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Vitruvius: Ten Books on Architecture

Vitruvius

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ISBN 10: 0521553644 / ISBN 13: 9780521553643
Published by Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Translation by Ingrid D. Rowland. Commentary and Illustrations by Thomas Noble Howe with additional Commentary by Ingrid D. Rowland and Michael J. Dewar. Dust jacket in broadart. Expedited or International shipping may cost more. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014326

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Title: Vitruvius: Ten Books on Architecture

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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For the first time in more than half a century, Vitruvius' Ten Books on Architecture is being published in English. The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the Architecture libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. Demonstrating the range of Vitruvius' style, this new edition includes examples from archaeological sites discovered since World War II and not previously published in English language translations. Rowland's new translation and Howe's critical commentary and illustrations provide a new image of Vitruvius, who emerges as an inventive and creative thinker, rather than the normative summarizer, as he was characterized in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Ingrid D. Rowland is an associate professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Thomas Noble Howe is a professor in the Department of Art at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

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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.

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