Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach Project of a Historical Architecture
|Maarten Delbeke; Pier Paolo Tamburelli eds.
|not yet published
On 26 July 1721 the Wiener Diarium informed its readers that a new book by the general surveyor of constructions, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, titled Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur, was ready for subscribers to collect from the architect’s place. The Entwurff is a collection of 86 sheets illustrating the architecture of the Jews, Egyptians, Syrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks, Siamese, Chinese and Japanese, along with some of the author’s projects. Upon the third centenary of the author’s death this re-print proposesto look back at Fischer’s book as a precise cultural project, reacting to a specific historical and geographical context, and yet suggesting a more general attitude that can challenge contemporary architecture as well.
|296 p, ills bw, 27 x 17 cm, pb, English