The Ten Books on Architecture

Author: Vitruvius

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132056

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics. Authoritative translation.
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The ten books of architecture

the 1755 Leoni edition

Author: Leon Battista Alberti,Cosimo Bartoli,Giacomo Leoni

Publisher: Dover Pubns

ISBN: 9780486252391

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Rare classic helped introduce the glories of ancient architecture to the Renaissance. 68 black-and-white plates. Extremely rare and valuable volume — now available in inexpensive paperback edition.
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The Ten Books on Architecture

Author: Vitruvius Pollio

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734743176

Category: Architecture

Page: 349

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The architect should be equipped with knowledge of many branches of study and varied kinds of learning, for it is by his judgement that all work done by the other arts is put to test. This knowledge is the child of practice and theory. Practice is the continuous and regular exercise of employment where manual work is done with any necessary material according to the design of a drawing. Theory, on the other hand, is the ability to demonstrate and explain the productions of dexterity on the principles of proportion.
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Ten Books on Architecture

Author: Vitruvius

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559103902

Category: History

Page: 412

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture

Author: Vitruvius Pollio

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353599222

Category: History

Page: 376

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The ten books of architecture

the 1755 Leoni edition

Author: Leon Battista Alberti,Cosimo Bartoli,Giacomo Leoni

Publisher: Dover Pubns

ISBN: 9780486252391

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Rare classic helped introduce the glories of ancient architecture to the Renaissance. 68 black-and-white plates. Extremely rare and valuable volume — now available in inexpensive paperback edition.
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On the Art of Building in Ten Books

Author: Leon Battista Alberti

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510608

Category: Architecture

Page: 442

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Rykwert's substantial introduction discusses Alberti's life and career - as papal functionary, writer on a wide variety of topics, and architect and discusses the De Re Aedificatoria itself - its relation to the De Architectura of Vitruvius, its influence on contemporary and later architectural theory and practice, and its bibliographic history. The apparatus also includes an index and a glossary of terms. The translators were fortunate to have the help of eminent Alberti scholar Hans-Karl Lücke of the University of Toronto. Alberti set out to replace Vitruvius's authority, which had been undisputed for over a thousand years. In a Latin which was both more elegant and more precise than that of his ancient predecessor, he succeeded in framing a coherent account of the fragmented knowledge of antique architecture as it had survived through the dark and middle ages.
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Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

Author: Vitruvius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107717337

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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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.
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Vitruvius

Writing the Body of Architecture

Author: Indra Kagis McEwen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262633062

Category: Architecture

Page: 493

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A historical study of Vitruvius's De architectura, showing that his purpose in writing "the whole body of architecture" was shaped by the imperial Roman project of world domination. Vitruvius's De architectura is the only major work on architecture to survive from classical antiquity, and until the eighteenth century it was the text to which all other architectural treatises referred. While European classicists have focused on the factual truth of the text itself, English-speaking architects and architectural theorists have viewed it as a timeless source of valuable metaphors. Departing from both perspectives, Indra Kagis McEwen examines the work's meaning and significance in its own time. Vitruvius dedicated De architectura to his patron Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, whose rise to power inspired its composition near the end of the first century B.C. McEwen argues that the imperial project of world dominion shaped Vitruvius's purpose in writing what he calls "the whole body of architecture." Specifically, Vitruvius's aim was to present his discipline as the means for making the emperor's body congruent with the imagined body of the world he would rule. Each of the book's four chapters treats a different Vitruvian "body." Chapter 1, "The Angelic Body," deals with the book as a book, in terms of contemporary events and thought, particularly Stoicism and Stoic theories of language. Chapter 2, "The Herculean Body," addresses the book's and its author's relation to Augustus, whose double Vitruvius means the architect to be. Chapter 3, "The Body Beautiful," discusses the relation of proportion and geometry to architectural beauty and the role of beauty in forging the new world order. Finally, Chapter 4, "The Body of the King," explores the nature and unprecedented extent of Augustan building programs. Included is an examination of the famous statue of Augustus from Prima Porta, sculpted soon after the appearance of De architectura.
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