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Arch and Society - Exam 2 - Essay Question

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Sean Vanderwall Professor A.M. Nequette Trad 103 – Lecture 1 October 2, 2006 Exam 2: Essay Question In Roman architecture, there are four types of living quarters: the insula, the house, the villa, and the palace. During the Imperial period, these four structures represented the hierarchical aspect of Roman culture. Through a building’s functional and expressionistic qualities, use of different materials, and distinctive building layouts, one can see that same facet of Roman hierarchical society. The building which represents the greatness of the hierarchical society is known as the palace. The palace was a building that was built for the emperor to live, and there were no areas which could be rented to the public. The use of materials such as concrete, stone, and marble created a very lavish area for the emperor and hi servants. Mosaics were incorporated into the architecture, alone with colonnaded streets constructed from marble. The layout of the palace was extremely spacious and grand. It incorporated not
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