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    PANTHEON INSIDE

    The Pantheon in Rome is an ideal case study for understanding classical space, orders, composition, light, and character. Despite having been compromised by additions and restorations over the years, the great domed temple remains today the most complete and best-preserved monumental interior to survive from Roman times. No better model will be found to illustrate the principles of classical interior architecture.

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    THE MAKING OF ROME - ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE

    For more than 500 years, Rome was the most powerful and advanced civilization the world had ever known, ruled by visionaries and tyrants whose accomplishments ranged from awe-inspiring to deplorable. Go inside the remarkably advanced culture of the Roman Empire with The History Channel, starting on Labor Day.  (sponsored section)

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    ALEXANDER CENTERING

    From his early Notes of the Synthesis of Form, to the bestselling A Pattern Language, to the recent four-volume The Nature of Order, over several decades Christopher Alexander has pushed intellectual boundaries with integrative approaches to design theory. We are pleased to present this excerpt, formatted according to the original and unedited at the author's request, in which Alexander describes a design process from the 1980s using the terms of his own theoretical framework. — Editor

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