For this task I’ve chosen the following themes of my book „Descrizione e studj dell’insigne fabbrica di S. Maria del Fiore“ written in 1733 by Bernardo Sansone Sgrilli.
Now I have searched for the following with the help of “Alice’s brains“:
Architecture’s library and Xenotheka’s library.
For my researches I’ve chosen the following two books: The first book is: „Elements of architecture“ from Rem Koolhaas and the book: „Modern architecture a critical history“ from Kenneth Frampton.
At the outset, it is certainly important to say that both books were written much later than Bernardo Sansone’s book. Nevertheless, the two books I have chosen still have a time difference of publication of over thirty years. This is evident in the layout of the two books alone. One is colourful and looks very playful and the other convinces above all with its simplicity.
Rem Koolhaas book focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. It wants to show us how important details are in architecture and how you can create a completely different view of a building just by making small changes.
One notices several similarities to Bernardo Sansone Sgrilli’s book. For example, both books place a great deal of emphasis on detailed images, although apart from the architecture, the two books do not have much in common.
On the other hand, there is Frampton’s book, published in 1980, which refers mainly to the effect of globalisation. It also shows how firmly architects influence people’s housing characteristics and how they prescribe housing itself. This book shows very nicely how little has actually changed in the way of plan drawing. You could probably just swap the plans in this book with those of Bernardo Sansone Sgrillis without anyone noticing.
To conclude the differents and similarities between the two books, you can see that it doesn’t matters when and in which context a drawing plan is made, it look nearly always the same.
Tim Tiger Maurin Müller, 21-938-048