Roman Architecture and Its Principles of Construction Under the Empire. With an Appendix on the Evolution of the Dome Up to the XVIIth Century. Architectural History, G. T. Rivoira, trans G. McN. Rushforth.

Roman Architecture and Its Principles of Construction Under the Empire. With an Appendix on the Evolution of the Dome Up to the XVIIth Century.

New York: Hacker Art Books, 1972. Reprint of 1925 edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. xxvi, 311, indexed, illustrated w/ 358 b/w figures, photographs and drawings. Very Good; some sunning on the cover. Item #20536

Giovanni Rivoira was an Italian archaeologist. He trained as an architect and engineer at the University of Turin, entered Rome with the Italian army in 1870 and thenceforth resided there, devoting his life to travel and to the study of the architecture of the later Roman Empire. At the time of his death in 1919, he was engaged in writing this book, which was posthumously published by his widow. An excellent scholarly study of the subject. From the Old House Journal reference library.

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