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Architectural theory/Vitruvianism
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A. Characterization (CT)

Architectural Theory (AT) was an essential component of the architectonic culture of the 15th-18th cents. It was a result of the striving for greater scientific input and systematization that is generally characteristic of the Renaissance. Moreover it followed the ancient idea that lived on in the Middle Ages that the architect, much more than the artist, should also…

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Günther, Hubertus (Zürich RWG), “Architectural theory/Vitruvianism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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