Forthcoming Book | The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present

Posted in books by Editor on September 11, 2013

Due next year from Cambridge UP:

Tod A. Marder and Mark Wilson Jones, eds., The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 350 pages, ISBN: 978-0521006361, $120.

9780521809320The Pantheon is one of the most important architectural monuments of all time. Thought to have been built by Emperor Hadrian in approximately 125 AD on the site of an earlier, Agrippan-era monument, it brilliantly displays the spatial pyrotechnics emblematic of Roman architecture and engineering. The Pantheon gives an up-to-date account of recent research on the best preserved building in the corpus of ancient Roman architecture from the time of its construction to the twenty-first century. Each chapter addresses a specific fundamental issue or period pertaining to the building; together, the essays in this volume shed light on all aspects of the Pantheon’s creation, and establish the importance of the history of the building to an understanding of its ancient fabric and heritage, its present state, and its special role in the survival and evolution of ancient architecture in modern Rome.


1. Introduction, Tod A. Marder and Mark Wilson Jones
2. Agrippa’s Pantheon and its origin, Eugenio La Rocca
3. Dating the Pantheon, Lise M. Hetland
4. The conception and construction of drum and dome, Giangiacomo Martines
5. Sources and parallels for the design and construction of the Pantheon, Gene Waddell
6. The Pantheon builders: estimating manpower for construction, Janet DeLaine and Christina Triantafillou
7. Building on adversity: the Pantheon and problems with its construction, Mark Wilson Jones
8. The Pantheon in the Middle Ages, Erik Thunø
9. Impressions of the Pantheon in the Renaissance, Arnold Nesselrath
10. The Pantheon in the seventeenth century, Tod A. Marder
11. Neo-classical remodelling and reconception, 1700–1820, Susanna Pasquali
12. A nineteenth-century monument for the state, Robin B. Williams
13. The Pantheon in the modern age, Richard Etlin