After working for a while with the old book “Parallèle de l’architecture antique avec la moderne” by the author Charles-Antonie Jombert and Roland Fréart, I had an idea of finding a similar book with the engines Xenotheka and Alice for my task.
First of all, I searched the English name of the book “Parallel of ancient architecture with modern” to see if there are any similar books. As I have mentioned in my previous post, this book talks about ancient architecture but focused on the five orders and their adaptions to different ancient buildings. As a result, it did not come up with many books focused on the five orders. Therefore I had to look more closely, so I downloaded the books that Alice suggested to me.
After looking for a while, I saw a few familiar pictures in the book named “Ordonnance for the Five Kinds of Columns after the Method of the Ancients” by the author Claude Perrault. This book was published in 1993 after the “old book” I have been working with, it used the “old book” as its main reference, many pictures were taken from the “old book”. Other than that, the content of the books also appears to be similar, both focused on the five orders.
For the second book, I search after the “old book”’s content, which is “ The Five Orders”. I decided to avoid books that are mainly focused on history and look for ones that use drawings, pictures, and examples supporting the text to explain the five orders ( in the way the “old book” is presented in). As a result, the book “Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture” by the author Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola was founded. Again, the content, structure as well as sources in the book are similar but slightly different. This book is much more famous, it was translated into six different languages and more than 250 editions of the book have been published.
All in all, I find both of these books interesting and even though they are similar to the “old book”, it is still worth reading. Working with Alice and Xenotheka has been a bit difficult for me at the beginning, but I am satisfied with the result of my finding.