This is a remarkable book on a remarkable individual and his work. In character with its subject, it is also erudite and ambitious, written by a scholar who has searched many archives and libraries and obviously has read widely in various languages and on many topics as he followed the travels and thoughts of Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (Madrid, 1606–Vigevano, Lombardy, 1682). Caramuel, who wrote books on subjects ranging from theology to mathematics, typography, and linguistics, is best known, especially among architectural historians, for his three volumes of Architectura civil, recta y obliqua (a fourth volume was never published and is lost), the focus of this publication. However, Caramuel and this treatise probably have...
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Book Review| December 01 2015
Jorge Fernández-Santos Ortiz-Iribas
Juan Caramuel y la probable arquitectura
Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica,
2014, 591 pp., 114 color illus. €33.66, ISBN 9788415245353
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2015) 74 (4): 511–512.
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Clara Bargellini; Review. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 December 2015; 74 (4): 511–512. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.4.511
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