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Illustration showing people from a primitive society constructing rudimentary dwellings in a woodland clearing

RIBA38300
SOURCE: Vitruvius. De Architectura (Como, 1521), ed. Cesare Cesariano, Liber segundus, p. XXXII NOTES: This 1521 edition of Cesare Cesariano's translation and commentary on Vitruvius's treatise entitled 'De Architectura' (Ten Books on Architecture) is the first edition of the treatise not in Latin. Vitruvius's original, unillustrated treatise was written during the first century BC. The woodcut illustrations in this edition, most probably drawn by Cesariano, are largely based on the cuts in the 1511 edition of Vitruvius edited by Giovanni Giocondo.

Human figure (also known as the Vitruvian Man) with arms and legs outstretched, positioned within a square and circle representing the centre of 'cosmic geometry'

RIBA38301
SOURCE: Vitruvius. De Architectura (Como, 1521), ed. Cesare Cesariano, Liber tertius, p. L NOTES: This 1521 edition of Cesare Cesariano's translation and commentary on Vitruvius's treatise entitled 'De Architectura' (Ten Books on Architecture) is the first edition of the treatise not in Latin. Vitruvius's original, unillustrated treatise was written during the first century BC. The woodcut illustrations in this edition, most probably drawn by Cesariano, are largely based on the cuts in the 1511 edition of Vitruvius edited by Giovanni Giocondo.

Study of a naked male figure with arms outstretched and a detail of the head, both with proportions marked

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Vitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
SOURCE: Daniele Barbaro. M. Vitruvii Pollionis De architectura libri decem, cum commentariis Danielis Barbari (Venice, 1567), p. 89 NOTES: Vitruvius's original treatise was written during the first century BC. This 1567 edition was edited and augmented by Daniele Barbaro.

'Long Man' carved into slopes of Windover Hill on the South Downs at Wilmington, East Sussex

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NOTES: The Long Man of Wilmington is one of the two examples of giantonomy in England, the other being the Cerne Abbas giant, north of Dorchester. The lack of firm historical evidence has made it impossible to accurately date the 'Long Man' . Many Sussex people are convinced that he is prehistoric, others believe that he is the work of an artistic monk from the nearby Priory carried out between the 11th and 15th centuries. Archaeological work done by the University of Reading suggests that the figure dates from the 16th or 17th century.

Bas-relief panel of woman and child apparently entombed alive

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Wyatt, Matthew Cotes (1777-1862)
NOTES: The location of this panel is unknown.
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