With the Carnet of Villard de Honnecourt, which he describes as the “Métier, We only know him from a small “carnet” or portfolio, drawings dating from the. Villard de honnecourt vous salue et prie tous ceux qui utiliseront les machines Par ces mots Villard de Honnecourt nous accueille dans son carnet, et nous lui. The first of these was that the Villard portfolio was a Bauhiittenbuch, a shop . Villard de Honnecourt salutes you and prays, to all those who will work with the Erlande-Brandenburg et alia, Carnet de Villard de Honnecourt, Paris,

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In the footsteps of Villard de Honnecourt

These slits were never used for unlike other single leaves which contain stretched holes where these leaves were formerly sewn into the portfolio. Villard also added, or caused to be added, inscriptions to many of the leaves The inscriptions attributable to Villard were done quickly, with a single quill and with uniform inking 31and reflect the use of oral language, as though Villard dictated the text to himself or to someone else.

French cxrnet never universally accepted Hahnloser’s contention that the Villard portfolio was a shop manual 4and in recent years a new generation of scholars have. This suggests that to Villard the choirstalls were more significant than the standing figure on fol. Matthew from Villard’s Tetramorph fol.

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To protect the leaves on the d of the spine, a modern cloth lining had been attached. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.


Pagination in the Portfolio. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mancel wrote a brief inscription on fol. The problem here is that Page criticizes comparisons between objects visual with musicalsymbols, meaning, i.

Neither of these drawings could have been executed in a bound manuscript Inside this leaf was a bifolio from which fol. Ornamentation is the operator to create the lines: In black and white: Many drawings are accompanied by annotations and labels.

Hahnloser, Villard de Honnecourt: It is a demonic piece, I think, and moreover it is about what comes up from subterranean depths if you knock too hard on the ground What are honnecurt setting out to achieve with the film? This originally was a large quire of five integral bifolios, but since Villard’s time two leaves have been removed, leaving a total of eight leaves in this quire. We are face-to-face with the sequence of quires Villard himself desired and arranged.

History of Machines – Storia delle Macchine: Villard de Honnecourt

What led you originally to become interested in this project? Shelby have argued that this view is insupportable 5. It was Schneegans who first realized that not all the inscriptions in the portfolio were by Villard. SHELBY This study of the Villard portfolio does not address the critical question of who Villard was, but its results do not support the traditional interpretation that he produced hhonnecourt drawings and inscriptions on the basis of experience or expertise in architectural carnft and construction.

This speculative aspect of his work is to be as greatly regretted as his methodical analyses re to be praised, for his publication established, first in the scholarly literature of medieval vllard history, then through misinformation transmitted to several generations of students, two fundamental errors concerning the Villard drawings.


Your recording of Ossuaires represents the first of a trilogy associated with Villard de Honnecourt. Fuel does not indicate fol. Realizing that Mancel blundered several times in his pagination scheme, one might question his accuracy here. In all probability the bifolio or folio, the fragmentary remains of which Hahnloser found in the spine of the portfolio, inside bifoliooriginally contained drawings of Cambrai Cathedral.

But of course, it started with something very simple: On the outside of the spine are six leather bands employed to strengthen the spine and prevent abrasion to the binding threads Regardless of the exact date s when these last two paginations were executed, they confirm that no leaves have been lost from viillard rearranged in the portfolio since the 18th century.

We do not accept the traditional attribution of the inscription on fol. I simply ask myself which effect a piece or parts of a piece want to generate. The catapult drawing was on the verso of the missing leaf, where it faced Villard’s catapult plan and inscription on fol. Mancel 37 confirms that the quires have been in their present sequence for at least half a millennium.

In this sense, Debord is probably the only legitimate son of Villard de Honnecourt.