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On the language of Vitruvius

M. H. Morgan

On the language of Vitruvius

by M. H. Morgan

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Published by [s.n.] in [Boston?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vitruvius Pollio -- Language.,
  • Vitruvius Pollio.,
  • Latin language.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Morris H. Morgan.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. [467]-502 ;
    Number of Pages502
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18796952M

    The Civil Architecture of Vitruvius Comprising Those Books of the Author Which Relate to the Public and Private Edifices of the Ancients by Vitruvius it was amazing avg rating — 2 ratings — published — 3 editions.   A historical study of Vitruvius's De architectura, showing that his purpose in writing "the whole body of architecture" was shaped by the imperial Roman project of world domination. Vitruvius's De architectura is the only major work on architecture to survive from classical antiquity, and until the eighteenth century it was the text to which all other architectural/5.

    We can find this interpretation also in a recent Dutch translation by Ton Peters (). A further discussion on balistics is given by Vitruvius in his book X. Vitruvius and history. Another interesting fragment in this chapter is the attempt of Vitruvius to relate the origin of the use of caryatids instead of columns to historic events.   The translation is intended, then, to be faithful and exact, but it deliberately avoids any attempt to treat the language of Vitruvius as though it were Ciceronian, or to give a false impression of conspicuous literary merit in a work which is destitute of that quality.

    This new, critical edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture 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, aims to shape a new image of the Vitruvius who emerges as an inventive and. Even though he was Roman, Vitruvius's book is the single greatest source of information about Greek architecture. True The use of stone was required for Imhotep's new pyramid design.


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On the language of Vitruvius by M. H. Morgan Download PDF EPUB FB2

On the Language of Vitruvius is an article from Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume View more articles from Proceedings of. This is literally a translation of Vitruvius with a few added sketches and photographs taken by the original translator.

The translator wanted to stay true to Vitruvius' original and consequently translated his matter of fact language/5(61). Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c.

15 BC) was a Roman military engineer under Julius Ceasar, generally attributed to be the sole author of the only extant major work from classical antiquity on architecture, De architectura, better known in English as The Ten Books on Architecture.4/5.

The Ten Books on Architecture: Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan Marcus Vitruvius Pollio [Morgan] This Elibron Classics edition is a facsimile reprint of a.

In De Architectura, written BCE, Vitruvius gives a very personal account of ancient and contemporary architecture which draws on his own experience and on older works, especially by Greek writers such as Hermogenes of Alabanda, who wrote in the 2nd century BCE. The translator wanted to stay true to Vitruvius' original and consequently translated his matter of fact language.

This is not the fine prose of Tacitus. However, it does appear to define what the Romans knew about building and engineering and for that alone it is worth the slog/5(58). Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture Vitruvius, Herbert Langford Warren, Morris Hickey Morgan The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others.

Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture. Vitruvius. Morris Hicky Morgan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. London: Humphrey Milford. Oxford University Press.

The National Endowment for the Humanities provided support for entering this text. This new, critical edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century.

The translation, along with the critical commentary and illustrations, aims to shape a new image of Vitruvius who emerges as an inventive, creative thinker/5(16). Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1.

Januar von The language of the book is in the quaint, classical style. Some people may find the book "heavy going" but, really, it is for the likes of Architects and Engineers. I'm sure many Architects read this book during their studies at college/5(94). vitruvius on architecture edited from the harleian manuscript ai translated into english by frank granger, d.

lrr., ajllb. professor in university college, nottingham in two volumes i cambridge, massachusetts harvard university press london william heinemann ltd mcmlv contents paqk preface vii introduction vitruvius and the architecture of the west.

ix history of the mss. Ten Books on Architecture [Vitruvius] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that /5(58). 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. In this book, Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols reveals how Vitruvius pitched the Greek discipline of architecture to his Roman readers, most of whom were undoubtedly laymen.

The inaccuracy of Vitruvius' architectural rules, when compared with surviving ancient buildings, has knocked Vitruvius Cited by: 1. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Vitruvius: the ten books on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio; Morgan, Morris Hicky, Publication date robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto Language English.

26 29 Addeddate Call number Pages: The language of the book is in the quaint, classical style. Some people may find the book "heavy going" but, really, it is for the likes of Architects and Engineers. I'm sure many Architects read this book during their studies at by: Professor Morgan, in several articles in the Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, and in the Proceedings of the American Academy, all of which have been reprinted in a volume of Addresses and Essays (New York, ), upheld the now generally accepted view that Vitruvius wrote in the time of Augustus, and furnished conclusive evidence that nothing in his language is inconsistent with this.

Vitruvius' technical language is fraught with difficulties. Leon Battista Alberti was of the mind that the Latins thought Vitruvius was writing Greek and the Greeks, Latin. The impenetrable Latin and the lack of illustrations gave freedom to the Renaissance designers, who were able to interpret antique architecture in their own image, all' antica.

De architectura (On architecture, published as Ten Books on Architecture) is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect and military engineer Marcus Vitruvius Pollio and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus, as a guide for building projects.

Vitruvius, Roman architect, engineer, and author of the celebrated treatise De architectura (On Architecture), a handbook for Roman architects. Little is known of Vitruvius’ life, except what can be gathered from his writings, which are somewhat obscure on the subject.

Although he nowhere i. So, I was curious to find out who this Vitruvius is? Thus, I scanned the Amazon " Bookshelf " with a view to finding a good, but concise book on the subject and which I now have.

I have only just started to read the book, but I have already learned a few interesting facts. The language of the book is in the quaint, classical style/5(). Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, a Roman architect and engineer flourishing in the first century B.C., was the author of the oldest and most influential work on architecture in existence.

For hundreds of years, the specific instructions he gave in his "Ten Books on Architecture" were followed faithfully, and major buildings in all parts of the world reveal the widespread influence of his precepts.5/5(1).Italian edition of the Tenth Book of Vitruvius' De Architectura, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On the 24th of October, the ICAA hosted a lecture series and roundtable discussion on the classical tradition in architecture in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, presented in collaboration with the Fordham University Department of Classics, and generously sponsored by.