“In the tradition of the dissemination of knowledge of the early Italian
architectural theorists, d’Aviler expresses his hope that the translation of this book will lead to the translation of the rest of Scamozzi’s work. He intends that the book be used mainly by workers rather than by theoreticians, for he maintains that Scamozzi’s concept of the orders is the most extensive and the most practical available in France.”
Wiebson, D. and Baines, C. (1993). The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection Volume 1: French Books. Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. Washington: National Gallery of Art. Page 432.
“Indeed, his (Scamozzi’s) Idea dell’ architettura universale (1615) is probably the best confirmation of the peculiar blend between science, tectonics, and theories of imitatio held together by the glue o f humanist learning and method that increasingly marked the discourse on invention and ornament.”
Payne, A. (1999). The Architectural Treatise in the Italian Renaissance: Architectural Invention, Ornament, and Literary Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Page 214.