ISBN-10:
906984432X
ISBN-13:
9789069844329
Pub. Date:
06/01/2006
Publisher:
Edita-The Publishing House of the Royal Netherlands Academy
De Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering by Simon Stevin

De Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering by Simon Stevin

by Charles van den Heuvel

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ISBN-13: 9789069844329
Publisher: Edita-The Publishing House of the Royal Netherlands Academy
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Charles van den Heuvel is senior researcher of digital culture at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
 
STEVIN'S WRITINGS ON ARCHITECTURE
 
1.  Stevin and the origins of his Huysbou
2.  Stevin's ideas about symmetry and order
3.  Building methods and patents
4.  Water:  ally and adversary
5.  Stevin and the representation of architecture
6.  Stevin's contribution to the theory of architecture
7.  New writings on architecture
 
RECONSTRUCTING STEVIN'S HUYSBOU:  A HYPOTHESIS
 
8.  The history of Huysbou
9.  The first Huysbou reconstructions
10.  The reconstruction of Huysbou
11.  Contents of Stevin's Huysbou
 
'DE HUYSBOU'
 
I.  On the like-sidedness of buildings
II.  On underground structures
III.  On facades
IV.  On stairs
V.  On ceilings and vaults
VI.  On roofs
VII.  On the layout of the parts of a house, such as rooms, courtyards, galleries, gardens, blocks and finally parts of a room
VIII.  On the layout of towns
-Various Notes/Various notes about masonry, carpentry, forging, and smoke
-Notes on Serlio and others/Concerning some discourses
 
Appendices:  Texts, notes and lists of contents
 
Fragments of text intended for Huysbou
A.  Isaac Beeckman:  De Huysbouw van Stevin gecompendieert in 9 blaren
B.  Hendrick Stevin:  Eenighe stucken der Crychconst Beschreven deur Simon Stevin
C.  Constantijn Huygens:  manuscripts (adversaria)
 
Fragments of text on architecture not written for Huysbou
D.  Statements by Stevin about architecture not meant for Huysbou
 
Notes relevant to the reconstruction of Huysbou
E.  Notes on the unfinished Huysbou
 
Lists of contents
F.  beeckman's list of manuscripts by Simon Stevin
G.  Isaac Beekman:  Hoofdstucken ende deelen des Husybouws
H.  Hendrick Stevin:  contents of manuscropt 'Vande oirdening der Steden'
I.  Hendrick Stevin:  'I Onderscheyt vande oirdeningh der Steden' and 'Byvough Der Stedenoirdeningh, vande Oirdeningh der Deelen eens Huys met 't gheene daer ancleeft'
J.  Hendrick Stevin:  Tytels en cortbegrypen, vanden Huysbou
K.  Ed Taverne:  Architecturae domesticae stevini synopsis
 
Glossary of architectural terms
Bibliography
Photographic credits
Index

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