Celebrate Avery’s 125th anniversary at this special one-day only exhibit! Here’s one of our treasures which will be in the show:
Architectvre, ou Art de bien bastir, de Marc Vitruue Pollion.
AA2515 V85 1547
The first French language edition of Vitruvius, the only comprehensive architectural treatise to survive from antiquity, did not appear until 1547. The text dealt with all aspects of architecture from the education of the architect to technical explanations of the orders to the site and construction of buildings. The crisp woodcuts that enhanced the text were created by the royal sculptor Jean Goujon.