American Vitruvius

An Architects' Handbook of Civic Art

Werner Hegemann, Elbert Peets

     9 × 12 in (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Hardcover
384 pages
1203 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 10/1/1988
Rights: world
ISBN: 9780910413350


American Vitruvius, originally published in 1922, is considered the classic encyclopedia of urban design. It contains 1203 plans, elevations, and perspective views of both European and American cities, spanning from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. This facsimile edition includes a preface by Leon Krier as well as texts by Alan Plattus and Christiane Collins. "A beautiful facsimile .... It is not only the most complete single-volume survey of cononical cases of urbanism ... but it is also inclusive of a scintillating collection of uncommon and forgotten designs. Richard Ingersoll, Design Book Review


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