Teodoro ARDEMANS (or ARDMANS, c.1661-1726, architect & Painter)
[Building ordinances of Madrid and elsewhere, which are also practiced in the cities of Toledo, and Seville. With some caveats to the Master Builders [Alarifes], and other Individuals. With Chapters added to allow for a more perfect understanding of the rules as they are encoded in the regulations of the Govierno Politico de las Fabricas.] Ordenanzas de Madrid y otras diferentes, que se practican en las ciudades de Toledo, y Sevilla, con algunas advertencias a los Alarifes, y Particulares, y otros Capitulos anadidos a le perfecta inteligencia de la materia, que todo se cifra en la Govierno Politico de las Fabricas.
Madrid: en la imprenta, y libreria de Don Antonio Mayoral, 1765.Quarto ( 7 ¾ x 5 ¾ ins; 223 x 146mm). Pp. [i-viii]; 1-168, ‘196’, 170-183. One woodcut illustration on p.131 depicting stand at the bullfighting ring in Madrid. (Some spotting, light staining ,marginal tears). Contemporary limp vellum (somewhat soiled, ties defective, inner hinges split or splitting, repair to upper outer corner). Provenance: Antonio ??? (indistinct ink stamp to title, covered over by an applied semi-relief circular book-label); Biblioteca Castillo De Batres (book-label).
An essential legal work explaining the Spanish building regulations.
“Teodoro de Ardemans or Ardmans (ca. 1661–1726) was a Spanish architect and painter. Ardemans was born in Madrid to a German father. He was a disciple of the painter Claudio Coello, although he mainly practiced architecture; the municipality of Toledo named him master of the Cathedral of Toledo. In 1702, King Philip V of Spain named him to succeed José del Olmo as the master for Royal works, and in 1704 as their chamber painter. He worked on the extensive renovations of the Palace of Aranjuez, including completing the facade to a design of Francisco Herrera. He also helped in the decoration of the Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso, including the chapel.“ (wikipedia)
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