Paris: A. Morel & Cie, 1864. First edition. Half-Leather over marbled boards. Oblong folio, 36 full page b/w (and one in color) engraved plates. Mild ex-library. Text in French. Previous owner (John M. Jacobus Jr.) signed front end papers in 1954. Jacobus received his masters at Yale in 1954, was a professor of art history at several colleges and universities, including Dartmouth, Princeton, and UC Berkeley. Good; front cover and first page detached. Item #19356
The author was an influential French architect who restored many prominent medieval landmarks in France, including those which had been damaged or abandoned during the French Revolution. His major restoration projects included Notre Dame Cathedral and the medieval walls of the city of Carcassonne. This volume is the plate volume of his architectural theory masterpiece. These later writings centered on the relationship between form and function in architecture, and had notable influence on Antonio Goudi and Louis Sullivan. A well-used and loved duplicate volume from the Yale School of Fine Arts.