Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Roman architect, engineer, theoretician of architecture of the second half
The difference between "machines" and "engines" is obviously this, that machines need more workmen and greater power to make them take effect, as for instance ballistae and the beams of presses. Engines, on the other hand, accomplish their purpose at the intelligent touch of a single workman,...More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The leaves of these [larch] trees are like those of the pine; timber from them comes in long lengths, is as easily wrought in joiner's work as is the clearwood of fir, and contains a liquid resin, of the color of Attic honey, which is good for consumptives .More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The third order, called Corinthian , is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden; for the outlines and limbs of maidens, being more slender on account of their tender years, admit of prettier effects in the way of adornment.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]
Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.More Marcus Vitruvius Pollio quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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