Vitruvius Quotes & Sayings

28 most famous Vitruvius quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

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“Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.”
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“Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies.”
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“Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.”
“Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.”
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“Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.”
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“Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion.”
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“Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.”
“In setting out the walls of a city the choice of a healthy situation is of the first importance: it should be on high ground, neither subject to fogs nor rains; its aspects should be neither violently hot nor intensely cold, but temperate in both respects.”
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“From the exterior face of the wall towers must be projected, from which an approaching enemy may be annoyed by weapons, from the embrasures of those towers, right and left.”
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“An easy approach to the walls must be provided against: indeed they should be surrounded by uneven ground, and the roads leading to the gates should be winding and turn to the left from the gates.”

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