9780486206455

The Ten Books on Architecture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486206455

  • ISBN10:

    0486206459

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1960-06-01
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

The most important book ever written on architecture. Early Roman aesthetics, technology, classical orders, site selection, all other aspects. Morgan translation.

Table of Contents

BOOK I 3(32)
PREFACE 3(2)
THE EDUCATION OF THE ARCHITECT
5(8)
THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE
13(3)
THE DEPARTMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE
16(1)
THE SITE OF A CITY
17(4)
THE CITY WALLS
21(3)
THE DIRECTIONS OF THE STREETS; WITH REMARKS ON THE WINDS
24(7)
THE SITES FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS
31(4)
BOOK II 35(34)
INTRODUCTION 35(3)
THE ORIGIN OF THE DWELLING HOUSE
38(4)
ON THE PRIMORDIAL SUBSTANCE ACCORDING TO THE PHYSICISTS
42(1)
BRICK
42(2)
SAND
44(1)
LIME
45(1)
POZZOLANA
46(3)
STONE
49(2)
METHODS OF BUILDING WALLS
51(7)
TIMBER
58(6)
HIGHLAND AND LOWLAND FIR
64(5)
BOOK III 69(32)
INTRODUCTION 69(3)
ON SYMMETRY: IN TEMPLES AND IN THE HUMAN BODY
72(3)
CLASSIFICATION OF TEMPLES
75(3)
THE PROPORTIONS OF INTERCOLUMNIATIONS AND OF COLUMNS
78(8)
THE FOUNDATIONS AND SUBSTRUCTURES OF TEMPLES
86(4)
PROPORTIONS OF THE BASE, CAPITALS, AND ENTABLATURE IN THE IONIC ORDER
90(11)
BOOK IV 101(28)
INTRODUCTION 101(1)
THE ORIGINS OF THE THREE ORDERS, AND THE PROPORTIONS OF THE CORINTHIAN CAPITAL
102(5)
THE ORNAMENTS OF THE ORDERS
107(2)
PROPORTIONS OF DORIC TEMPLES
109(5)
THE CELLA AND PRONAOS
114(2)
HOW THE TEMPLE SHOULD FACE
116(1)
THE DOORWAYS OF TEMPLES
117(3)
TUSCAN TEMPLES
120(2)
CIRCULAR TEMPLES AND OTHER VARIETIES
122(3)
ALTARS
125(4)
BOOK V 129(38)
INTRODUCTION 129(2)
THE FORUM AND BASILICA
131(6)
THE TREASURY, PRISON, AND SENATE HOUSE
137(1)
THE THEATRE: ITS SITE, FOUNDATIONS, AND ACOUSTICS
137(2)
HARMONICS
139(4)
SOUNDING VESSELS IN THE THEATRE
143(3)
PLAN OF THE THEATRE
146(5)
GREEK THEATRES
151(2)
ACOUSTICS OF THE SITE OF A THEATRE
153(1)
COLONNADES AND WALKS
154(3)
BATHS
157(2)
THE PALAESTRA
159(3)
HARBOURS, BREAKWATERS, AND SHIPYARDS
162(5)
BOOK VI 167(28)
INTRODUCTION 167(3)
ON CLIMATE AS DETERMINING THE STYLE OF THE HOUSE
170(4)
SYMMETRY, AND MODIFICATIONS IN IT TO SUIT THE SITE
174(2)
PROPORTIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL ROOMS
176(4)
THE PROPER EXPOSURES OF THE DIFFERENT ROOMS
180(1)
HOW THE ROOMS SHOULD BE SUITED TO THE STATION OF THE OWNER
181(2)
THE FARMHOUSE
183(2)
THE GREEK HOUSE
185(4)
ON FOUNDATIONS AND SUBSTRUCTURES
189(6)
BOOK VII 195(30)
INTRODUCTION 195(7)
FLOORS
202(2)
THE SLAKING OF LIME FOR STUCCO
204(1)
VAULTINGS AND STUCCO WORK
205(3)
ON STUCCO WORK IN DAMP PLACES, AND ON THE DECORATION OF DINING ROOMS
208(2)
THE DECADENCE OF FRESCO PAINTING
210(3)
MARBLE FOR USE IN STUCCO
213(1)
NATURAL COLOURS
214(1)
CINNABAR AND QUICKSILVER
215(1)
CINNABAR (continued)
216(1)
ARTIFICIAL COLOURS. BLACK
217(1)
BLUE. BURNT OCHRE
218(1)
WHITE LEAD, VERDIGRIS, AND ARTIFICIAL SANDARACH
219(1)
PURPLE
219(1)
SUBSTITUTES FOR PURPLE, YELLOW OCHRE, MALACHITE GREEN, AND INDIGO
220(5)
BOOK VIII 225(26)
INTRODUCTION 225(2)
HOW TO FIND WATER
227(2)
RAINWATER
229(3)
VARIOUS PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT WATERS
232(10)
TESTS OF GOOD WATER
242(1)
LEVELLING AND LEVELLING INSTRUMENTS
242(2)
AQUEDUCTS, WELLS, AND CISTERNS
244(7)
BOOK IX 251(30)
INTRODUCTION 251(6)
THE ZODIAC AND THE PLANETS
257(5)
THE PHASES OF THE MOON
262(2)
THE COURSE OF THE SUN THROUGH THE TWELVE SIGNS
264(1)
THE NORTHERN CONSTELLATIONS
265(2)
THE SOUTHERN CONSTELLATIONS
267(2)
ASTROLOGY AND WEATHER PROGNOSTICS
269(1)
THE ANALEMMA AND ITS APPLICATIONS
270(3)
SUNDIALS AND WATER CLOCKS
273(8)
BOOK X 281(40)
INTRODUCTION 281(2)
MACHINES AND IMPLEMENTS
283(2)
HOISTING MACHINES
285(5)
THE ELEMENTS OF MOTION
290(3)
ENGINES FOR RAISING WATER
293(1)
WATER WHEELS AND WATER MILLS
294(1)
THE WATER SCREW
295(2)
THE PUMP OF CTESIBIUS
297(2)
THE WATER ORGAN
299(2)
THE HODOMETER
301(2)
CATAPULTS OR SCORPIONES
303(2)
BALLISTAE
305(3)
THE STRINGING AND TUNING OF CATAPULTS
308(1)
SIEGE MACHINES
309(2)
THE TORTOISE
311(1)
HEGETOR'S TORTOISE
312(3)
MEASURES OF DEFENCE
315(5)
NOTE ON SCAMILLI IMPARES
320(1)
INDEX 321

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