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, the 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.

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Overview

The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the 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 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, aim 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.

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

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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