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Circular Hall and environs, plan

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Description: Hadrian’s Villa and Its Legacy
The Villa records both the principles and the potential of classical architecture. The long evolution of Greco-Roman design — from the Doric mode to the multichambered Roman baths, from the colonnade to the dome — is, so to speak, passed in review. Many Roman building types can be seen. But side by side with these familiar forms strikingly original buildings confidently carry the dynamic of classical architecture into territory previously unexplored. The creative impulse in Roman architecture is …
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Related print edition pages: pp.47-77

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