“The Elements of Architecture” by Henry Wotton
This book connects with the book “Treatise on civil architecture” written by William Chambers, as both analyse and describe architectural elements. This book analyses the building and furnishing of country houses and their surroundings, including gardens, fountains, groves, ponds, habitats for rare animals, and even caves for observing the stars. Chamber’s book describes and shows floors plans, columns and more.
This book was published in the year 1624, while Chamber’s book was published more than a century later (1759). Both authors are from England and both books were written in English.
They differ in the fact that this book only has text and doesn’t have illustrations and “Treatise on civil architecture” contains both.
“Recueil elementaire d’architecture” by Jean François de Neufforge
This book connects with the book “Treatise on civil architecture” written by William Chambers, as both describe several architectural elements such as facades, decorations, floor plans, columns, the orders and more.
Chamber’s book and is centered on the antique. “Recueil elementaire d’architecture” contains the opinion of the ancients but also of the moderns. Both books contain a large number of very detailed illustrations.
Both books were published at the same time: this one in 1757 and the Treatise in 1759. They differ in the language they are written as one is in English and the other one is in French.