Lecture 4 - Rome I Ten Books of Architecture a Vitruvius...

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Rome I. Ten Books of Architecture a. Vitruvius – second rate architect b. Most important i. It has survived w/o illustrations into today c. 29 BCE d. All ideas of Roman architecture e. BUT i. Gives impression that its all based on Greek architecture 1. Not true: some overlap, but not inheriting it ii. Lived and died before huge developments in Roman architecture iii. Highly conservative II. Maison Carré a. Nime, France b. Square House c. 1 st century BCE d. Temple of Jupiter e. Links to Greek architecure i. In pediment and porch f. New things i. Lots of steps in front ii. Projection of stylobate iii. Walls on side w/ columns projecting from wall 1. More exclusivity a. Socially and visually 2. Clearly defined entrance 3. Columns in wall a. What is their role? i. Holding it up, decoration? b. Illusionism i. Perception that fails to give the true character of the object perceived ii. In painting as well c. KEY DEPARTURE FROM GREEK ARCH iv. Romans enjoyed illusionism; Greeks hated it v. Columns
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HAA 0040 taught by Professor Franktoker during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Lecture 4 - Rome I Ten Books of Architecture a Vitruvius...

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