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What did Villard de honnecourt do?

What did Villard de honnecourt do?

Villard De Honnecourt, (born c. 1225, Picardy, Fr. —died c. 1250), French architect remembered primarily for the sketchbook compiled while he travelled in search of work as a master mason.

Why was Villard de honnecourt important?

Villard Honnecourt or Wilars de Honnecourt or Honecort (c. 1175–c. 1240). French master-mason and author of the most important and wide-ranging medieval architectural treatise to survive, the so-called Lodge Book, apparently designed to assist apprentices and others.

What did Villard de honnecourt invent?

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What do we know about Villard de Honnecourt?

He is known to history only through a surviving portfolio or “sketchbook” containing about 250 drawings and designs of a wide variety of subjects. Nothing is known of Villard apart from what can be gleaned from his surviving “sketchbook.”

Where is the sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt?

The “sketchbook” or “manual” of Villard de Honnecourt (more correctly, an album or portfolio) dates to about c.1225-1235. It was discovered in the mid-19th century and is presently housed in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), Paris, under the shelfmark MS Fr 19093.

How many pages are in the Villard de Honnecourt portfolio?

The Album de dessins et croquis of Villard de Honnecourt contains 66 pages of illustrations and descriptions regarding different categories: geometry, zoology, architectural practices and the mechanics related to the mysterious art of building cathedrals.

When did the portfolio of Villard de Honnecourt enter the Bibliotheque National de France?

In the case of de Honnecourt, instead, parchment leaves are loose and contained in a supple, dark pigskin portfolio. It fell into different hands during the centuries, and names of different possessors can be identified on the parchment. It entered the Bibliothèque National de France between December 1795 and February 1796.