Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

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Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture' by Vitruvius

The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the 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. This new, critical edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture 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, aims 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781107713246
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 55 MB
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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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