Work Record Linked to Concept Authority [Figure 23]

Work Record

Class [controlled] architecture
*Work Type [link] temple • town hall • dwelling • stable • church • museum
*Title Maison Carée | Title Type: preferred
Title: Nîmes Temple | Title Type: alternate
*Creator display unknown Roman
*Role [controlled]: architect | [link]: unknown Roman
*Creation Date 16 CE
[controlled]: Earliest: -0016; Latest: -0016
*Subject [link to authorities] Roman temple • Gaius Caesar • Lucius Caesar
*Current Location [link] Nîmes (Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
*Measurements length: 25 m (82 feet): width: 12 m (40 feet)
[controlled]: Value: 25; Unit: m; Type: length |
Value: 12; Unit: m; Type: width
*Materials and Techniques cut stone, bearing masonry construction
Material [link]: masonry | Technique [link]:
dimension stone • load-bearing walls
Style [link] Corinthian
Culture [link] Ancient Roman • Gallo-Roman
Description Temple was dedicated to Gaius and
Lucius Caesar, adopted sons of the first Roman
emperor Augustus. Noted as best-preserved Roman
building remaining in Gaul.

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Authority Concept Record

Concept Authority Record

*Term Corinthian (preferred)
*Note Refers to the third of both the three Greek
architectural orders and the later five traditional
classical orders of architecture that, with Doric, Ionic,
Tuscan, and Composite, was used by the Romans and
through the Renaissance and beyond. It seems to
have been influenced by Egyptian architecture,
though it probably developed in Greece in interior
architecture, and was used in exterior architecture
by the 3rd century BCE. In Greek architecture it is
characterized by a form that is lighter and more
ornate than Doric or Ionic, a bell-shaped capital with
acanthus stalks emerging to support graceful volutes,
and a column that is seated on a base and usually
fluted. It was the most common of Greek styles
in Roman architecture, and in Roman and later
architecture the style was often modified. It is distinct
from "Corinthian order," since an architectural order
refers strictly to the specific system or assemblage of
parts that is subject to uniform established rules and
proportions, regulated by the role that each part has
to perform.
*Hierarchical position [link] Styles and Periods Facet
........ Mediterranean
.............. Aegean
................. <Aegean styles>
.......................... Corinthian
*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).

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CREDIT: Maison Carée, Nîmes, France.
© 2005 Patricia Harpring.
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