Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

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  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 208 x 277 x 23mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 06 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 110 Line drawings, unspecified; 110 Line drawings, unspecified
  • ISBN10: 0521002923
  • ISBN13: 9780521002929
  • Bestsellers rank: 175,139

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.