Schlagwort-Archive: architecture

Thinking without Vitruvius? Diagrams as Design Tools for Garden Architecture in the Northern Renaissance

As it is generally understood the design process of gardens and garden architectures in the Northern Renaissance relies on ground plans, elevations, profiles and perspectives. But considering the complexity of gardens and their architectures I am interested just how these structures could have been developed in the designing process. Weiterlesen

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