Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'
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Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture' by Vitruvius
Book DescriptionThe only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the De Architectura libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped humanist architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. This new, critical edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century. Expressing the range of Vitruvius' style, the translation, along with the critical commentary and illustrations, aims to shape a new image of the Vitruvius who emerges as an inventive and creative thinker, rather than the normative summarizer, as he was characterized in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521002929
(279mm x 215mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In "De architectura" (c.40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, "De architectura" has been an invaluable source of information for scholars.
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