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Roman Architectural Influences

Art History 1 ART 114
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2011


Roman influences on modern architecture can be found in numerous places in the United States and around the world. Romans are also responsible for many of the simple engineering concepts that are relied on for the construction of buildings. The Roman invention of concrete and eventually the fired brick allow for the construction of strong buildings at significantly less cost than using other substances such as stone. Roman engineering is also responsible for the marvel that is the load-bearing arch structure. Roman architecture is distinguished by its use of concrete, fired bricks, arches, vaults and domes. The most widely used of these in modern architecture is concrete and fired brick.

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