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By Roger B. Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen

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A significant other to Roman Architecture offers a entire overview of the serious concerns and techniques that experience reworked scholarly figuring out in contemporary a long time in a single easy-to-reference volume.

• deals a cross-disciplinary method of Roman structure, spanning expertise, historical past, artwork, politics, and archaeology;
• Brings jointly contributions through top students in architectural history;
• a necessary advisor to contemporary scholarship, protecting new archaeological discoveries, lesser identified structures, new applied sciences and area and construction;
• contains huge, up to date bibliography and thesaurus of key Roman architectural terms.

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Ebenezer Howard’s proposal for the Garden Cities of To-Morrow (1902), and the 1928 agenda of the International Congress for Modern Architecture (CIAM) focused on providing adequate housing to all people while making cities and settlements livable. It is easy to forget that in the course of the development of the modern world—starting in the eighteenth century—despite climatic, economic, geographical, socio-political and technological differences, a ubiquitous presence of types of architecture we call shanty town, squatter settlements, and slums preponderates in different urban and rural centers of the world.

The construction techniques that encouraged the use of different building materials in the poorest parts of Abidjan, Cape Town, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Lagos, Harare, and Port Harcourt, and in the countryside of the countries caught my attention. Despite the reality of the structures, I was reminded of cubist landscape paintings by Picasso and Braque, and of collages by the construction techniques. I also realized that despite the meandering paths that recall conditions one would find in villages in different regions of Africa, the collaged dwellings were not typical.

Family Inheritance, Leberecht Migge). 4 Settlement at Kagran, Karl Schartelmüller, Vienna, ca. 1927. Source: Austrian National Library, Vienna. 1 The alley can also be a living space for dwellers in the community. 2 Living private space also used for commercial purpose. 3 A bathing space. 4 Use of outdoor space for drying clothes. 1 Plan for Manila by Daniel Burnham, 1905 (Source: Museum of Filipino Architecture). 2 Plan for Quezon City, 1941 (Source: Museum of Filipino Architecture, University of the Philippines).

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