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    Vitruvius(Author) M.H. Morgan(Translator)

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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.

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  • By MS on 31 March 2014

    The ten books do very well what they promise to do. They describe the fundamentals of ancient architecture and building practices. During the time between then and now, some of the technical details have been proven to be correct while some have been found to be completely off-track, sometimes very amusing still. This all is something one knows to expect from the book. The extra bonus is that as Vitruvius has been given the means, he takes the liberty to write about whatever he feels the urge to write about. The are numerous pages about general politics, and what I specially enjoyed: a short wondering about why the sportsmen are so much more valued in the society than persons with more useful achievements. Just to give an example of the loose fencing around the subject.

  • By Sammy Elaasar on 17 April 2012

    I am an architect and by God it is amazing how things have not changed that much from the days of Vitruvius. Plus you never know when you want to build war vehicles.... he he.Seriously..... if you are intrested in building.. construction, Architecture it can only add to your knowladge.

  • By Pedro on 13 January 2012

    This book is a best seller. It's good to know that allover the time there were always men ahead of it. In this case we can say Vitruvius wrote the first known architecture thesis about 2000 years ago.

  • By Fréderick on 21 May 2013

    It is an architecture classic and I need it as reference. That's all there is to say. Your pricing is an enigma - used books more expensive than new copies . . .

  • By M ROY BONNEY on 7 November 2014

    An interesting book on some of the origins of architecture, easy and informative reading until the last couple of chapters, which quite frankly lost me.

  • By Emmabemma on 31 May 2014

    Original architecture from the ultimate architect. A present for a brother who loves architecture and found this to be extremely pleasing.

  • By karenbizzell on 4 February 2014

    my son who is studying first year in architecture loved it. i have also enjoyed just reading, after watching t.v programme.

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