Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

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"The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, 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. Extremely influential in the formation of the medieval and modern concept of a broad liberal arts education as the basis for responsible professionals, this work is remarkable also because over half of its content deals with aspects of Hellenistic art, science and technology, music theory, law, artillery, siege machinery, proportion and philosophy, among other topics." "This new, critical edition of Vitruvius's Ten Books on Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century."--BOOK JACKET.
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Editorial Reviews

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"In this new translation of Vitruvius, accompanied by a lengthy commentary aand numerous translations, Rowland and Howe have done a valuable service to Vitruvian studies. Both commentary and the illustrations are treasure troves of information...It is an ambitious project well executed ,and has a great deal to offer those interested in Vitruvius, Roman architecture, and the history of architecture at whatever stage of their studies." Classical World

"A great reference book about all of the classical orders of architecture" House and Garden

"This book makes the Renaissance enthusiasm for Vitruvius understandable again, and it is an indispensable starting point for future work on him." Garry Wills, Preservation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521553643
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/1999
  • Edition description: NEW
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Translator's Preface
Illustrator's Preface
Introduction 1
List of Manuscripts Seen 19
Bk. 1 First Principles and the Layout of Cities 21
Bk. 2 Building Materials 33
Bk. 3 Temples 46
Bk. 4 Corinthian, Doric, and Tuscan Temples 54
Bk. 5 Public Buildings 63
Bk. 6 Private Buildings 75
Bk. 7 Finishing 85
Bk. 8 Water 96
Bk. 9 Sundials and Clocks 107
Bk. 10 Machines 119
Commentary 135
Index 319
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