Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Roman architect, engineer, theoretician of architecture of the second half
Noting all these things with the great delight which learning gives, we cannot but be stirred by these discoveries when we reflect upon the influence of them one by one.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Propriety is that perfection of style which comes when a work is authoritatively constructed on approved principles. It arises from prescription, from usage, or from nature.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Music, also, the architect ought to understand so that he may have knowledge of the canonical and mathematical theory, and besides be able to tune ballistae , catapultae, and scorpiones to the proper key. For to the right and left in the beams are the holes in the frames through which the strings of twisted sinew are stretched by means of windlasses and bars, and these strings must not be clamped and made fast until they give the same correct note to the ear of the skilled workman.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The architect must not only understand drawing, but music.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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