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Vitruvian man : Rome under construction.

Vitruvian man : Rome under construction.

Author: John [VNV] Oksanish
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Professionalism is political. This book offers a new assessment of the Roman architect Vitruvius and his treatise, On Architecture, dedicated to Augustus in the 20s BCE. Once reviled by scholars, Vitruvius emerges as an imperial expert par excellence when read alongside literary coevals through an intertextual lens. No building of Vitruvius' name survives from antiquity, but his treatise remains a formidable  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John [VNV] Oksanish
ISBN: 0190696982 9780190696986
OCLC Number: 1141919014
Description: 240 pages
Contents: Preface and AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Vitruvius, man?Chapter 2: History from the ground up: Vitruvius's"textual" monumentsChapter 3: The body in brief: De architectura and the limits of somatic synopsisChapter 4: Introducing the architectusChapter 5: Bodies as Behavior: Corpus architectorumEpilogue: Alternate realities: a palimpsestic corpusAPPENDIX: SUMMARY OF CONTENTS OF DE ARCHITECTURAWorks cited
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This book reconsiders the Roman architect Vitruvius and his treatise, On Architecture. The ideal, "Vitruvian" man is not simply an architect in the narrow sense. He is a builder of Augustus' legacy,  Read more...


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"[A]s a keen reader of Vitruvius [Oksanish] has delivered a substantial contribution in weeding out old prejudices against Vitruvius and building up a worthy position for him as a qualified literary Read more...

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