Die Moderne Bau-Kunst
The book “Die Moderne Bau-Kunst” written by Johann Vogel, that I found in the Werner Oechslin library in Einsiedeln was published in 1789 in Hamburg, Germany. This isn’t the first edition as the first one was published in 1708.
The book has two main parts. The first part consists in an introduction, a presentation of the four main topics of the book, following with the titles of every illustration the book has and an explanations of architectural problems and dilemmas. The second part is about 3/4 of the book and consists only of illustrations. It seems to be a kind of manual where all the important buildings and machines of that time are illustrated. There are plans of churches, monuments, buildings, but also illustrations of geometrical and building problemas that were related to architecture.
This book has 58 illustrations and around 60 pages in total. Some of the illustrations unfold and turn into the size of an A3 page. Its height is 360mm, its width is 230mm and the breadth is of 10mm. In traditional standards of formats this book is considered a Folio.