Remarks on Architecture: The Vitruvian Tradition in Enlightenment Poland is a short book of herculean proportions. It consists of an extensive introductory essay by Caroline C. Guile (fifty-six pages) followed by an English translation of Ignacy Potocki's unpublished eighteenth-century manuscript Remarks on Architecture (Uwagi o architekturze), along with a transcription of his original Polish text. This book represents an important contribution to early modern architectural history, offering many new insights into the fascinating but little-known architectural culture of early modern Poland. Especially valuable is the full translation of the treatise, which offers English-language scholars a rare opportunity to study a Polish primary source.

Ignacy Potocki (1750–1809),...

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