The Ten Books On Architecture (Paperback)
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THE TEN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE is 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.Vitruvius clearly articulates everything from the uses of different classical orders to how to lay out a city to how to make catapults and water screws. Fascinating and entertaining.