This volume is a collection of papers derived from a 2009 colloquium on Etruscan and early Roman monumentality organized to mark the retirement of Ingrid Edlund-Berry from the University of Texas at Austin. Monumentality was a central theme in both Etruscan and early Roman architecture, and the origins of this commitment to colossal scale, as well as its related decoration, symbolic meanings, and necessary technologies, is a topic that lies at the foundation of the development of later Roman architecture. The subject of monumentality is not purely tectonic in nature; as Bruce Trigger has argued, the universality of monumentalism in the architecture of complex societies can be understood through its enduring reflection of power...
Review: Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture: Ideology and Innovation by Michael L. Thomas and Gretchen E. Meyers, eds.
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Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta; Review: Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture: Ideology and Innovation by Michael L. Thomas and Gretchen E. Meyers, eds.. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2015; 74 (1): 123–124. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.1.123
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