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Learning From Palladio
Author: Branko Mitrovic
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $40.10
ArchitectureWeek— This book summarizes what is known today about the design procedures and methodology of the influential Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. This book sets Pallado in his contemporary context, discusses the theory of the orders, proportions, space composition, fašade design, and presents this material in a way accessible to practicing architects and students, so that the ideas can be applied in their architectural work. Branko Mitrovic received his PhD. from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches at the School of Architecture, UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture
Author: Indra Kagis McEwen
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $33.60
ArchitectureWeek— An examination of the significance Vitruvius's "De Architectura" for its own time. Vitruvius's aim was to present his discipline as the means for making the body of his patron Augustus Caesar congruent with the imagined body of the world he would rule.

Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture
Author: Indra Kagis McEwen
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— A historical study of Vitruvius's De architectura, showing that his purpose in writing "the whole body of architecture" was shaped by the imperial Roman project of world dominion. Vitruvius's De architectura is the only major work on architecture to survive from classical antiquity, and until the eighteenth century it was the text to which all other architectural treatises referred. Indra Kagis McEwen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and lecturer at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.

Quattro Libri dell'Architettura
Author: Andrea Palladio
Publisher: Octavo Corporation
Year: 2000
Amazon Price: $45.00
ArchitectureWeek— The influence of this great 16th century architect has been felt by professionals for four centuries later. Now, Octavo, a publisher of rare books in digital formats, has issued a CD-ROM reproduction of a first edition of The Four Books on Architecture. Includes a commentary by architectural historian Robert Tavernor and an English translation.


 
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