Rome, Part 3

But we have to allow for a little more complexity in this story about the evolution of the Primitive Hut.  In ancient Greece there was also a tradition of a small, round, stone, one-roomed sacred building, which was thought to be the memory of earlier, simple, round,...

Rome, Part 2

There is a memory at the bottom of Western architecture history. Archeologists continue to debate and amend its details, but in its simplest form it does its job for architects by giving them a simple foundation story that is powerful and poetic. And every profession...

Historic Architecture in Rome, Introduction

In October, 2019 I went on a five-days’-long walk through the city of Rome to observe its great Renaissance and Baroque buildings and urban designs. This is the first of a series of blog posts from my walk. This post is my introductory observations about the...