General subject of the book
The Book I dieci libri dell’architettura di M. Vitruvio / tradotti & commentati da Mons. Daniel Barbaro eletto patriarca d’Aquileia, da lui riveduti & ampliati; & hora in piu commoda forma ridotti, was written by Daniel Barbaro, published in 1567, in Venice, Italy. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio was a roman architect and engineer. His “The Ten Books on Architecture” are considered as the only, still preserved scriptures on ancient architecture, engineering, town planning etc. This book it is the Italian translation of Vitruvius’ „The Ten Books on Architecture”, completed with comments of D. Barbaro.
Organisation of the book
The book has a clear structure, it is divides in ten volumes (the ten books on architecture), which again are divided in several chapters. Every “book” begins with a front page and preface. On the top of each page it is always indicated which “book” you are reading and on what page you are on. D. Barbaro’s comments are always written in italics. There are relatively few illustrations in the book, but they often cover an entire page and are very detailed. At the end you can find two different charts, one about the dimensions of the stars and one about the declinations of the sun. The book ends with a table of contents as well as an index page.
Size of the book
32 mm x 180 mm x 245 mm (h x b x w) – super octavo
Total pages: 522 / Total illustrations: 123