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    DescriptionIn "De architectura" (c.40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, "De architectura" has been an invaluable source of information for scholars. The rediscovery of Vitruvius during the Renaissance greatly fuelled the revival of classicism during that and subsequent periods. Numerous architectural treatises were based in part or inspired by Vitruvius, beginning with Leon Battista Alberti's "De re aedificatoria" (1485).


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    Title
    On Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vitruvius, Translated by Robert Tavernor, Translated by Richard Schofield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141441689
    ISBN 10: 0141441682
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009020
    B&T Approval Code: A80070000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05091500
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005020
    LC classification: NA2515 .V613 2009
    Thema V1.0: AM
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    100 b/w
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    29 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (late 1st century B.C.), was a Roman military architect and engineer, and an expert in ballistic machines in particular. Robert Tavernor studied architecture in London, Rome and Cambridge and practices as a consultant architect. He was professor of Architecture at the universities of Edinburgh and Bath, and is currently Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Richard Schofield read Classics at Oxford in the late 1960s, then architectural history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. After working at the University of Nottingham for many years, he moved to the Istituto universitario di architettura di Venezia in 1997, where he is the Professor of the History of Architecture.