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Building the Classical World

Bauforschung as a Contemporary Approach

Dumser, Elisha Ann

Building the Classical World

Building the Classical World

Bauforschung as a Contemporary Approach

Building the Classical World

 

This volume presents 13 case studies that examine structures from the ancient Greek and Roman world using the methodology known as 'Bauforschung.' This inductive method uses closely documented structural aspects to answer questions related to construction processes, design theory, building traditions, and historical contexts.


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Beschrijving Building the Classical World

This multiauthor volume presents thirteen case studies that showcase the scientific, analytical, and often archaeological study of historic buildings that is known in German as Bauforschung. Written by established and emerging experts in this field, the chapters focus on the architecture of the Classical world and cover a wide variety of topics, such as construction processes, design principles, building traditions, and historical contexts. Despite this
diversity, there is a common thread, since all contributors perceive architecture not as piles of dead matter, or as mere bearers of decoration and sculpture, but as dynamic organisms—bodies full of inner tension to defy gravity. Thus, they pursue the common goal to situate architecture in its historical
contexts by documenting, reconstructing, and visualizing the structures as well as their spatial settings, technical underpinnings, and ideological symbolism.

Throughout this volume, ancient buildings are considered historic documents in their own right, reflecting both the efforts of their designers and builders, as well as the aspirations of their patrons and communities. The collection represents a wide cross-section of approaches brought to bear on ancient Greek and Roman architecture and, thus, serves as an English-language introduction to the technical and historical questions, and the methodologies inherent in
Bauforschung.


ISBN
9780190690526
Pagina's
352
Verschijnt
NUR
648
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

Bouwkunst, architectuur