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The Resource On architecture, Vitruvius ; with an English translation by Frank Granger, (electronic resource)

On architecture, Vitruvius ; with an English translation by Frank Granger, (electronic resource)

Label
On architecture
Title
On architecture
Statement of responsibility
Vitruvius ; with an English translation by Frank Granger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
On Architecture, completed by Vitruvius sometime before 27 CE and the only work of its kind to survive antiquity, serves not professionals but readers who want to understand architecture. Topics include town planning, building materials, temples, the architectural orders, houses, pavements, mosaics, water supply, measurements, and machines.
Member of
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Vitruvius Pollio,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1864-1936,
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Granger, Frank
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
251, 280
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Architecture
Summary expansion
Vitruvius (Marcus V. Pollio), Roman architect and engineer, studied Greek philosophy and science and gained experience in the course of professional work. He was one of those appointed to be overseers of imperial artillery or military engines, and was architect of at least one unit of buildings for Augustus in the reconstruction of Rome. Late in life and in ill health he completed, sometime before 27 BCE, De Architectura which, after its rediscovery in the fifteenth century, was influential enough to be studied by architects from the early Renaissance to recent times. In On Architecture Vitruvius adds to the tradition of Greek theory and practice the results of his own experience. The contents of this treatise in ten books are as follows. Book 1: Requirements for an architect; town planning; design, cities, aspects; temples. 2: Materials and their treatment. Greek systems. 3: Styles. Forms of Greek temples. Ionic. 4: Styles. Corinthian, Ionic, Doric; Tuscan; altars. 5: Other public buildings (fora, basilicae, theatres, colonnades, baths, harbours). 6: Sites and planning, especially of houses. 7: Construction of pavements, roads, mosaic floors, vaults. Decoration (stucco, wall painting, colours). 8: Hydraulic engineering; water supply; aqueducts. 9: Astronomy. Greek and Roman discoveries; signs of the zodiac, planets, moon phases, constellations, astrology, gnomon, sundials. 10: Machines for war and other purposes
Target audience
general
Label
On architecture, Vitruvius ; with an English translation by Frank Granger, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
v. I. Books 1-5 -- v. II. Books 6-10
Control code
hup0000351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Other physical details
line illustrations, halftone, musical example
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On architecture, Vitruvius ; with an English translation by Frank Granger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
v. I. Books 1-5 -- v. II. Books 6-10
Control code
hup0000351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Other physical details
line illustrations, halftone, musical example
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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