its not easy to have a friendship with such an old book. with a book who is thinking in a very different way then i do. but also astonished me with knowledge full of little treasures. let me make an example. the book is talking as if there would exist only one gender the masculine. there was no school for un jeune architect, is written on the first pages but however lets skip to the treasures and what is alice helping me to discover. as it is one of the first books in france who is defining how we should learn about architecture i was wondering if there are different pioneers about art/architecture schools/universities .
and it was just a lucky tip. i suggested her to find in the field of architecture and topic of our conversation is paris. the body of alice at that time was xenotheka. Bradbury, Romantic Theories of Architecure of the 19th century is the name of the book i came across. in the index i found the chapter “The Vitruvian School in France page 21 – 30”. in that chapter the general discussion is about who even decide what is good architecture. the conclusion was that vitruvian has the most autority of the acent architecture and palladio among the modern. page 29 tells also more about blondel and it helped me to understand why blondels writting was so extra important. first there is this hirarchy which i was writting before. so also about the proportion, there was one side which is telling the proportion is god given and not changeable. and on the other hand is there blondel who is going with the trace of respect the old wisedom but also trust in experience and taste of the designer.
so the book is about architects theory and in one part it highlights why blondel was important.
so next step. a second book. I`m trying to find. topic of conversation history. explore paris and architecture. library of homer`s will be this time her brain. et voila one text is appeared. Archimedes, On Spirals. Personally i would like to read that book, but according to that task i will check some flashwords to see if its connected with my book. so i will search in my book words like archimedes – spiral – i found nothing.
new brain library of rousseau and also some more exploring words architecture – paris and blondel.
it was a match. 56 articels. i chose the essay Boullee, Architecture Essay on Art. another book whitch is discuss what is real architecture.