Record number 03/2479
TitleArchitecture Moderne Ou L'Art De Bien Bâtir Pour Toutes Sortes De Personnes Tant Pour Les Maisons Des Particuliers Que Pour Les Palais. Contenant Cinq Traités. 1o. De la Construction & de l'employ des Materiaux. 2o. De la Distribution de toutes sortes de Places. 3o. De la maniere de faire les Devis. 4o. Du Toisé des Bâtimens selon la Coûtume de Paris. 5o. Des Us & Coûtumes concernant les Bâtimens & raports des Jurez Experts. Tome Premier. (Second.)
ImprintA Paris: Chez Claude Jombert, ruë S. Jacques, au coin de la ruë des Mathurins, à l'Image Nôtre-Dame., M. D. CC. XXVIII. Avec Approbations Et Privilege Du Roy. (-1729.)
Physical Description2 vols.; 285 mm. (Quarto). 
Physical Description NoteVol.I: [8], 96, 59, [1], 44, 60, 74, [2] p., add. t-pl., [6] pl. (fold.). - Vol. II: [4] p., add. t-pl., 144 [i.e. 106] pl. (many dble., 3 fold.). Many dble. pl.carry two plate numbers, e.g. pl. 4/5, 11/12, 107/8. Pl. 118, 119 are bound in reverse order.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Add. t.pl., t.p.] - Préface - Approbation; Le Libraire Au Lecteur - Table Des Chapitre De La Construction - [Text, with pl.] - Table Des Articles De La Coutume de Paris. - Vol. II: [Add. t.pl., t.p.] - Approbation; Privilege Du Roy - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe publication-date of 1728 is given on both title pages, but the date 1729 is given on the added title-plate of Volume II.

The work is concerned with practical problems of planning and construction.
Responsibility NoteThis anonymous work has been variously attributed to C. E. Briseux, J. Courtonne, C. Jombert and Gilles Tiercelet.

The added engraved title plate of Volume I is signed as designed by J. Courtonne and engraved by Lucas. No plate in Volume I is signed; several in Volume II are signed by J. Courtonne as designer and by A. Aveline, Lucas or G.I.B. Scotin major as engraver.
SubjectBuilding - Architecture - Techniques - France - History - 18th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century
ReferencesRIBA, Early printed books, 1 (1994), 130; National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, I (1993), 40, p.90-2; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 67, p.54-5; Herrmann, W., 'The authorship of the Architecture moderne of 1728', in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 18:2 (1959), p.60-62.
Binding Note18th-century mottled calf; brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Archi Mode Tom. I (II.)'.
ProvenanceRecorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
Variant TitleArt De Bien Bâtir
Contributors Briseux, Charles Etienne, 1680 - 1754, author?
Courtonne, Jean, 1671 - 1739, author?, source artist, draughtsman
Jombert, Claude, 1679 - 1735, publisher, author?
Tiercelet, Gilles, fl. 1720s?, author?
Aveline, Francois Antoine, 1727 - 1780
Scotin, Gerard Jean-Baptiste, 1698 - after 1755, engraver
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