«A complete body of architecture, adorned with plans and elevations, from original designs»
Because my book «The plans, elevations and sections; chimney-pieces, and cielings of Houghton in Norfolk; the seat of the Rt. Honourable Sr. Robert Walpole; first Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Knt. of the Most Noble Order of the Garter» wasn’t available in the library Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln, I made the assignment with another book from Isaac Ware. It’s called «A complete body of architecture, adorned with plans and elevations, from original designs». It’s about the different orders like Tuscan, Ionic and Corinthian and so on. But Ware doesn’t compare just the orders, but also the architects like Vitruvius, Palladio and Serlio. Ware describes materials, buildings like houses, churches and bridges and gives us in that way a very detailed image. The book itself is divided in ten «books». Those books are separated in different chapters. The book is 410 mm long, 270 mm wide and 60 mm high. We can read over 750 pages with around 120 very detailed images and illustrations. The weight of the book is around 5 kg. That’s quite a lot. For a better overview you can watch the video in hyperlapse.