The Ten Books on Architecture - Vitruvius Pollio

The Ten Books on Architecture

By Vitruvius Pollio

  • Release Date: 2019-05-06
  • Genre: Art & Architecture


The architect should be equipped with knowledge of many branches of study and varied kinds of learning, for it is by his judgement that all work done by the other arts is put to test. This knowledge is the child of practice and theory. Practice is the continuous and regular exercise of employment where manual work is done with any necessary material according to the design of a drawing. Theory, on the other hand, is the ability to demonstrate and explain the productions of dexterity on the principles of proportion.