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Ten Books on Architecture

by Vitruvius Pollio

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A seminal work on Architecture, which will also help you understand Roman History. Wow, being an Architect was hard!
  AtrixWolfe | Jun 30, 2013 |
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Pollio, Vitruviusprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dalmas, AndréEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hersbach, TheclaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssen, JacquesDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morgan, Morris HickeyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perrault, ClaudeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peters, TonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schofield, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tavernor, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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1. 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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486206459, Paperback)

The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics. Authoritative translation by a distinguished Harvard professor.

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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as the ancients' methods, materials, and aesthetics. Authoritative translation by a distinguished Harvard professor.… (more)

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