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Homework Help: Art Appreciation

Posted by Nathan Bickerstaff on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 9:57pm.

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Details: Discuss the importance of Roman construction, using the Phase Resources, as well as your text, finding examples of Roman engineering. The Romans took the arch, a rarely employed technique, and used it in buildings and bridges all over the Empire. The Romans also invented concrete to build bigger projects faster and stronger. As a result, some of these structures still stand today. Choose three examples of Roman engineering (any combination of public works and/or private houses) and provide the following information:

Describe the item, including how it stands (arches, columns, vaults, free form, etc.).
What construction materials were used?
Where is the item in modern Italy or outside of it?
What was its purpose?
Who primarily used it?
How is the public work/private house decorated? Do these decorations include words, or are they mostly pictorial?

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