As in the previous tasks I had to work with the book “Parallèle de l’architecture antique avec la modern” written by Charles Antoine Jombert and Roland Fréart de Chambray. So i started to exploring Alice’s work and thus the library of Xenotheka. First I wanted to go on on myself, without consulting the first introduction of Alice by Miro. Due to not knowing how exactly to use Alice I came up with different books of various genres, but non of them was about architecture nor about my subject of the parallel of ancient architecture with the modern one. I was a little frustrated at first but consulted then the tutorial, which made it more clear how to use Alice.
So I tried again with Alice’s Xenotheka brain, the topic of architecture and the text “parallel ancient architecture”. The results were 3 books, one of which was ” ordonnance for the five kinds of columns after the method of the Ancient” originally written and published by Claude Perrault and translated in English and published in 1993 by The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in Santa Monica. As it is a modern translation of Claude Perraults book, it also describes different topic regarding the ordonnance and the architectural orders or general proportions of the three main parts of entire columns. All being very analitical with measurements of the five orders and of different parts of the column. Whereas Jombert and Chambray show the differences of the orders by many drawings of various architects of his time and comparing them. So in a way Claude Perraults book and the English version of 1993 refer as well on Jomberts and Chambrays subject but in a more theoretical way.
A second book was Rem Koolhaas’ book “elements of architecture”, published in 2018, refers also to Jombert and Chambray. Stating that columns were the most important part of the later called facade, and that they can be arranged in two different ways. This book is not much of the same subject as my old Book, but rather it refers to parts of it to describe the elements of architecture.