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Cours D'Architecture Qui Comprend Les Ordres De Vignole, Avec Des Commentaires, Les Figures & les Descriptions de ses plus beaux Bâtimens, & de ceux De Michel-Ange, Des Instructions Et Des Preceptes & plusieurs nouveaux Desseins concernant la Distribution & la Decoration, la Matiere & la Construction des Edifices, la Maçonnerie, la Charpenterie, la Couverture, la Serrurerie, la Menuiserie, le Jardinage, & généralement tout ce `qui regarde L'Art De Bastir; Par le Sieur C. A. D'Aviler Architecte. Nouvelle Edition, Enrichie de nouvelles Planches, & revûë & agmentée de plusieurs Desseins conformes à l'usage présent, & d'un grand nombre de Remarques, Par Pierre-Jean Mariette.

Augustin-Charles d' Aviler

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2573

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez Pierre-Jean Mariette, ruë Saint Jacques, aux Colonnes d'Hercules., M. DCC. L.

Physical Description

6, [ii], xxxviii, [x], 408, [40] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [80]pl. (58 fold.): [82] illus.; 284 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

The 'Table Des Figures' calls for 165 planches: this includes the 'frontispiece' (added engr. t.-pl.), and one plate that is assigned two numbers (plate [17], numbered 13 and 14). Some of these impressions are full-page in-text illustrations, others are plates, others are folding plates. All are paginated in one sequence with the text. All are numbered, in a broken sequence, as follows: 4, A-C, 1-12, 13/14, 15-42, 36, 44A, 44B, 44-51, 51A, 51B, 49 (also numbered 52), 53-55, 63, 63O, 63P, 56, 57, 58a, 58b, 69a, 59a-59d, 60-62, 63A-63I, 63K-63M, 63Q-63V, 63X, 64A, 64B, 65B, 65C, 65C, 65D, 65D, 66A, 66B, 67-97, 98a, 98b, 98a, 98d, 99s, 99A-99I, 99K, 99L, 99R, 99Q, 99P, 99O, 99N, 99M, 100, 101, 101A, 102, 103.

Contents

[Add. engr. t.-pl.; t.-p.] - Definitions des Termes de Géométrie - [Dedic.] - Avis Sur Cette Nouvelle Edition - Préface Servant D'Introduction A L'Estude De L'Architecture - Vie De Jacques Barozzio De Vignole, Architecte Et Peintre - Vie d'Augustin-Charles D'Aviler, Architecte - Table Des Traitez, Table Des Figures - Preface De Vignole - [Text] - Table Des Matieres - Approbation; Privilege Du Roy.

Responsibility Note

The added engraved title-plate is signed as designed by Edm. Bouchardon and engraved by J.P. LeBas; folding plates 63N, O, P, are signed as engraved by le Pautre. The book is dedicated by the editor and publisher, Mariette, to the Comte De Maurepas.

Summary Note

The work was first printed in 1691. A revision (completed by J.B.A. Le Blond) was published posthumously in 1710. Mariette's further extensive revision was first published in 1738. D'Aviler intended his work to be a practical and up-to-date manual for client, builder and student; and he made an important innovation by including in an architectural treatise material on domestic architecture. His book became a model for French 18th-century house publications. Mariette's revision includes contemporary plans and elevations and architectural details. The work went through four major French editions and had thirteen French printings. An English version, Vignola revived, appeared in 1761.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century calf; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier spine-label lettered 'Architecture - D'Aviler'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Architecture - Architecture details - Techniques - History
Manuals - Instructional materials - Plans - Elevations - France - 17th century - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

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