Archiv für den Monat: April 2013

Engineer or Architect – Johann Carl and the Theory of Architectural Drawings in 17th-Century Nuremberg

The today almost forgotten famous engineer and architect Johann Carl (*1583) died in 1665 in his hometown Nuremberg. But Sigmund von Birken, one of the leading literary figures of baroque poetry, was right when he declares in an epigram dedicated to Carl that his art could endure the dead: „Was fragt der Todt nach Kunst. nichts kan sie wider Ihn: Er macht Verstand und Hand durch seine Kunst verderben Zwar lebt das Lob der Kunst: das reisst der Tod nit hin Doch eine Kunst ihn trotzt, die heisst: Eern seelig sterben.“ Weiterlesen