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An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius Containing a System of the Whole Works of that Author   By:

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Transcriber's note: The combination "vv" which occurs at some places for "w" and the word "Jonick" used sometimes for "Ionick" has been kept to conserve the original appearance of the book. No changes have been made in the text except the correction of obvious typos.

[Illustration: ARCHITECTVRE 1692]

AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF VITRUVIUS.

CONTAINING

A System of the whole WORKS of that Author.

Illustrated with divers Copper Plates, curiously engraved; with a Table of Explanation, To which is added in this Edition

The Etymology and Derivation of the Terms used in Architecture .

First done in French by Monsr Perrault , of the Academy of Paris , and now Englished , with Additions.

LONDON : Printed for Abel Small and T. Child , at the Unicorn in St. Paul 's Church yard. 1692.

A

TABLE

OF THE

CHAPTERS.

The Introduction.

Article 1. Of the great merits of Vitruvius, and the Excellencies of his Works . Page 1.

Art. 2. Of the method of the Works of Vitruvius, with short Arguments of every Book . 9.

A division of his whole Works into three parts, whereof 1. treats of Building, 2. Gnomonical, 3. Mechanical. A second division into three parts, 1. of Solidity, 2. of Convenience, and 3. of Beauty. The Arguments of the Ten Books. 11, 12, &c.

THE FIRST PART.

Of the Architecture that is common to us with the Ancients.

Chap. I. Of Architecture in general.

Art. 1. Of the Original of Architecture , 17.

The first occasion of Architecture; the Models of the first Architects , 19. The Inventers of the four Orders of Architecture , 20.

Art. 2. What Architecture is , 23.

Definition of it; an Architect ought to have the knowledge of eleven things , viz. Writing , Designing , Geometry , Arithmetick , History , 24. Philosophy, moral and natural , 25. Physick , Law , Astronomy , and Musick . 26.

Art. 3. What the parts of Architecture are , 27.

There are eight parts in Architecture , viz. 1. Solidity , 27. 2. Convenience , 3. Beauty , 4. Order , 5. Disposition , 28. 6. Proportion , 7. Decorum , 8. Oeconomy , 32.

Chap. II. Of the Solidity of Buildings.

Art. 1. Of the choice of Materials , 33.

Vitruvius speaks of five sorts of Materials , 1. Stone , 33. 2. Bricks , 34. 3. Wood, whereof divers sorts are used, as Oak, Fir, Poplar, Alder , 35. Pine, Cypress, Juniper, Cedar, Larch , 36. and Olive ; 4. Lime ; 5. Sand and Gravel , 37. of which several sorts, Pit, River, and Pozzalane , 38.

Art. 2. Of the use of Materials , 39.

Of the Preparation of Stone , 39. Of Wood , 40. Of Bricks , 41. Lime and Sand , 43.

Art. 3. Of the Foundation , 45.

In Foundations, to take care that the Earth be solid , 45. Of the Masonry , 46.

Art. 4. Of the Walls , 47.

Six sorts of Masonry , 48, 49. Precautions to be used in binding the Walls, to strengthen them with Wood , 50... Continue reading book >>




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