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The Primary Investigation for Hadrian’s Villa—Thinking on the Layout of Hadrian’s Villa and the Plan of the Small Baths
Pages: 87-97
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: The Architect

Keyword:  Hadrian’s VillalayoutRomethe small bathsaxisterracegeometry;
Abstract: Hadrian’s Villa was located at Tivoli near Rome since the beginning of 2A.D.,which was an architectural practice with personality by Emperor Hadrian,its irregular layout has attracted extensive attentions.This paper bases on the studies of others,clarifies the construction phases, concludes the features of the layout,then represents our understandings of the planning conception from several factors,such as the terrain,building background and the ideas of the builder.After that,we give special discussion on the small baths,since its relation with the whole layout and its important location.At last,the works of Wright and Kahn prove the far-reaching impact of the Villa.
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