The Pantheon: Design, Meaning, and Progeny, With a New Foreword by John Pinto, Second Edition (2nd New edition)

The Pantheon: Design, Meaning, and Progeny, With a New Foreword by John Pinto, Second Edition (2nd New edition)

By: William L. MacDonald (author), John Pinto (foreword_author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£20.85 RRP £21.95  You save £1.10 (5%) With FREE Saver Delivery

Description

The Pantheon in Rome is one of the grand architectural statements of all ages. This richly illustrated book isolates the reasons for its extraordinary impact on Western architecture, discussing the Pantheon as a building in its time but also as a building for all time. Mr. MacDonald traces the history of the structure since its completion and examines its progeny--domed rotundas with temple-fronted porches built from the second century to the twentieth--relating them to the original. He analyzes the Pantheon's design and the details of its technology and construction, and explores the meaning of the building on the basis of ancient texts, formal symbolism, and architectural analogy. He sees the immense unobstructed interior, with its disk of light that marks the sun's passage through the day, as an architectural metaphor for the ecumenical pretensions of the Roman Empire. Past discussions of the Pantheon have tended to center on design and structure. These are but the starting point for Mr. MacDonald, who goes on to show why it ranks--along with Cheops's pyramid, the Parthenon, Wren's churches, Mansard's palaces-as an architectural archetype.

About Author

William L. MacDonald was Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art History at Smith College.

Contents

Acknowledgements 1. In The Temple of The Whole World 2. The Building Proper 3. Background and Principles of Design 4. The Problem of Meaning 5. 'The Most Celebrated Edifice' Bibliography Notes List of Illustrations Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780674010192
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780674010192
  • weight: 254
  • ISBN10: 0674010191
  • edition: 2nd New edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close