Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture

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Harvard University Press, 1960 - Architecture - 331 pages
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Contents

Preface
3
vThe Fundamental Principles of Architecture
13
The City Walls
21
The Sites for Public Buildings 81
31
The Origin of the Dwelling House
38
Sand
44
Stone
48
Timber
58
On Foundations and Substructures
189
Introduction
195
Floors
202
On Stucco Work in Damp Places and on the Decoration
208
Natural Colours
214
Substitutes for Purple Yellow Ochre Malachite Green
220
How to find Water
227
Various Properties of Different Waters 282
242

Highland and Lowland Fir 04
64
in Temples and in the Human Body
72
The Proportions of Intercolumniations and of Columns
78
Ionic Order
90
Introduction
101
Proportions of Doric Temples
109
Introduction
129
The Treasury Prison and Senate House
137
Introduction
167
Symmetry and Modifications in it to suit the Site
174
Proportions op the Principal Rooms
176
The Proper Exposures of the Different Rooms
180
Introduction
251
The Zodiac and the Planets
257
The Course or the Sun through the Twelve Signs
264
The Analemma and its Applications
270
Introduction
281
The Elements of Motion
290
The Pump of Ctesibius
297
Catapults or Scorpioneb 808
303
Siege Machines
309
Hegetors Tortoise
313
Note on Scamilli Impares
320
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