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The ten books on architecture

4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Unknown Binding: 331 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (1914)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0008CFKQO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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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.
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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.
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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.
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This is not a very pleasent read, but Vitruvius' ten books are the first written account of Classical architecture, dating from the 1st century ad. They are the basis for archetecture as we know it and as such a very useful read.
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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 . . .
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Exactly what I need with careful pack. It is whole and complete without damages when it first came. Really like it.
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