwork; 3. Ingredients: mortar and caementa; 4. Amphoras in vaults; 5. Vaulting ribs; 6. Metal clamps and tie bars; 7. Vault behavior and buttressing; 8. Structural analysis: history and case studies; 9. Innovations in context.

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"This is one of the most important-and most readable-books on Roman Imperial construction, and by extension on Roman architecture, to have appeared in a long time. It should become a standard reference work in its field and be used and appreciated for decades[...]it is an essential and very welcome volume."
-James C. Anderson, Jr., The University of Georgia, American Journal of Archaeology