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Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, Italy

Some non-web resources include:

Philip Steadman. The Evolution of Designs: Biological analogy in architecture and the applied arts. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 1979.

Marcus Vitruvius. De Architectura. Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan. New York: Dover Publications, 1982.

Rudolf Wittkower. Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism. New York: St. Marin's Press, 1988.

Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Trattato di architettura di Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Italy. 1979.


There has been very little scholarship discussing the Vitruvian Man in today's world. However, one of the best research methods we discovered is to go to http://images.google.com and search for "Vitruvian." Every time there are more and more interesting images available!

Also, http://www.google.com and a search for "Vitruvian Man" / "Leonardo da Vinci" brings up quite a few excellent links, many of which were most helpful in creating this site!

You can find references to the specific sites we used below our images, as well as in the text of our site.

Some non-web resources include:

GD Scott, The Extent of Man from Vitruvius to Marfan, in Lancet Dec 1992, 1518-20.

Mark D Williams, Vitruvian Man: Metaphor of a "Compleat" physician, in Pharos Summer 1997, 22-27.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 2002, Leonardo's euro symbol on display in Venice.

Marco Sartorelli, I volti dell'euro italiano; Un milione e mezzo scelgono Dante, il Colosseo e la Venere. Ciampi impone Leonardo, La Stampa, February 9, 1998.