Started by Hijiri Byakuren, March 08, 2016, 11:38:43 PM
Quote from: drunkenshoe on November 22, 2022, 01:33:47 AMIt's highly likely that those were added and added in different times, but not planned and made in one go. It's not a surprise that it's very different than the architecture a culture bent on invasion and centralisation produced. It comes from the tabernacle; a tent. Jews are originally nomads.
QuoteOn the other hand, Romans are invaders and ruled over masses and masses. They've become imperial, and so have their architecture. It's imposing. It's meant to make you feel small and be subjected to. It doesn't need to be telling much in detail or prove anything other than how big it is. It's profane -as in from and to this world- and it needs to impose. Well, all architecture impose by default, because you can't naturally ignore it, but centralised army and administration carry it to huge scales.
QuoteYou don't build aqueducts, roads and bridges that last for thousands of years to evoke divinity, you build them to carry armies, spread and rule over.