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Veronique Biermann et. al.

Taschen, 2002
843 pages
Mainly b+w illustrations.
ISBN: 382281699X

The discussion of architectural theory has its roots in Viturvius' De architectura librie decem (Ten Books on Architecture). As the oldest treatise on architecture to survive in its entirety from pre-Christian times, Vitruvius' work is not simply a unique source of information about the architecture of antiquity and its principles, but has become the foundation for all writings on architectural theory since the renaissance.

The present volume discusses, in 89 concise essays, the most important treatises on architecture from the Renaissance to today.

Grouped by nation and epoch, the writings of Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Rossi and Rem Koolhaas are just some of those discussed in this book, their theories lent visual expression by a wealth of illustrations.


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