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Architecture Moderne Ou L'Art De Bien Bâtir Pour Toutes Sortes De Personnes Tant Pour Les Maisons Des Particuliers Que Pour Les Palais. Contenant Cinq Traités. 1o. De la Construction & de l'employ des Materiaux. 2o. De la Distribution de toutes sortes de Places. 3o. De la maniere de faire les Devis. 4o. Du Toisé des Bâtimens selon la Coûtume de Paris. 5o. Des Us & Coûtumes concernant les Bâtimens & raports des Jurez Experts. Tome Premier. (Second.)

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2479

Variant Title

Art De Bien Bâtir

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez Claude Jombert, ruë S. Jacques, au coin de la ruë des Mathurins, à l'Image Nôtre-Dame., M. D. CC. XXVIII. Avec Approbations Et Privilege Du Roy. (-1729.)

Physical Description

2 vols.; 285 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

Vol.I: [8], 96, 59, [1], 44, 60, 74, [2] p., add. t-pl., [6] pl. (fold.). - Vol. II: [4] p., add. t-pl., 144 [i.e. 106] pl. (many dble., 3 fold.). Many dble. pl.carry two plate numbers, e.g. pl. 4/5, 11/12, 107/8. Pl. 118, 119 are bound in reverse order.

Contents

Vol. I: [Add. t.pl., t.p.] - Préface - Approbation; Le Libraire Au Lecteur - Table Des Chapitre De La Construction - [Text, with pl.] - Table Des Articles De La Coutume de Paris. - Vol. II: [Add. t.pl., t.p.] - Approbation; Privilege Du Roy - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

This anonymous work has been variously attributed to C. E. Briseux, J. Courtonne, C. Jombert and Gilles Tiercelet.

The added engraved title plate of Volume I is signed as designed by J. Courtonne and engraved by Lucas. No plate in Volume I is signed; several in Volume II are signed by J. Courtonne as designer and by A. Aveline, Lucas or G.I.B. Scotin major as engraver.

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 1 (1994), 130; National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, I (1993), 40, p.90-2; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 67, p.54-5; Herrmann, W., 'The authorship of the Architecture moderne of 1728', in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 18:2 (1959), p.60-62.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1728 is given on both title pages, but the date 1729 is given on the added title-plate of Volume II.

The work is concerned with practical problems of planning and construction.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf; brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Archi Mode Tom. I (II.)'.

Subject

Building - Architecture - Techniques - France - History - 18th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors

Charles Etienne Briseux, author?
Jean Courtonne, author?, source artist, draughtsman
Claude Jombert, publisher, author?
Gilles Tiercelet, author?
Francois Antoine Aveline
Gerard Jean-Baptiste Scotin, engraver