The Term 'Architect' in the Middle Ages

  title={The Term 'Architect' in the Middle Ages},
  author={Nikolaus Sir Pevsner},
  pages={549 - 562}
CuRIous indeed are the vicissitudes through which the terms 'architectus' and 'architector' have passed during the Middle Ages. To follow their meandering course from the days of Vitruvius to those of Leo Battista Alberti will prove of a wider significance than might be expected from a problem of mere terminology. Only rarely, it will be seen, between the end of Roman civilization and the coming of the Renaissance, did 'architectus' mean the architect in our sense, i.e., one who plans buildings… 

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