BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE
Born in Antwerp in 1601, Michel van Lochom settled in Paris where he died in 1647, keeping shop like many of his colleagues in the rue Saint Jacques, at the sign of the Rose blanche couronnée. A cartographer, engraver and printer, he published numerous collections of engravings in many domains, including architecture (the Pieces d’architecture by Pierre Collot in 1633) and garden design (the Traité du jardinage by Jacques Boyceau de la Barauderie in 1638). The present collection, for which he took responsibility, is a treatise on the five orders inspired by the plates by Jan et Paul Vredeman de Vries in La haulte & fameuse science, consistante en cincq manieres d’edifices ou fabriques published in The Hague in 1606 and reissued many times. The Vredeman de Vrieses, father and son, drew on models by Serlio, with a few details originating from Cesare Cesariano, perhaps through consulting the Inventie der colommen by Pieter Coecke (Antwerp, 1539). An example : the Doric pedestal embellished with triglyphs in plate F.
Yves Pauwels (Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours) – 2013
M. Grivel, Le commerce de l’estampe à Paris au XVIIe siècle, Geneva, Droz, 1986, pp. 382-383.
M. Préaud, P. Casselle, M. Grivel & C. Le Bitouzé, Dictionnaire des éditeurs d’estampes à Paris sous l’Ancien Régime, Paris, Promodis, 1987, pp. 298-299.