Ten Books on Architecture


Read by Fredrik Karlsson

(4.5 stars; 11 reviews)

On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his bath-time discovery. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(9 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Translator's preface 8:22 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 1 - Preface and Chapter 1 20:56 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 1 - Chapters 2 and 3 11:15 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 1 - Chapters 4 and 5 17:25 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 1 - Chapters 6 and 7 16:15 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 2 - Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 16:52 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 2 - Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 15:04 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 2 - Chapters 7 and 8 21:29 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 2 - Chapters 9 and 10 16:26 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 3 - Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 16:31 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 3 - Chapters 3 and 4 13:06 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 3 - Chapter 5 12:30 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 4 - Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 15:57 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 4 - Chapters 3, 4 and 5 12:05 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 4 - Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9 12:36 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 5 - Introduction, and Chapters 1, 2 and 3 16:55 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 5 - Chapters 4 and 5 12:18 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 5 - Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9 17:05 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 5 - Chapters 10, 11 and 12 11:54 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 6 - Introduction and Chapter 1 15:15 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 6 - Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 14:41 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 6 - Chapters 6, 7 and 8 16:31 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 7 - Introduction 13:55 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 7 - Chapters 1, 2 and 3 14:45 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 7 - Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7 14:31 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 7 - Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 12:56 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 8 - Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 16:05 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 8 - Chapter 3 21:32 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 8 - Chapters 4, 5 and 6 14:39 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 9 - Introduction 12:34 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 9 - Chapters 1 and 2 16:44 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 9 - Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 12:02 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 9 - Chapters 7 and 8 15:57 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 10 - Introduction and chapter 1 7:36 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 10 - Chapter 2 11:04 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 10 - Chapter 3, 4, 5 and 6 13:34 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 10 - Chapter 7, 8, 9 and 10 16:03 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 10 - Chapter 11, 12 and 13 13:18 Read by Fredrik Karlsson
Book 10 - Chapter 14, 15 and 16 16:04 Read by Fredrik Karlsson

Reviews

A comprehensive work

(3 stars)

It suffers a little from the audio format, as there are mathematical aspects which would be easier to comprehend with diagrams. Interesting little bits of folklore sprinkled through.

great read

(5 stars)

many of the thoughts from this book are now on media as "latest (re)inventions". an easy, interesting and approachable read for professionals and laity alike.