The Ten Books on Architecture

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Ngôn Ngữ Nội Dung Sách
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2006
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BOOK I

Preface

The Education of the Architect

The Fundamental Principles of Architecture

The Departments of Architecture

The Site of a City

The City Walls

The Directions of the Streets; with Remarks on the Winds

The Sites for Public Buildings

BOOK II

Introduction

The Origin of the Dwelling House

On the Primordial Substance according to the Physicists

Brick

Sand

Lime

Pozzolana

Stone

Methods of building Walls

Timber

Highland and Lowland Fir

BOOK III

Introduction

On Symmetry: in Temples and in the Human Body

Classification of Temples

The Proportions of Intercolumniations and of Columns

The Foundations and Substructures of Temples

Proportions of the Base, Capitals, and Entablature in the Ionic Order

BOOK IV

Introduction

The Origins of the Three Orders, and the Proportions of the Corinthian Capital

The Ornaments of the Orders

Proportions of Doric Temples

The Cella and Pronaos

How the Temple should face

The Doorways of Temples

Tuscan Temples

Circular Temples and Other Varieties

Altars

BOOK V

Introduction

The Forum and Basilica

The Treasury, Prison, and Senate House

The Theatre: its Site, Foundations, and Acoustics

Harmonics

Sounding Vessels in the Theatre

Plan of the Theatre

Greek Theatres

Acoustics of the Site of a Theatre

Colonnades and Walks

Baths

The Palaestra

Harbours, Breakwaters, and Shipyards

BOOK VI

Introduction

On Climate as determining the Style of the House

Symmetry, and Modifications in it to suit the Site

Proportions of the Principal Rooms

The Proper Exposures of the Different Rooms

How the Rooms should be suited to the Station of the Owner

The Farmhouse

The Greek House

On Foundations and Substructures

BOOK VII

Introduction

Floors

The Slaking of Lime for Stucco

Vaultings and Stucco Work

On Stucco Work in Damp Places, and on the Decoration of Dining Rooms

The Decadence of Fresco Painting

Marble for use in Stucco

Natural Colours

Cinnabar and Quicksilver

Cinnabar (continued)

Artificial Colours. Black

Blue. Burnt Ochre

White Lead, Verdigris, and Artificial Sandarach

Purple

Substitutes for Purple, Yellow Ochre, Malachite Green, and Indig

BOOK VIII

Introduction

How to find Water

Rainwater

Various Properties of Different Waters

Tests of Good Water

Levelling and Levelling Instruments

Aqueducts, Wells, and Cisterns

BOOK IX

Introduction

The Zodiac and the Planets

The Phases of the Moon

The Course of the Sun through the Twelve Signs

The Northern Constellations

The Southern Constellations

Astrology and Weather Prognostics

The Analemma and its Applications

Sundials and Water Clocks

BOOK X

Introduction

Machines and Implements

Hoisting Machines

The Elements of Motion

Engines for raising Water

Water Wheels and Water Mills

The Water Screw

The Pump of Ctesibius

The Water Organ

The Hodometer

Catapults or Scorpiones

Ballistae

The Stringing and Tuning of Catapults

Siege Machines

The Tortoise

Hegetor's Tortoise

Measures of Defence

Note on Scamilli Impares

Index

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