Book of Architecture: Containing the General Principles of the Art and the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Some of the Edifices Built in France and in Foreign Countries

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2002 - Architecture - 106 pages
Germain Boffrand's Livre d'Architecture is one of the most original books on architecture ever written in France. Translated for the first time by David Britt, Boffrand's text is here accompanied by an extensive introduction and notes written by Caroline van Eck who explains Boffrand's position within 18th-century debates about architectural aesthetics. Illustrated throughout, including all the pictures chosen by Boffrand for his original publication, the book is both a valuable tool for teaching the history of architectural theory and a reference for any architectural library.

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Caroline van Eck is a Senior Research Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she directs a research program on the role of rhetoric in the visual arts and architecture funded by the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO). She has published widely on architectural theory of the nineteenth century and the Renaissance

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