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Viollet-le-Duc and Villard de Honnecourt

Viollet-le-Duc and Villard de Honnecourt Carl F. Barnes, Jr. Presented at the College Art Association, Atlanta, 19 February 2005. Good afternoon. (01) The first facsimile edition of the portfolio of drawings of Villard de Honnecourt was published in Paris in 1858. The text was by the architect Jean-Baptiste Antoine Lassus, best known for restoring the Continue Reading

Villard de Honnecourt: Dilettante or Architect?

Villard de Honnecourt: Dilettante or Architect? By Carl F. Barnes, Jr. Presented at the Society of Architectural Historians, Los Angeles 3 February 1977. Most historians of medieval architecture have long agreed that Villard de Honnecourt was a 13th-century French master mason. One exception was the late Robert Branner, who speculated that Villard may not have Continue Reading