Friend with an old book
Reigle générale d’architecture – Jean Bullant
The book that was assigned to me was unfortunately written in a language I don’t
understand. In this book the orders of architecture are being explained.
It follows the now canonical succession of the five orders, with theoretical models
alternating with ancient examples.
But from what I understand the book writes about architectural orders.
The list of contents is nowhere to be found in this book.
It jumps right into it. The first chapter is named “a tresillvstre seignevr.”
The book mostly contains illustrations presented in a very methodical way.
The illustrations are big, clean and very detailed.
There are numbers added to the illustrations which I think are information in the sense of measurements.
The format of the book is quite large. Therefore, the piece is not too thick.
The size of the book makes a lot of sense. The big format makes it easy for the illustrations to be big too and therefore to contain lots of details.
The book was written by Jean Bullant. Jean Bullant was a French architect and architecture theorist. His time was in the 16th century. His time was during the French renaissance. Bullant studied in Rome. 1545 he returned to Paris where he started working for Anne de Montmorency. He is well knows for his work I am writing about now as well as Petit Traicté de Géométrie.