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The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius
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Apr 02, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: art-and-architecture
Recommended for: Anyone interested in beauty, history, architecture, or engineering
Read in September, 2003

I've read this book no less than four times (only twice were required). 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.

(I also have a soft spot for it because it's the book I was reading when I met my fiance. I gave him my only copy for our first Valentine's Day, but I never would have done so if I thought I would actually have to part with it.)

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Susannah Seconded! Go Lothar!

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