Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Houses of Roman Italy 100 BC-AD 250: Ritual, Space & Decoration” as Want to Read:
The Houses of Roman Italy 100 BC-AD 250: Ritual, Space & Decoration
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Houses of Roman Italy 100 BC-AD 250: Ritual, Space & Decoration

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this richly illustrated book, art historian John R. Clarke helps us see the ancient Roman house "with Roman eyes." Clarke presents a range of houses, from tenements to villas, and shows us how enduring patterns of Roman wall decoration tellingly bear the cultural, religious, and social imprints of the people who lived with them.

In case studies of seventeen excavated hou
Paperback, 450 pages
Published November 11th 1993 by University of California Press (first published December 16th 1991)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 31)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I am suffering from horrible insomnia these days (more accurately, nights) and ploughed through this book as an attempted antidote. More fool I. Clarke has written a book --- really a textbook --- for the sophisticated student of architectural history (which I am not). It is not particularly well-written, in the sense that he has a literary style. He strives to be as clear as possible, and since I consider myself to be the baseline reader for this book, I would have to say that he succeeds. I un ...more

More than you'll ever want to know about the Roman House.
Architecture was my first love as a young mind, and I make these forays. I like certain particular things about ancient domociles, the niches, the inner courtyards. This book does alot to illustrate how Nero's personal tastes influenced the Roman home's ornamentation for quite a while.. It's a large, scholarly tome, a text-book basically.
Wayne Stewart
Wayne Stewart marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2015
Anuska M
Anuska M marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2015
Nancy marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2015
Jen marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2014
Mesut marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2014
Nanners marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2014
Doja Hassan
Doja Hassan marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Abena marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2014
Erin added it
Mar 10, 2014
Allegra marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2014
Fairoza marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2012
Chris added it
Dec 24, 2010
TE is currently reading it
Jul 12, 2009
Katy added it
Nov 06, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book