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Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'

Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'
Author: Vitruvius
ISBN 13: 9780521002929
ISBN 10: 521002923
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2001-01-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $49.99

The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the 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 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, aim 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.