I used the author’s name “Campbell Colin” for my first search, but there was only posts of my own book “Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British architect” Vol.I.. Author of the book: Campbell Colin, 1715-1771. so I searched for the word illustration, which a big part my book based up on. And I found the book “Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture, in a more exact and easly manner than has been heretofore practiced, by which all Fractions, in dividing the principal members and their parts are avoided by author: James Gibbs and is a second edition printed by W. Bowyer in 1736 in London.”
Comment 1: Greeting_76 on 02.05.2022
I found your book through the word illustration. I think our book have something in common, especially the physical book size, the material and colour of the cover. Also the books are written in english and both author are British. Year of publication are very close, both in the Eighteenth Century. In your book there’s more basis rules for architecture drawing and in my one, there’s buildings plans. It’s interesting to see the British architecture in Eighteenth Century used Vitruvius as the base for the illustration. And it’s a good way to see where the people get their examples of architecture in that time.
The name of my book: “Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British architect” Vol.I.. Author of the book: Campbell Colin, 1715-1771.
My second word for the search to find a similar book was „British architecture“ and I found the book “A Book of Architecture containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments” from James Gibbs was first published in 1728 and contains like how the title say many pictures of his buildings and ornaments.
Comment 2: Argument_68 on 02.05.2022
I found your book when I searched for the word „British architecture.“ Our book has a lot of similarities. Because in my book “Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British architect” Vol.I. by Campbell Colin, 1715-1771, there is a big part with illustrations, variety new building designs or the Original Designs of the Architects. The book has about 200 large Folio Plates, and the size of both books are similar. The Buildings are drawn very detailed. All the plans have very clean and fine lines. That give a very good light-shadow contrast and it characterize the facade material. Both books summaries the architectural building details. It’s very interesting to see that those two books were created just years apart.