I started by rereading the description of my book I had written for the second task. I picked out some key words I was particularly interested in looking up or thought relevant to James Gibbs literature and therefore interesting to research. The first was “Drawing in a more exact and easy matter”. I wondered whether…
I started my work by analyzing more deeply the book “Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture” by James Gibbs and drawing up a list of keywords (such as “drawing”, “rules”, “fractions“, “architecture“, “five orders“, “proportions“, “ornaments“, “column“,…). In a second part, I started the approach with the “Alice” search engine, divided into three…
The full title of the book is: Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture in a more exact and easy matter than has been heretofore practised, by which all fractions, in dividing the principal members and their parts, are avoided. The book is quite large, it has a height of 48cms, a width of…
The book has a pretty thick binding and is approximately 3cms thick. I was surprised how heavy it was. Alone from the smell you could tell it’s quite an old book.
Melanie Meyer 23.10.21. After meeting the book When I saw the book I was surprised by the size of it. I didn’t expected to be so big. (Size: 50×30 cm)