- “Designs of Inigo Jones and others” by Isaac Ware
- published 1742
A big question mark was written across my face as I read through Task 3. What was my book about again? I just remembered that there was nothing written in it, but “only” a few sketched pages. So my first step was to read through all the greetings and arguments from my book “Designs of Inigo Jones and others” (number 84). Once I had refreshed my knowledge, I tackled the actual exercise.
With the help of the special search engine Alice I opened the huge digital library of Xenotheka. I activated the initial knowledge areas of Alice with the year 1742. Nothing useful came out of it. Then I added the word Palladism and Alice’s brain started spinning. Suddenly a lot of entries appeared.
My attention was especially focused on a book called Modern Architectural Theory by Harry Francis Mallgrave. The book has mainly text. Sometimes what is explained is underlined with a specific picture of a work or a detail. It is told about the followers of Palladism and their different movements and revivals. Among other things, the book speaks also of the Palladian influence. For example, where the Palladian influence can be seen early. It is also mentioned places where you can find the combination of many different geographical and stylistic influences. Here the “Court of Frederick the Great” is mentioned as a prime example. The book devotes an entire chapter to Inigo Jones.
Due to the fact that I hit a dead end with one term last time, I tried two words on the next search: sketch and drawing. I found an interesting book called «Space Time and Architecture» by S. Gideion. Like my book, the pages of the book are stained yellow brown due to age. The book contains accurate drawings of staircases, fireplaces and other spaces. There are several studies in the book. Both books have similarities in that they show many dome-like rooms. Unlike the book by Isaac Waare, the flow text is in the center of the book.
-. Melissa Roth (19-612-944)