de Architectura

Posted on: Wed, 2015-02-25 15:48   By: mg_decoi

The oldest surviving treatise on architecture is Vitruivius' highly influential de Architectura. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC) was an engineer of war machines, and skilled enough that he received a pension from the emperor in his retiurement, conditional on his writing a book that put forward his ideas about engineering and building.