The Ten Books of Architecture by the Roman architect and engineer Marcus Vitruvius Pollio is the oldest surviving treatise on the theoretical principles of Classical architecture and building technology. Vitruvius explains the values of architectural education, the departments of architecture, principles of harmony and eurythmy, the proper use of building materials, principles of city planning, the use of decoration, the Classical orders, and much more.
Architecture depends on Order, Arrangement, Eurythmy, Symmetry, Propriety, and Economy.
– Vitruvius, The Ten Books of Architecture, Book I, Chapter II, §1, p.13.
Our copy in stock is the Dover Edition from 1960 translated into English by Morris Hicky Morgan. The publication has been illustrated with some black-and-white photographs and drawings.
The copy in our stock is in good condition for its age. The pages are clean without any markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellowing on the edges of the pages, and the covers show some shelf wear and signs of use. There is a small pencil marking on the back cover.