Practice into Theory: Philibert Delorme, the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567), and the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France

Title page
Sara Galletti

The project analyses the connections between architectural theory and practice in fifteenth- to seventeenth-century France. The project focuses on Philibert Delorme’s architectural treatise, the Premier tome de l’Architecture (1567), in relation to: early modern architectural theory across Europe; French practice in the late medieval and early modern times and the modes of transmission of architectural knowledge before (or aside from) theory; and the emergence of a new professional figure of the architect as construed in the contemporary discourse across Europe and as experienced in French practice.

At right: title page of the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567)