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', with accompanying text

RIBApix ref no RIBA36285
Architect/DesignerVitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
Subject Date1511
Image Date1511
StyleRenaissance
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.f. 584
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Fra Giovanni Giocondo. M. Vitruvio, De Architectura libri decem additis (Venice, 1511), Book 3, p. 22 NOTES: Vitruvius's original treatise 'De architectura' was written during the first century BC. This 1511 edition was edited and augmented by Fra Giovanni Giocondo and was the first illustrated version of the treatise.

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human figure