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Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1718.

Author/Creator:
Buache, Philippe, 1700-1773.
Publication:
1718.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (7 leaves).
Status/Location:
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Other Title:
Discours sur l'architecture en général et des parties qui sont necessaires à former un bon architecte.
Subjects:
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- France.
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
In French.
Biography/History:
Winner of a first prize in architecture from the Académie royale des sciences in 1721; after working at the map and chart depository of the Ministry of the Navy, he was appointed first geographer to Louis XV in 1729 and geographer of the Académie royale des sciences in 1730.
Summary:
A sewn booklet with a paper back cover and no front cover. A brief lecture or paper consisting of some general thoughts on architecture, followed by a list of areas of knowledge necessary for architects, such as geometry, arithmetic, construction, mechanics, hydrolics, and landscape architecture (la distribution des jardins). The first page consists of an introduction by a relative of Buache. On the outside of the back cover is a note in another hand, probably later, concerning the colonnade of the Louvre.
Penn Provenance:
From the collection of A. A. Monteil, no. 377.
Purchased, 1964.
Cited in:
Described in Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800: Supplement A(1). The Library Chronicle, 1969, p. 22 (Ms. French 107).
OCLC:
155929032