Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach

Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard
Publisher: Aiòn Edizioni
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 296
Measurements: 23.90 x 17.00 cm

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.