Comment on Argument_23:
I found your book with the searchword “Columns”. As my book “I quattro primi libri di architettura” by Pietro Cataneo deals mostly with the different columns. Cataneo takes the orders and creates columns for them. It seems that your book deals not just with columns, but also shows examples of arches, architraves and more. It also seems like your book goes more into the constructional side, while the book by Cataneo just lists the columns in an analytical style. My book also gets influence from classical architecture, mentioning Vitruvius as well. Yet, my author decides to change the old models and adapt them.
Comment on Argument_85:
Hi, I found your book looking for books that deal with Vitruvius. My book: “I quattro primi libri di architettura” by Pietro Cataneo deals with him as well. You state in your text that Boffrand breaks traditions in his works. I think our books are similar in the way that the author uses Vitruvius as a reference and then changes his theories.
Just like your book, my book is structured more into analytical drawings than meaningful text. While Vitruvius tends to philosophy, our authors want to show clear drawings of different architectural parts of a structure.
Our books differ however in the way the authors choose their building elements. Cataneo almost only deals with columns, while Boffrand expands his subjects to large complexes as well.