In Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World, Alexander G. McKay examines simple houses, mansions, estates, and palatial buildings, and he pays particular attention to accounts of ancient writers that deal with such topics as house design, interiors, furnishings, and gardens. Describing innovative high-rise apartments, her compact civic squares, large public buildings, temples, shopping centers, and commercial areas, he shows that Roman civilization was astonishingly similar to our own. He also discusses the conditions of life in the Roman provinces, where recent discoveries have shed fresh light on private and communal living. McKay has enhanced the text by the inclusion of over 150 illustrations of plans, sites, and reconstructions.
A complete introduction to contemporary gardens, from new innovations, practices, and materials, to the notable designers and their signature creations, to a glossary of key terms. Covering the most important trends and issues in gardening today, this book demonstrates the relationship between modern gardens and contemporary art, architecture, and design, in richly illustrated and accessible text. The reader will learn to identify different styles and place them in a clear historical context, from Simone Kroll's wasteland redevelopments to Zen-infused Japanese landscaping. Entirely pink gardens, the sweet perfume of Arabian jasmine, the gentle tinkling of fountains in the Imaginary Garden: everything from traditional inspirations to innovative techniques, materials, and vegetation lend character to the world's most exemplary contemporary gardens. With biographies of thirty great landscapers, gardeners, and land artists - including photographs and descriptions of their finest works - a list of essential international gardens to visit, and a glossary of key words, this is an essential reference book.
Folded street and travel map in color. Scale 1:13,000. Legend shows public buildings, parks, gardens, industrial areas, pedestrian zones, stepped streets, arches, railways, undergroundlines with station, tramways, bus stations, churches, synagogues, mosques, museums, theatres, swimming pools, statues/monuments, fountains, panoramic views. Includes inset of Rome City Center (1:9,000), Greater Rome (1:115,000). Legend in 5 languages, including English. Index of back of map.
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