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Published by Harvard University Press, William Heinemann in Cambridge, MA, London .
Written in English


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First published: 1931.

StatementVitruvius ; edited and translated by Frank Granger. 1.
ContributionsGranger, Frank.
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Open LibraryOL18215869M

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Little is known about Vitruvius l Vitruvius. The Ten Books of Architecture by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (80–15 BC) is the first complete treatise that we have on architecture. Reading it is an unmitigated source of joy for someone who has an amateur's interest in architecture or Roman history.4/5. ‘This book makes the Renaissance enthusiasm for Vitruvius understandable again, and it is an indispensable starting point for future work on him.’ Source: Preservation ‘Rowland and Howe have reconstructed Vitruvius’s conception of architecture as a liberal art and an essential component of any civilized society, and made it accessible Cited by:   Vitruvius: the ten books on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio; Morgan, Morris Hicky, Publication date Topics Architecture Publisher Cambridge: Harvard university Press Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto Language English. 26 29 Addeddate Pages: vitruvius the ten books on architecture. translated by morris hicky morgan, ph.d., ll.d. late professor of classical philology in harvard university. with illustrations and original designs prepared under the direction of herbert langford warren, a.m. nelson robinson jr. professor of architecture in harvard university cambridge harvard university press.

Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture. Vitruvius. Morris Hicky Morgan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. London: Humphrey Milford. Oxford University Press. The National Endowment for the Humanities provided support for entering this text. TEN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE By Vitruvius Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan, Ph.D., LL.D. Illustration by Herbert Langford Warren. BOOK I. Introduction by Vitruvius 1. The Education of the Architect 2. The Fundamental Principles of Architecture 3. The Departments of Architecture 4. The Site of a City 5. The City Walls 6. Vitruvius was aware of this ‘problem’ in his choice of elements, one which could be specified clearly (firmitas), one which was the subject of the collective fantasies about what buildings are for (utilitas), and the completely unsymbolizable value of beauty, Size: KB. Approximately 2, years ago, an aged Roman architect named Vitruvius wrote down on ten scrolls everything he knew about architecture. He presented this work, known today as "Ten Books on Architecture," to Emperor Augustus in the hope of changing what he perceived as a rampant lack of professionalism /5(7).

Andrea Palladio, The Four Books of Architecture, London, rt - - or, Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building in Ten Books, Cambridge, - , Sebastiano Serlio, On Architecture, New Haven-London, ic, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture, New York, Internet Archive BookReader Vitruvius: the ten books on architecture.   Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (c. 90 - c. 20 BCE), better known simply as Vitruvius, was a Roman military engineer and architect who wrote De Architectura (On Architecture), a treatise which combines the history of ancient architecture and engineering with the author's personal experience and advice on the subject. VITRUVIUS THE TEN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE.