The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments Epub

The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments Epub



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  1. Darin Darin says:

    Amazingly detailed examination of the construction and meaning of Trajan s Forum.


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The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments [Read] ➲ The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments By James E. Packer – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Last, largest, and most splendid of the early imperial forums, the Forum of Trajan AD was the acknowledged showplace of ancient Rome Ammianus Marcellinus called the Forum a construction unique under Last, largest, and most splendid of the early of Trajan Epub Ý imperial forums, the Forum of Trajan ADwas the acknowledged showplace of ancient Rome Ammianus Marcellinus called the Forum a construction unique under the heavens, as we believe, and admirable even in the unanimous opinion of the gods Yet, despite its formidable ancient reputation, the Forum of Trajan has only once in the present century been the subject of a close study This three volume publication, the result of twenty five years of labor, is the first comprehensive study ever undertaken It includes a history The Forum ePUB ↠ of the site, an examination of all previous scholarship, a modern reconstruction of it in beautiful architectural renderings, andThe Forum suffered a harsh fate Its buildings probably collapsed during the earthquake of ADfrom the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the site was quarried for its marble In recent times, none of the modern archaeological excavations, from the first French investigations of through the great campaign mounted by the Fascist Government of Italy in, has ever been properly published Today some of the monuments among them the three triumphal arches through which visitors entered Forum of Trajan MOBI ò the Forum and the West Colonnade and Hemicycle are still buried than sixteen feet below the level of modern streets Others are now completely clearedAfter describing the Forum as a whole its construction, history, use in antiquity, destruction, and excavations Packer focuses on the buildings, the essential architectural texts for all further study He discusses the largest building in the Forum, the law court known in antiquity as the Basilica Ulpia Illustrations document the most important architectural elements and the present state of the site Restored plans, sections, and elevations in both color and black and white depict Packer s reconstructions as well as those of previous scholars Four exterior and interior views of the principal buildings, restored in color, provide lively visual impressions of the spatial effects and detailing For scholarly consultation, a catalogue raisonn of the major surviving fragments, twelve appendices that discuss technical problems involved in the reconstructions, and microfiche withillustrations are includedVolume I featuresillustrations, including significant general photographs of the site, historical photographs of the excavations of, new photographs of architectural fragments, and eleven full color reconstructions of the excavated buildings Volume II contains most of the remainder of theillustrations, among them new photographs of the site and reproductions of drawings made by scholars and architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries A folder attached to the back cover houses the microfiche The Portfolio volume holds thirty five drawings, twenty four in black and white that include a plan made after the excavations of and a new site map prepared in, and eleven three color technical reconstructions of the excavated buildingsODUCTION Meticulous care has been taken with the design and production of these volumes, only , sets of which will be made The text of this book is printed onpound sheets of Mohawk Superfine specially milled for this project This paper is not only acid free, but also alum and rosin free, with a pH level aboveand an alkaline buffer that will neutralize any acidity that might develop in handling or storage Accelerated aging tests indicate permanence in excess ofyears The Portfolio illustrations are printed onpound St Lawrence Matte, also an acid free sheet The binding features Iris, apercent solvent free rayon cloth made from natural fibers, with a neutral pH It is applied over binder s board of thickness with a neutral pH The title page display type is taken from the letterpress proofs of Jan van Krimpen s Romulus, designed for the Monotype Company inThe main text of Volumes I and II is set in Granjon Chapter initials are from an alphabet designed by Gianfrancesco Cresci infor Il perfetto scrittore and based on the lettering from the Column of Trajan The interior of the Portfolio box is constructed of binder s board of thickness with a neutral pH, covered with French Paper Company Parchtone material, the same paper as that used for the endpapers of Volumes I and II.