The Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt

The Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt



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One of the most treasured documents in art history, the Sketchbook is the work of a medieval draftsman, presumably an architect, who recorded his observations, his projects, and his solutions to various problems in construction in a series of annotated sketches. His drawings reveal a knowledge of architecture, sculpture, carpentry, and masonry; and his comments reflect a lively intelligence and discerning eye, whether his subject was roofing a vaulted chapel, designing a brass handwarmer, or building a perpetual-motion machine. This new edition contains all of the drawings and fresh translations of the captions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313237478
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/1982
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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