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Projected Stability: The Sociopolitical Impetus and Semiology of the Roman Triumphal Arch and its American Transformation

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Title: Projected Stability: The Sociopolitical Impetus and Semiology of the Roman Triumphal Arch and its American Transformation
Author: Griffith, Steven D.
Advisor: Ponti, Gianni; Hein, Carola
Department: Bryn Mawr College. Growth and Structure of Cities Program
Type: Thesis (B.S.)
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The triumphal arch is an architectural form with deep associationism to Roman antiquity. Due to its powerful semantics, its imposition into the built environment has spread broadly throughout time and space. What is this form? Why is it constructed? What is its purpose? From its Imperial origination to its contemporary American transformation, the triumphal arch has retained its iconographical identity and more importantly, has continued its capacity toward the fabricated projection of sociopolitical stability. Using the Washington Square Arch (New York, NY) and the Gateway Arch (St. Louis, MO) as case studies, this thesis discovers the arch as a communicative political mechanism toward the forced perception of strength.
Subject: Triumphal arches -- United States
Subject: Triumphal arches -- Italy -- Rome
Subject: Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Subject: Triumphal arches -- New York (State) -- New York
Subject: Washington Square (New York, N.Y.)
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/9473

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Griffith, Steven D.. "Projected Stability: The Sociopolitical Impetus and Semiology of the Roman Triumphal Arch and its American Transformation". 2011. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/9473.

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