The Pantheon is likely one of the most essential architectural monuments of all time. Thought to have been built by Emperor Hadrian in approximately 125 AD at the website of an earlier, Agrippan-era monument, it brilliantly displays the spatial pyrotechnics emblematic of Roman architecture and engineering. The Pantheon gives an up-to-date account of latest research on the most efficient preserved building in the corpus of ancient Roman architecture from the time of its construction to the twenty-first century. Each and every chapter addresses a specific fundamental issue or period pertaining to the building; together, the essays on this volume make clear all aspects of the Pantheon’s creation, and establish the importance of the history of the building to an understanding of its ancient fabric and heritage, its present state, and its special role in the survival and evolution of ancient architecture in up to date Rome.
The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present