Vitruvius, On Architecture. 2 vol. Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library 251/280, Vitruvius, On Architecture. In two volumes. Translated by F. Granger.

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  • Condition / Etat: very good, dust jacket with minor shelf wear / très bon état, minimes traces d'usures. 
  • Volumes : 2 volumes.
  • Illustrations : 20 plates, 20 planches.
  • Binding / Reliure : original red titled cloth with fine dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : XXXVI, 322, 8; XLVI, 384, 8 pp.
  • Editor : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1982 - 1985.
  • Language / Langue: Latin and English on opposite pages / Bilingue latin et anglais.

    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.
    • Book 2: Materials and their treatment; Greek systems.
    • Book 3: Styles: forms of Greek temples: Ionic.
    • Book 4: Styles: Doric, Corinthian; Tuscan; altars.
    • Book 5: Other public buildings (fora, basilicae, theatres, colonnades, baths, harbours).
    • Book 6: Sites and planning, especially of houses.
    • Book 7: Construction of pavements, roads, mosaic floors, vaults; decoration (stucco, wall painting, colours).
    • Book 8: Hydraulic engineering; water supply; aqueducts.
    • Book 9: Astronomy; Greek and Roman discoveries; signs of the zodiac, planets, moon phases, constellations, astrology, gnomon, sundials.
    • Book 10: Machines for war and other purposes.
    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.


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Plus d'infos
Auteur Vitruve
Condition D'occasion - Très bon état
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Année 1983
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure Cartonné
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