Posts Tagged: Vitruvius

Talking Vitruvius in Berlin

Last week Maarten and I attended a most interesting conference on Vitruvius, organized by Serafina Cuomo (Birkbeck college, London) and Marco Formisano (Universiteit Gent/Humboldt Universität Berlin). It brought together scholars from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines, which made for

Talking Vitruvius in Berlin

Last week Maarten and I attended a most interesting conference on Vitruvius, organized by Serafina Cuomo (Birkbeck college, London) and Marco Formisano (Universiteit Gent/Humboldt Universität Berlin). It brought together scholars from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines, which made for

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

John Wood: Moses versus Vitruvius, a dialogue on origins

One of the texts that are of interest in our project, and specifically in my research on ‘Primitivism and architectural theory 1750-1850’ is John Wood’s The Origin of Building or the Plagiarism of the Heathens Detected (1741). It permits us

John Wood: Moses versus Vitruvius, a dialogue on origins

One of the texts that are of interest in our project, and specifically in my research on ‘Primitivism and architectural theory 1750-1850’ is John Wood’s The Origin of Building or the Plagiarism of the Heathens Detected (1741). It permits us