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Vitruvius : ten books on architecture

Author: Vitruvius Pollio.; Ingrid D Rowland; Thomas Noble Howe; Michael Dewar
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vitruvius Pollio.; Ingrid D Rowland; Thomas Noble Howe; Michael Dewar
ISBN: 0521002923 9780521002929
OCLC Number: 47966421
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Book 1. First principles and the layout of cities --
Book 2. Building material --
Book 3. Temples --
Book 4. Corinthian, Doric and Tuscan temples --
Book 5. Public buildings --
Book 6. Private buildings --
Book 7. Finishing --
Book 8. Water --
Book 9. Sundials and clocks --
Book 10. Machines.
Other Titles: De architectura.
Ten books on architecture
Responsibility: translation by Ingrid D. Rowland ; commentary and illustrations by Thomas Noble Howe ; with additional commentary by Ingrid D. Rowland and Michael J. Dewar.

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"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. Completely new and original translation made directly from study of preserved manuscripts as well as editions or annotations including those of Fra Giocondo, Angelo Colocci, and Rose; Translation applies Vitruvius' analytical terminology consistently throughout the book; Image emerges of Vitruvius as an apostle of principled variety and sane personal invention rather than as rigid formgiver."--Publisher's website.

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