Record number 06/2756
Author Normand, Charles, 1765 - 1840
Uniform Title[Nouveau parallèle des ordres. 1829.] English. Pugin.
TitleA New Parallel Of The Orders Of Architecture; According To The Greeks And Romans, And Modern Architects. With The Original Plates, Drawn And Engraved By Charles Normand, Architect, And Member Of The French Academy At Rome. With The Text Translated, And Two Additional Plates; By Augustus Pugin, Architect.
ImprintLondon:: Published By A. Pugin, At His Office, 105, Great Russell Street; May Also Be Had At Taylor's Architectural Library, Holborn; And At Priestley And Weale's, High Street, Bloomsbury., M.DCCC.XXIX.
Physical Descriptionviii, 50, [2] p., frontis. (= add. engr., [1], 64 pl. [i.e. 65 pl. (pl. 44 occurs bis)]; 445 mm. (Folio.)
Physical Description NoteIn some copies the frontispiece is bound in before the half-title.
Content Format Note[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Translator's Preface - [Text] - Synopsis Of The Proportions Of The Orders, And Of The Various Examples Of Each; Serving As An Index To The Plates ... ; [colophon] - [Blank leaf] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe publication-date of 1829 is printed on the title-page; plates 44* and 64 carry the date of 1828.

The work was first published in French in 1819. In the French edition the plates had consisted of the frontispiece, one unnumbered plate and numbered plates 1-63. For this English edition A.C. Pugin has reproduced the French plates (from impressions made in France) and has added two plates, no. 44* ('Temple Of The Sybil - Tivoli') and no. 64 ('Capitals and Mouldings'), with corresponding additions to the text.

Normand compares the orders as drawn by Alberti, De L'Orme, Palladio, Scamozzi, Serlio and Vignola and as described by Vitruvius, with surviving ancient Greek and Roman examples. The plates show measured details of the orders. Normand's outlook owed much to J.-N.-L. Durand, and his outline engravings show the influence of Percier and Fontaine.

The work was well received. It was reissued in French in 1825 and 1828, and was soon translated into English (1829) and German (1830).
Responsibility NoteThe plates reproduced from the French edition are unsigned, but, as the title page states, were drawn and engraved by Normand. The two new plates 44* and 64 are signed as drawn by F. Arundale - pl.44* from sketches by H. Parke and J.J. Scoles and engraved by Le Keux, and pl.64 from measurements taken by J.J. Scoles and engraved by G. Gladwin.

Both the new plates carry the publisher's imprint of Augs. Pugin.

The printer is named on the half-title verso and in the colophon: 'London: J. Moyes, Took's Court, Chancery lane.'
SubjectArchitecture - Architectural orders - Europe - Greece - Rome - History
Manuals - France - Great Britain - 19th century
Translations from French - Translations into English - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesRIBA, Early printed, 3 (1999), no. 2316, p.1271-2.
Binding Note19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Normand's Parallel Of The Orders Of Architecture' and '1829'.
Contributors Pugin, Augustus Charles, 1769 - 1832, translator, publisher
Normand, Charles, 1765 - 1840, draughtsman, engraver
Arundale, Francis, 1807 - 1853, draughtsman
Le Keux, John, 1783 - 1846, engraver
Gladwin, George, fl. ca. 1814 - 1854?, engraver
Scoles, Joseph John, 1798 - 1863, draughtsman, source artist
Parke, Henry, ca. 1790 - 1835, draughtsman, source artist
Moyes, James, fl. ca. 1816 - 1840?, printer
Priestley and Weale. bookseller
Architectural Library (London). bookseller
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