About Vitruvius

On Architecture

» Vitruvius

Translator - Richard Schofield

Introduction by - Robert Tavernor

Penguin Classics
Paperback : 24 Sep 2009

£12.99

Synopsis

In De architectura (c.40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, De architectura has been an invaluable source of information for scholars. The rediscovery of Vitruvius during the Renaissance greatly fuelled the revival of classicism during that and subsequent periods. Numerous architectural treatises were based in part or inspired by Vitruvius, beginning with Leon Battista Alberti's De re aedificatoria (1485).

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141441689
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 496
Published : 24 Sep 2009
Publisher : Penguin Classics

On Architecture

» Vitruvius

Translator - Richard Schofield

Introduction by - Robert Tavernor

£12.99


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