Title: Recueil Et Parallele Des Edifices En Tout ...
Publisher: Avanzo, Leige
Publication Date: 1841
Illustrator: Durand, J. N.L
Book Condition: Modern green cloth. Very good
Elephant Folio, 69 x 49 cm. 110 double-page lithograph plates. Double page lithograph title; double page alphabetic title. This, "The Grand Durand," the first of his two major publications. Reproduces Durand's original plates by lithography, as well as reproducing some of the additional plates from the 1833 Venice edition. "The `Recueil' is addressed to to professionals -- painters, decorators, architects -- rather than to students (and) would form part of the collections of libraries of professional architects and be referred to in their ateliers. Durand presents in elevation a series of over thirty building types.The best engravers available worked on the project including Nicolas Ransonnette and C. Normand.In the `Recueil' Durand totally overturns the traditional relation between architecture and nature in favor of abstraction based on a scientific method of classification by type. His concept of architecture is in perfect agreement with the prevailing political philosophy and its emphasis on utility." [see: MILLARD, pp.174-175]. Originally published 1801 with ninety plates. This is a pirated edition, the separate volume, the J.C. Legrand, ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE GENERALE DE L'ARCHITECTURE [212 pages] which explicates the `Recueil" not included. BRUNET Vol.II, p.904. Scattered light foxing. Plate volume only. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 17325
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