Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Roman architect, engineer, theoretician of architecture of the second half
In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects.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]
Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now architecture consists of order, which in Greek is called taxis ... Order is the balanced adjustment of the details of the work separately, and, as to the whole, the arrangement of the proportion with a view to a symmetrical result.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With the ripening of the fruits in Autumn the leaves begin to wither and the trees, taking up their sap from the earth through the roots, recover themselves and are restored to their former solid texture. But the strong air of winter compresses and solidifies them.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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