My first step in researching possibly related books in the xenotheka with Askalice was to take a look at my previous work on Wendel Dietterlin’s Architectura. I began by searching very simple and broad terms. Door, entrance, and portal and their respective plurals were my first ideas. The term entrances lead me to quickly discover…
#20-712-022 #10 My chat with the old books in the xenotheka started after I simply searched for “doors” in the topic of conversation architecture. The very first quote Alice replied with was the following: All else arches, pedestals, attics, even doors and windows are by definition extraneous. Then Mallgrave, Modern Architectural Theory started to give…
Architectura de postium seu portalium ornatu vario is the full title of my friend the old book. Translated from latin this means as much as: the architecture of doors and portals and their various ornaments. The authors name was Wendling Dietterlin he lived from 1550-1599 around Strasbourg. He worked as a painter and construction theorist….
here the book shows signs of becoming wet at some point during its life, as the ripples in the paper suggest here you can see that the book has been used heavily throughout its life, as the greyish stains on all pages outside bottom corner would suggest