The architecture reader: essential writings from Vitruvius to the present

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George Braziller Publishers, May 23, 2007 - Architecture - 333 pages
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Encompassing two thousand years of building history, The Architecture Reader brings together for the first time 40 key texts written by architects of international esteem. These writings address persistent concerns in architecture and design, including the role of the architect and the relationship of architecture to nature, art, and science. The carefully chosen texts provide a taste of the multiplicity that characterizes historical and contemporary views of architecture. Book jacket.

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Vitruvius from The Ten Books on Architecture ca 25 B C E
Leon Battista Alberti from On the Art of Building in Ten Books 1846

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Krista Sykes holds a Ph.D. in Architectural Theory and History from Harvard University. She is Managing Editor of the "Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians".

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