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 (vĭ-tro͞o′vē-əs) Full name Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. fl. first century bc.
Roman architect and writer. His De Architectura is the only surviving text on ancient architectural theory.
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Mutilations, amputations, dislocation of the joints, "restorations"; this is the Greek, Roman, and barbarian work of professors according to Vitruvius and Vignole.
Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his Vitruvius, with hard pencil and ruler, and the job is let out to Dobson & Sons, stonecutters.
What a joyful sense of freedom we have when Vitruvius announces the old opinion of artists that no architect can build any house well who does not know something of anatomy.
In the early chapters the architectural reflection is anchored in Vitruvius Pollio's classical discussion of architectural thought, and Rae repeatedly returns to Vitruvius's governing principles of order, proportion, symmetry, and economy.
An historical survey sets the context for Latin selections drawn from seventeen authors (Agricola, Alberti, Alhazen, Bacon, Copernicus, de Soto, Euclid, Faventinus, Galvani, Harvey, Isidore of Seville, Kepler, Leibniz, Libavius, Maimonides, Newton, Oresme, Pliny the Elder, Seneca, Vitruvius) who wrote in Latin and three whose works were translated into Latin.
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.
Ancient wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and henchwoman Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) mistake Emmet for a mythical figure known as The Special, who is destined to locate the Piece of Resistance and destroy The Kragle.
When evil President Business (Will Ferrell) plans to destroy the town of Bricksburg, wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and his henchwoman Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) mistake Emmet for the mythical Master Builder, who can create anything out of Lego bricks.
Nefarious tyrant President Business secretly plans to destroy Bricksburg using an artefact known as The Kragle, but ancient wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) mistakes Emmet for the mythical Master-Builder who can save the day.
The new brand name is inspired by the Roman master builder, Marcus Vitruvius, whose treatise on architecture espoused function, strength and beauty.
Back ventilating a reservoir cladding goes back to the time of Vitruvius. The question has always been how big an air space and how much ventilation?