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MIT4_607F09_lec06 - 4.607 Thinking About Architecture: In...

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4.607 Thinking About Architecture: In History and at Present Instructor: Prof. Mark Jarzombek TA: Ana María León M: 9.30-12:30 LECTURE NOTES: OCTOBER 19 Defining the architect: Two examples of ontological arguments, Vitruvius and Gropius Vitruvius (ca. 70 BC - c. 15 BC) Vitruvius served the Roman army under Julius Caesar with the otherwise unknown Marcus Aurelius, Publius Minidius, and Gnaeus Cornelius. Vitruvius is the author of De architectura , known today as The Ten Books on Architecture , a treatise written of Latin and Greek on architecture, dedicated to the emperor Augustus. Augustus (63 BC – AD 14), the first emperor of Roman Empire Vitruvius, rebuilt Roman infrastructure and added many temples. Vitruvius, who did not have any major commissions, wanted architectural production to be more systemitzed. Preface of De architectura outlines a theo-ontological argument: Augustus unifies in his being that which was dispersed in society; he unifies, in particular, the difference between “mind” and “hand.” Myth of Prometheus and the relationship between the divine and the human
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.

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