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Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture' / Edition 1
     

Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture' / Edition 1

by Vitruvius, Ingrid D. Rowland, Thomas Noble Howe
 

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ISBN-10: 0521002923

ISBN-13: 9780521002929

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For the first time in more than half a century, Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture is being published in English. The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the Architecture libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped

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For the first time in more than half a century, Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture is being published in English. The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the Architecture libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. Demonstrating the range of Vitruvius' style, this new edition includes examples from archaeological sites discovered since World War II and not previously published in English language translations. Rowland's new translation and Howe's critical commentary and illustrations provide a new image of Vitruvius, who emerges as an inventive and creative thinker, rather than the normative summarizer, as he was characterized in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Ingrid D. Rowland is an associate professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Thomas Noble Howe is a professor in the Department of Art at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521002929
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
323,554
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Translator's Preface: List of manuscripts and printed editions; Illustrator's preface; Part II: The Translation: Book 1; Book 2; Book 3; Book 4; Book 5; Book 6; Book 7; Book 8; Book 9; Book 10; Part III. Commentary and Illustrations.

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