Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: April 21, 2003

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Worksheet #15
Chapter 7: Roman Art

What is a "true arch" and how does it differ from the "false" arch? What are some advantages of the true arch and the vaulting systems derived from it?

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What is "concrete?" What are its advantages?

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The Pantheon is considered to be one of the most remarkable architectural achievements of western civilization. In your own words, why is it so extraordinary?

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Compare the Roman Pantheon with the Greek Parthenon. How does each temple differ and how are they similar?

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In general, what does Greek architecture emphasize and what does Roman architecture emphasize? How is the Roman architect thinking of space in much different terms than their predecessors? How did the development of the true arch and concrete, allow for and encourage the Roman approach to architecture?

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