Architectural Theory: Vitruvius to 1870 is a landmark anthology that surveys the development of the field of architecture from its earliest days to the year 1870. The first truly comprehensive anthology that brings together the classic essays in the field, the volume chronicles the major developments and trends in architecture from Vitruvius to Gottfried Semper.
Volume 1 of the first overview of architectural thought from antiquity to the present day; this volume covers 25 B.C. to 1870
Collects over 200 classic essays in the field, organized thematically for the student and scholar, covering Classicism, Neoclassicism, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Gothic
Includes German, French, and Italian essays appearing in English here for the first time
Features a general introduction and headnotes to each essay written by a renowned expert on architectural theory.