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The Ten Books on Architecture
De Architectura
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The Ten Books on Architecture

Book I


Chapter 1.       The Education of the Architect
Chapter 2.       The Fundamental Principles of Architecture
Chapter 3.       The Departments of Architecture
Chapter 4.       The Site of a City
Chapter 5.       The City Walls
Chapter 6.       The Directions of the Streets; with Remarks on the Winds
Chapter 7.       The Sites for Public Buildings

Book II


Chapter 1.       The Origin of the Dwelling House
Chapter 2.       On the Primordial Substance According to the Physicists
Chapter 3.       Brick
Chapter 4.       Sand
Chapter 5.       Lime
Chapter 6.       Pozzolana
Chapter 7.       Stone
Chapter 8.       Methods of Building Walls
Chapter 9.       Timber
Chapter 10.     Highland and Lowland Fir

Book III


Chapter 1.       On Symmetry: in Temples and in the Human Body
Chapter 2.       Classification of Temples
Chapter 3.       The Proportions of Intercolumniations and of Columns
Chapter 4.       The Foundations and Substructures of Temples
Chapter 5.       Proportions of the Base, Capitals, and Entablature in the Ionic Order

Book IV


Chapter 1.       The Origins of the Three Orders, and the Proportions of the Corinthian Capital
Chapter 2.       The Ornaments of the Orders
Chapter 3.       Proportions of Doric Temples
Chapter 4.       The Cella and Pronaos
Chapter 5.       How the Temple Should Face
Chapter 6.       The Doorways of Temples
Chapter 7.       Tuscan Temples
Chapter 8.       Circular Temples and Other Varieties
Chapter 9.       Altars

Book V


Chapter 1.       The Forum and Basilica
Chapter 2.       The Treasury, Prison, and Senate House
Chapter 3.       The Theatre: its Site, Foundations, and Acoustics
Chapter 4.       Harmonics
Chapter 5.       Sounding Vessels in the Theater
Chapter 6.       Plan of the Theater
Chapter 7.       Greek Theaters
Chapter 8.       Acoustics of the Site of a Theater
Chapter 9.       Colonnades and Walks
Chapter 10.      Baths
Chapter 11.      The Palaestra
Chapter 12.      Harbors, Breakwaters, and Shipyards

Book VI


Chapter 1.       On Climate as Determining the Style of the House
Chapter 2.       Symmetry, and Modifications In It to Suit the Site
Chapter 3.       Proportions of the Principal Rooms
Chapter 4.       The Proper Exposures of the Different Rooms
Chapter 5.       How the Rooms Should be Suited to the Station of the Owner
Chapter 6.       The Farmhouse
Chapter 7.       The Greek House
Chapter 8.       On Foundations and Substructures

Book VII


Chapter 1.       Floors
Chapter 2.       The Slaking of Lime for Stucco
Chapter 3.       Vaultings and Stucco Work
Chapter 4.       On StuccoWork in Damp Places, and on the Decoration of Dining Rooms
Chapter 5.       The Decadence of Fresco Painting
Chapter 6.       Marble for Use In Stucco
Chapter 7.       Natural Colors
Chapter 8.       Cinnabar and Quicksilver
Chapter 9.       Cinnabar (continued)
Chapter 10.      Artificial Colors. Black
Chapter 11.      Blue. Burnt Ochre
Chapter 12.      White Lead, Verdigris, and Artificial Sandarach
Chapter 13.      Purple
Chapter 14.      Substitutes for Purple, Yellow Ochre, Malachite Green, and Indigo



Chapter 1.       How to Find Water
Chapter 2.       Rainwater
Chapter 3.       Various Properties of Different Waters
Chapter 4.       Tests of Good Water
Chapter 5.       Leveling and Leveling Instruments
Chapter 6.       Aqueducts, Wells, and Cisterns

Book IX


Chapter 1.       The Zodiac and the Planets
Chapter 2.       The Phases of the Moon
Chapter 3.       The Course of the Sun Through the Twelve Signs
Chapter 4.       The Northern Constellations
Chapter 5.       The Southern Constellations
Chapter 6.       Astrology and Weather Prognostics
Chapter 7.       The Analemma and Its Applications
Chapter 8.       Sundials and Water Clocks

Book X


Chapter 1.       Machines and Implements
Chapter 2.       Hoisting Machines
Chapter 3.       The Elements of Motion
Chapter 4.       Engines for Raising Water
Chapter 5.       Water Wheels and Water Mills
Chapter 6.       The Water Screw
Chapter 7.       The Pump of Ctesibius
Chapter 8.       The Water Organ
Chapter 9.       The Hodometer
Chapter 10.      Catapults or Scorpions
Chapter 11.      Ballista
Chapter 12.      The Stringing and Tuning of Catapults
Chapter 13.      Siege Machines
Chapter 14.      The Tortoise
Chapter 15.      Hegetor's Tortoise
Chapter 16.      Measures of Defense

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