Roman Art - Roman Art Architecture The Roman architecture...

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Roman Art & Architecture The Roman architecture is utilitarian, practical, because the Romans are pragmatic in spirit. Most of the Roman buildings are for civil use, not religious. Romans invented materials and construction techniques that allow them to build multi- story buildings – concrete, brick and the arch. Ceramic is the most durable material in the world. Indoor plumbing, hypocaust heating. Roman engineers no longer depend on the landscape, they can alter it to their needs. Aqueducts – using arcades to deliver water to cities from mountain sources. Bridges – permanent crossings of rivers. Roads – for army use and trade. Amphitheaters – for mass entertainment, not culture or arts. They have 2 parts – Theatron for spectators and Arena for performance. No religious significance. Baths – community centers with attached library, gym, swimming pool, spa and conference rooms The Forum – center of public life and trade. The largest is the Forum of Trajan.
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