The Ten Books on Architecture

The Ten Books on Architecture

by Vitruvius Polio
     
 

In his treatise on Roman architecture, Vitruvius Pollio declares that the qualities of a good building are "firmness, commodity, and delight." "The Ten Books on Architecture" outlines building methods for everything from aqueducts and temples, to decorative plasterwork. Written in the first century BC, and dedicated to emperor Caesar Augustus, it is the only complete… See more details below

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In his treatise on Roman architecture, Vitruvius Pollio declares that the qualities of a good building are "firmness, commodity, and delight." "The Ten Books on Architecture" outlines building methods for everything from aqueducts and temples, to decorative plasterwork. Written in the first century BC, and dedicated to emperor Caesar Augustus, it is the only complete document of its kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619491328
Publisher:
Empire Books
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,215,847
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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