Zdravko Dimitrov. Architectural decoration in province Lower Moesia (IIII c. AD)  (Dissertations, vol. 2). In Bulgarian with a summary in English

 

Table of contents

Introduction

History of the studies and publications over the theme

Chapter I. Bases and Pedestals

Composed elements of the bases. Studies over their origin and development

Basic details and pedestals from Lower Moesia

Bases from Lower Moesia

Ionic bases from so called “Attic type”

Simplified bases

Tuscan bases

Pedestals from Lower Moesia

Undecorated pedestals, made with ionic bases above

Decorated pedestals, without bases above

Analogies of the bases and pedestals from province Lower Moesia

Chapter 2. Vertical Supports in Orders. Columns, Pillars, Pilasters, Anta Constructions

Composed part of the vertical supports. Studies over their origin and development

Vertical supports from Lower Moesia

Supports with smooth undecorated surface

Supports with smooth surface and relief representations

Supports with flutings

Supports with very rich floral ornamentation, placed in rectangular fields

Supports, formed like sculpture figures — so called “pillars-caryatids”

Analogies of the vertical supports from Lower Moesia

Chapter 3. Capitals

Doric capitals

Origin and development of the Doric capitals. Typology. Main elements.

Principles of work with details

Studies over the Doric capitals in Bulgaria

Doric capitals from Lower Moesia (I  III AD)

Roman-doric capitals from type I  so called “classical Doric capitals”

Roman-doric capitals from type II  so called “palm capitals”

Roman-doric capitals from type III  so called “composed capitals”

Ionic capitals

Ionic capitals from Lower Moesia (I  III AD)

Ionic capitals according to decoration of the façade

Ionic capitals with drooped canalis

Ionic capitals with upright canalis

Ionic capitals according to decoration of the pillow

Ionic capitals, decorated with smooth leaves

Ionic capitals, decorated with acanthus leaves

Ionic capitals, decorated with oak leaves

Ionic capitals, decorated with palmetto leaves

Ionic capitals, decorated with grape motives

Ionic capitals, decorated with lotus flowers

Ionic capitals, decorated with mixed floral decoration

Analogies of the floral motives of decoration above ionic capitals from Lower Moesia

Corinthian capitals

Descent and development of the Corinthian capitals. Studies. Main elements. Typologies.

Principles of work with details

Corinthian capitals from Lower Moesia (I  III AD)

Corinthian capitals with full apparatus

Corinthian capitals with not absolutely full apparatus

Corinthian capitals with not absolutely full apparatus, but with two rows of acanthus leaves

Corinthian capitals with so called “fourleaved decoration”

Corinthian pilaster capitals

Standard pilaster capitals

Wall facing pilaster capitals

Corinthian anta capitals

Corinthian pillar capitals

Acanthus-and-flutings capitals

Capitals with smooth leaves (so called “Acanthus-and-lotus capitals”)

Analogies of the Corinthian capitals from Lower Moesia

Composite capitals

Tuscan capitals

Chapter 4. Frieze, Architrave and Frieze-Architrave

Frieze-Architrave according to decoration of the frieze field

Frieze field with garland decoration

Frieze field with garlands and bull's heads

Frieze field with garlands and Eros figures

Frieze field with floral decoration

Frieze field without decoration

Frieze-Architrave according to secondary elements, which divided facades (cymas, bead-and-reel, smooth lines (so called regulas)

Frieze-Architrave according to decoration soffit field

Chapter 5. Roof Elements. Cornices, Tympanums, Fronton Details, Cassette Roof Slabs and Arcoteriums

Origin and development of the details from the roof constructions in antic buildings

Origin and development of the cornices. Typology

Architectural monuments from the roof constructions from Lower Moesia

Cornice blocks

Ionic cornices

Corinthian cornices

Tympanums

Fronton details (mixed details)

Roof slabs

Acroteriums

Chapter 6. Architectural Details with Specified Functions. Parapets. Seats In Theaters and Amphitheaters. Side Parts of the Door Entrances

Parapet slabs

Parapet slabs according to their frames

Parapet slabs according to their representations in medallion in the centre

Seats in the building with spectacular functions

Sides of the door entrances

The main characteristics of the details with specified functions

Chapter 7. Chronology of The Architectural Decoration in Lower Moesia. The Contacts with Another Provinces, Influences and Stone Workshops and Schools

Chronological marks in architecture of Lower Moesia

Ionic cyma

Lesbian cyma

Beat-and-reel ornament (astragal)

Changing of bead-and-reel ornament with “cord ornament” (so called cordon)

Smooth lines (so called regula)

Mutual influences and contacts with another provinces in Roman Empire

The activity of so called “Stonework school from Asia Minor” in Lower Moesia

Architectural decoration above details from public and private building an attempt to divided them

Conclusion

Bibliography

Catalog

Illustrations

Архитектурна декорация в провинция Долна Мизия (I–III в. сл. Хр.)

Details
Publisher National institute of archaeology with museum (Bulgarian academy of sciences)
Language Bulgarian with summary in English
Pages 708
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-91587-9-3
Creation date 2007
Size 21 x 29 cm

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