I’ve been wondering all along how the book list was arranged. Is it arbitrary or is there a purpose behind it? Now I was asked to find out my burning question in the last assignment ‘task 4’.
Trivial as it may seem, I began my research with the bare name of my author: Isaac Ware. Was there a counterpart to my book? One that contained the Palladian theory and not just its sketches.
The Post “Concept_A Complete Body of Architecture – Archived” posted 04/02/2021 could be the counterpart to my book. According to the description of the post, Isaac Ware explains the materiality of buildings, compares them and specifies how to construct correctly to achieve perfection. My book would be the counterpart to that because it has the sketches of Palladian buildings. So it would be the pictorial study and this book would be the written. Also the Post
“Argument_89” posted on 12/14/2021 goes into more detail about the book “A complete body of architecture” by Isaac Ware. The book seems to be a large study with technical drawings of the buildings or more detailed illustration of the built detail. My book has only sketches and blank pages. These blank pages may have once been filled with reflections and notes that have faded with time. This makes me revise my statement that my book is complementary to this larger study. Rather, the publication dates of the books indicate that my book “Designs of Inigo Jones and others” was the forerunner or may have served as an illustration collection. Possibly there is no direct connection between the two books except that they share the same author.
My second search request was influenced by my curiosity about palladism. Were there more books on this booklist that studied Palladian theory or just touched on this topic?
This search request was a total success. To my simple question, it seemed to be filled with posts that had something to do with Andreas Palladio or Palladism. All my attention received the post “Argument_ 83 Palladio” posted on 12/17/2021, which talks about the book “the architecture of Palladio” by Leoni Giacomo.I found it interesting that the book was published in exactly the same year as Isaac Ware’s book. However, the first edition was written in Italian by an Italian writer and subsequently translated into English. The book was written by Leoni Giacomo in London. Isaac Ware was raised as an English nobleman in England and became (among other things) translator of the Italian Architect Renaissance Andrea Palladio.
My (Melissa Roth – 19612944) Book Number 84: “Designs of Inigo Jones and others” by Isaac Ware published 1742.