The Pantheon in Rome is one of the grand architectural statements of all ages. Built by Hadrian in 118, this temple ranks as an archetype, along with Cheops's pyramid, the Parthenon, Wren's churches, and Mansard's palaces. In this richly illustrated book, William MacDonald analyzes the original design and construction of the Pantheon, discusses the technology that made it possible, and explores its metaphorical meaning.The rise in the level of the ground around the building, mentioned above, has buried this area to the level of the porch paving [8 and 21]. ... This system, together with the exterior columns and their entablatures, once bore the bronze roof structure later removed by Urban VIII. ... The Pantheon : structural diagram ; ( below) 28.
|Author||:||William Lloyd MacDonald|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2002|