La Science Des Ombres, Par Rapport Au Dessin. Ouverage necessaire a ceux quiveulent dessiner l'Architecture civile.

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Published by Didot Fils, Paris, 1786
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168 pp. 8vo, eighteen folded copper plates. The first part was originally published 1746, the conclusions in the second part apparently published later, ca.1760. A perspective and drawing manual, the first fourteen plates illustrate architectural shades and shadows; the remaining four illustrate military architecture and garden plans. The author discusses the relevance of shadow projection for the technical representation of three dimensional structures. BERLIN CATALOGUE 4734 [cites 1760 edition]. CICOGNARA 833. Gilt spine rules, crimson leather spine label, edges stained red, marbled endpapers, corners rubbed, spine gilt partly flaked, modest age-toning, one plate misfolded, last few leaves and plates stained at margin head [not affecting images or text]. Tight, crisp copy. Contemporary tree calf. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 5644

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Title: La Science Des Ombres, Par Rapport Au Dessin...

Publisher: Didot Fils, Paris

Publication Date: 1786

Binding: leather_bound

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