Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

by Vitruvius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521553644

ISBN-13: 9780521553643

Pub. Date: 08/15/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521553643
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/1999
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
Introduction1
List of Manuscripts Seen19
Bk. 1First Principles and the Layout of Cities21
Bk. 2Building Materials33
Bk. 3Temples46
Bk. 4Corinthian, Doric, and Tuscan Temples54
Bk. 5Public Buildings63
Bk. 6Private Buildings75
Bk. 7Finishing85
Bk. 8Water96
Bk. 9Sundials and Clocks107
Bk. 10Machines119
Commentary135
Index319

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