Craftsmanship as an Educational Concept An Historical Exploration of Vitruvius’ de Architectura


Thomas Cline


While the historical narrative in regard to craftsmanship encompasses all of human history, it is that small portion of time associated with the writing of Vitruvius’ de Architectura that I wish to fully engage at present as it is, I will argue, the de Architectura that bridges the ancient narrative with contemporary practices.  In an effort to establish this bridge, I will suggest a series of relationships that both ground and allow for my arguments.




Craft and Tradition