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The Triumphal Arch

The entire history of triumphal arches from their Roman origins to the present day.

Classicist and architectural historian Peter Howell explores triumphal arches through time, dissecting their cultural and historical significance. Alongside two hundred fifty full-color illustrations, Howell discusses the form of the arch in Renaissance paintings, reveals the rather surprising use of arches as war memorials, and shares examples of triumphal arches from around the world.  

384 pages | 250 color plates | 7 3/4 x 9 1/2

Architecture: History of Architecture

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
PREFACE viii

1 THE ROMAN TRIUMPHAL ARCH: ORIGINS 1
2 ARCHES OF THE TIME OF AUGUSTUS 7
3 FROM TIBERIUS TO NERO 29
4 AFTER NERO IN ITALY 36
5 AFTER NERO IN EUROPE OUTSIDE ITALY 71
6 AFTER NERO IN ASIA MINOR 90
7 NORTH AFRICA 107
8 FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE RENAISSANCE 130
9 RENAISSANCE ITALY 137
10 PAPAL ARCHES 169
11 ARCHES FOR CELEBRATIONS IN ITALY 191
12 ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND IN THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH
CENTURIES 202
13 FRANCE IN THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES 221
14 FRANCE FROM LOUIS XIV TO THE REVOLUTION 229
15 THE LOW COUNTRIES FROM THE SIXTEENTH TO THE NINETEENTH
CENTURY 246
16 ARCHES AS FEATURES OF PARKS AND LANDSCAPE GARDENS 262
17 ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND IN THE EIGHTEENTH
CENTURY 291
18 ARCHES IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS 304
19 NAPOLEONIC ARCHES 316
20 ARCHES IN FRANCE AFTER NAPOLEON I 325
21 LONDON – THE MARBLE AND WELLINGTON ARCHES 329
22 GERMANY AND AUSTRIA FROM THE SIXTEENTH TO THE
NINETEENTH CENTURY 334
23 CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE 348
24 RUSSIA AND MOLDOVA 355
25 SCANDINAVIA 363
26 SPAIN AND PORTUGAL 368
27 MALTA 374
28 AMERICA, 1758–1939 377
29 MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA, CUBA 381
30 AUSTRALIA 388
31 INDIA 393
32 THE FAR EAST 396
33 ARCHES AS WAR MEMORIALS 401
34 TWENTIETH- AND TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY ARCHES 425

BIBLIOGRAPHY 440
PICTURE CREDITS 441
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 443
INDEX 444

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