Da Vinci himself credits 1st century BC Roman architect and engineer Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
, as the first exponent of this idea, in his 13-30 BC book, Des Architectura- in the chapter Temples and the Human Body.
([dagger]) Thirty-five years ago John Timusk said I needed to read about a dead guy named Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
The writings of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
, a Roman author and architect of the first century BC, inspired Leonardo da Vinci to draw the Vitruvian Man.
(1.) Architecture of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
, in Ten Books, translated by Joseph Gwilt (London: Priestly and Weale, 1826), 3-4.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
, a Roman writer, architect and engineer, active in the 1st century BC, best known as the author of the multi-volume work De Architectura (On Architecture) discloses the mathematical symmetry of the male body that gives birth to a new paradigm in design:
by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
, an engineer for Octavian, who became Emperor Augustus.
"We have a time machine to the best of our ability," says Professor Dai Morgan Evans, the academic who, armed with De Architectura (On Architecture) by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
, provided the project's historical expertise.