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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, 1999.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vitruvius Pollio.; Ingrid D Rowland; Thomas Noble Howe; Michael Dewar
ISBN: 0521553644 9780521553643 0521002923 9780521002929
OCLC Number: 39523557
Language Note: Translation from the Latin.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Bk. 1. First Principles and the Layout of Cities --
Bk. 2. Building Materials --
Bk. 3. Temples --
Bk. 4. Corinthian, Doric, and Tuscan Temples --
Bk. 5. Public Buildings --
Bk. 6. Private Buildings --
Bk. 7. Finishing --
Bk. 8. Water --
Bk. 9. Sundials and Clocks --
Bk. 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, 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."--Jacket.

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