19 set 2013

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Architecture of Roman Empire: what does it means Beautiful

roman empire architecture
Pantheon: a funny photoshopped
version of one of most famous
and important
Roman Architecture
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What does it mean beautiful? The ancient Romans teach us.

"Beautiful", means having the graceful forms, replicating those of nature.
The humans bodies, animals, plants.
The Greeks first, and then the Romans, built the magnificent works.
The architecture of the ancient Romans, and the architecture of the Roman Empire, have always been the point of benchmark of designers from around the world.
In the western world we can see buildings inspired by classical Roman art.
Here's a video of a professor of Yale University, with subtitles in all languages ​​of the world, which explains the principles of the Roman architecture ...

Public architecture of Roman Empire
  1. Amphitheatre
  2. Basilica
  3. Circus (building)
  4. Forum (Roman)
  5. Insulae
  6. Temple (Roman)
  7. Roman theatre
  8. Thermae
  9. Triumphal arch
  10. Public buildings
List of more important Roman amphitheatres:
  1. Baths of Trajan
  2. Baths of Diocletian
  3. Baths of Caracalla
  4. Colosseum
  5. Trajan's Column, in Rome
  6. Circus Maximus, in Rome
  7. Curia Hostilia (Senate House), in Rome
  8. Domus Aurea (former building)
  9. Roman Forum
  10. Pantheon
  11. Tower of Hercules
  12. Tropaeum Traiani
  13. Hadrian's Villa
  14. Private architecture
Roman gardens:
  1. Alyscamps, a necropolis in Arles, France
  2. Domus
  3. Catacombs of Rome
  4. Roman villa
  5. Civil engineering
Roman engineering:
  1. Roman aqueduct
  2. Roman bridge
  3. Roman lighthouse
  4. Roman road
  5. Roman watermill
Roman military engineering:
  1. Antonine Wall, in Scotland
  2. Hadrian's Wall
  3. Limes Germanicus
Roman architectural elements:
  1. Hypocaust
  2. Mosaics
  3. Roman brick
  4. Roman roofs
  5. Roman spiral stairs

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