Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Roman architect, engineer, theoretician of architecture of the second half
Astronomers... have a common ground for discussion with musicians in the harmony of the stars and musical concords in tetrads and triads of the fourth and the fifth, and with geometricians in the subject of vision; and in all other sciences many points, perhaps all, are common so far as the discussion of them is concerned. But the actual undertaking of works which are brought to perfection by the hand and its manipulation is the function of those who have been specially trained to deal with a single art.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]
Trees which grow in places facing the course of the sun are not of porous fiber but are solid, being drained by the dryness... The trees in sunny neighborhoods, therefore, being solidified by the compact texture of their fiber, and not being porous from moisture, are very useful, so far as durability goes, when they are hewn into timber. The lowland firs, being conveyed from sunny places, are better than those highland firs, which are brought here from shady places.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are also kinds of water that cause death, as they run through harmful juices in the soil and become poisonous.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From food and water, then, we may learn whether sites are naturally unhealthy or healthy.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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