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Vitruvius : ten books on architecture

Author: Vitruvius Pollio.; Ingrid D Rowland; Thomas Noble Howe; Michael Dewar
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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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 [text], Ten Books of Architecture is the first to be published for an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Vitruvius Pollio.; Ingrid D Rowland; Thomas Noble Howe; Michael Dewar
OCLC Number: 52558433
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1999.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: List of manuscripts seen --
Translation: First principles and the layout of cities; Building materials; Temples; Corinthian, Doric, and Tuscan temples; Public buildings Private buildings Finishing; Water; Sundials and clocks; Machines --
Commentary.
Other Titles: Ten books on architecture
De architectura.
Responsibility: translation by Ingrid D. Rowland ; commentary 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 [text], 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 ... 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.-Back cover.

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