Teorii despre arhitectura si Geometrie sacra
The discussion of architectural theory has its roots in Vitruvius' "De architectura libri decem" (Ten Books on Architecture).
As the oldest treatise on architecture to survive in its entirety from pre-Christian times, Vitruvius' work is not simply a unique source off information about the architecture of antiquity and its principles, but has become the foundation for all writings on architectural theory since the Renaissance.
Grouped by nation and epoch, the writings of Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, Marc-Antoine Laugier, Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, John Shute, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi, Aldo Rossi and Rem Koolhaas are just some of those discussed in the book "Architectural Theory", their theories lent visual expression by a wealth of illustrations.
Leon Battista Alberti (1404 - 1472), who authored the treatise on the art of building, "De re aedificatoria libri decem", which laid out the most important architectural theory of early modern times, was originally a humanist; not an architect. The idea of writing a treatise about architecture seems to have come to Alberti during scholarly discussions about Vitruvius' ancient treatise at the court of Lionello d'Este in Ferrara, in the company of fellow humanists and the educated higher nobility.