Posts Tagged: column

The columnar histories of Kepler and Caramuel

As we have seen in my post on Renaissance depictions of Vitruvian origin myths, since the fifteenth century trees and columns have formed an intriguing alliance in architectural theory. In the seventeenth century however, a new dimension was added: the

The columnar histories of Kepler and Caramuel

As we have seen in my post on Renaissance depictions of Vitruvian origin myths, since the fifteenth century trees and columns have formed an intriguing alliance in architectural theory. In the seventeenth century however, a new dimension was added: the

Origin myths in Renaissance Vitruvius editions: a gallery

In my blog post of 9 November 2012 I promised to introduce you to the afterlife of Vitruvius’s origin myths: in this post I will therefore take you on a guided tour of some 15th and 16th century drawings and

Origin myths in Renaissance Vitruvius editions: a gallery

In my blog post of 9 November 2012 I promised to introduce you to the afterlife of Vitruvius’s origin myths: in this post I will therefore take you on a guided tour of some 15th and 16th century drawings and

The origins of architecture according to Vitruvius

When conducting research related to architectural history, it is virtually impossible to avoid discussing the mother of all architectural treatises: Vitruvius’s De Architectura libri decem. In this classical text, dating from the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus,[1] we find the

The origins of architecture according to Vitruvius

When conducting research related to architectural history, it is virtually impossible to avoid discussing the mother of all architectural treatises: Vitruvius’s De Architectura libri decem. In this classical text, dating from the time of the Roman Emperor Augustus,[1] we find the