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Your book is in some aspects similar to mine. Le „Memoires sur les objets les plus importants de l’architecture” is also written in French. I was looking in the search bar for “french book”.
The french translation from Vitruvius by Claude Perrault was written earlier though than the book from Pierre Patte. Whilst Claude Perrault lived in the 17th century, as you you mentioned, my book was written 1769, right before the French revolution during the renaissance. Another similarity in both Frenchmen authors is that both are architects as profession. Last but not least in both books there can’t be found a table of content or something similar.
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As I was looking in the search bar for “Pierre Patte” my author, I came across your Post. Pierre Patte was very important to French architecture, especially he wanted to improve the Parisian one. As your Xenotheka Post mentions him for reflecting on monuments that were built to the glory of french rulers, Pierre Patte also wrote a lot of books on how to improve in future architecture. Therefore, Oeuvres d’architecture, which means as much as “the work of art in architecture”, is very similar to the content of Pierre Patte books, in my example „Memoires sur les objets les plus importants de l’architecture”.