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
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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