The Pantheon in Rome is one of the grand architectural statements of all ages. Built by Hadrian in 118, this temple ranks as an archetype, along with Cheops's pyramid, the Parthenon, Wren's churches, and Mansard's palaces. In this richly illustrated book, William MacDonald analyzes the original design and construction of the Pantheon, discusses the technology that made it possible, and explores its metaphorical meaning.
From one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, an innovative and comprehensive account of religion in the ancient Roman and Mediterranean world In this ambitious and authoritative book, Jörg Rüpke provides a comprehensive and strikingly original narrative history of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion over more than a millennium—from the late Bronze Age through the Roman imperial period and up to late antiquity. While focused primarily on the city of Rome, Pantheon fully integrates the many religious traditions found in the Mediterranean world, including Judaism and Christianity. This generously illustrated book is also distinguished by its unique emphasis on lived reli...
The Pantheon is one of the most important architectural monuments of all time. Thought to have been built by Emperor Hadrian in approximately AD 125 on the site of an earlier, Agrippan-era monument, it brilliantly displays the spatial pyrotechnics emblematic of Roman architecture and engineering. The Pantheon gives an up-to-date account of recent research on the best preserved building in the corpus of ancient Roman architecture from the time of its construction to the twenty-first century. Each chapter addresses a specific fundamental issue or period pertaining to the building; together, the essays in this volume shed light on all aspects of the Pantheon's creation, and establish the importance of the history of the building to an understanding of its ancient fabric and heritage, its present state, and its special role in the survival and evolution of ancient architecture in modern Rome.
"Assesses the changing values attached to the Pantheon de la Guerre, a propagandist panorama featuring 5,000 full-length portraits of prominent figures from WWI, during its journey from Great War Paris to cold war Kansas City's Liberty Memorial. Examines