Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio - Book IX of De Architecture



"Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura. His discussion of perfect proportion in architecture and the human body, led to the famous Renaissance drawing by Da Vinci of Vitruvian Man." 

(wikipedia)

English translation by Morris Morgan (1914).  Headings are changed to reflect the chapters in the Latin versions. Images are from several 16th century Latin publications (1511, 1523, 1567).