Between words and drawings: Dissertation on a newly found illustrated version of ``De architectura''
This dissertation is the beginning of a research on the history of a Renaissance manuscript: the illustrated version of Vitruvius's De architectura now in the Biblioteca Ariostea of Ferrara.^ The Ferrara manuscript is important for several reasons. It is the first attempt to create a complete apparatus of illustrations for De architectura; it shows the procedures which were necessary to create this kind of document; it raises many problems on the relationships between text and illustration.^ After a general introduction and presentation of the document I investigate the content of the first twelve folios of the Ferrara manuscript, and concentrate my attention on the obverse and reverse of folio 78 where Vitruvius' III,i,1-7 is transcribed and illustrated.^ The aim of this dissertation is to demonstrate that the systematic introduction of illustrations transformed the meaning of De architectura, written to be read and not to be seen. ^
Literature, Medieval|Art History|Architecture
"Between words and drawings: Dissertation on a newly found illustrated version of ``De architectura''"
(January 1, 1993).
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