David Macaulay. New. No Jacket Issued. Book CONDITION: UNREAD c. 2000+, Houghton Mifflin over-size soft cover, 40th printing. Tiny, tiny edge wear. Excellent, detailed drawings of the Forum, bridges, private homes, public buildings. CONTENT: Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them. "City charts the planning and building of an imaginary Roman city, 'Verbonia. ' Macaulay focuses on the achievement of efficient and rational city planning. His brilliantly individualistic drawings capture the essential quality of the Roman character, the ability to organize." Reviewer: "A multitude of black-and-white line drawings illustrate the story of Roman urban planners as they design and construct a new city on the Roman empire's frontier. Every stage is explained thoroughly using text, illustrations and charts, from developing a master plan through construction. Tools are explained, cross-sections are used to good effect and specific projects such as a house, a road, a bridge and aqueduct, the forum and central market, public baths, the sewer system and an amphitheater and theater are represented. The book ends with a one-page glossary. If you or a student you know is interested in Roman engineering, this would be a marvelous book to read." 1 copy.
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