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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There are two additional integral bifolios and in the middle of Quire VI. Since there are now thirty-three leaves in the portfolio, a total of eight leaves have been lost since Mancel’s time.

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Quire III ends abruptly on fol. Original Sequence of the Leaves within the Quires. Ves la is here employed in contrast to his use of vesci on fol.

With Graindelavoix you have developed a highly individual performing style. The onesided- ness of Hahnloser’s and Frankl’ s interpretations is gradually giving way to a more balanced view and to new questioning about the nature and purpose of Villard’s This study is a part of this re-evaluation 7. This is proved by two Villard inscriptions on fol.

Another link is of course the idea of compagnonnage or companionship, creating networks on which an international web of artists could meet and exchange ideas, experiment and bring them into practice, in the same way as carried out by Debord and the Internationale Situationniste. French engineers Gothic architects 13th-century deaths 13th-century French architects.

Bifolio was always the outside bifolio of the quire.

Permission Reusing this file. These changes and the addition of an x to the I on the previous folio remain inexplicable. This is confirmed by Villard’s inscription on fol.

This S and the following I and V may have been written with a different pen, giving an uncharacteristic appearance to these three letters in Mancel’s pagination scheme.

What did Villard do to transform his portfolio of loose parchment leaves into a livre that would, he hoped, be useful to others? Calkins of Cornell University. This is the way I look at repertories that were written down, for example, in a modal tradition. When lying flat on a table, the rear cover dee around the right vertical edges of the.


French scholars never universally accepted Hahnloser’s contention that the Villard portfolio was a shop manual 4and in recent years a new generation of scholars have. Hahnloser, Villard de Honnecourt: A little bit like the way that Mary Carruthers has described in her fascinating books on memory. It is unclear whether it was Villard himself or a later party who assembled and bound the leaves into a book.

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First, the codicological evidence does not support Hahnloser’s hypothesis that approximately half of the original leaves of the portfolio have been lost. In summary, Quire VI now consists of three original true bif oliosand 28and one manufactured bifolioa total of eight leaves.

Villard, who contributed to designs found in churches and cathedrals dating from what we now call the Gothic era his portfolio contains drawings of floor plans, building elements, mechanical tools, interiors and maps of churches, towers, statues of saints, rose windows, flagstone floors, as well as animals, insects and geometrical figuresappears to have travelled far and wide across Christian Europe a Herculean activity in those times ; he may even have also been involved in the trade of holy relics ossuaries being receptacles for holy relics.

To summarize, Villard’s Quire I originally consisted of either three bifolios and one folio, or of four bifolios. These leaves vary in height and width, but they fall within a range of cm tall by cm wide Original Sequence of the Leaves within the Quires If Villard’s quires are in the sequence he left them, are their leaves — bifolios and folios — likewise as arranged by Villard?

Pagination in the Portfolio Villard de Honnecourt did not provide any pagination for the leaves of his portfolio, but later users did so in the 13th, 15th, and 18th centuries. The table below shows in tabular crnet these various pagination schemes, the ink blots produced on some facing leaves by the rapid work of C and Mancel, and other adjustments to the pagination.

It is a dangerous matter; what is unthinkable and unspeakable about history, about past periods, for example the late fourteenth century. With your Cesena programme you are currently involved in a major touring project with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. What do you believe is being created from this combination of music from the Ars subtilior and dance? Such fabrications did not exist in the Middle Ages Villadr see this as a compliment, of course.


Our analysis shows that the quires and leaves are rather like Villard left ve, and there most certainly is no great schema present.

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Quire IV Quire IV is a precious document because it is exactly the way Villard left it and proves decisively that not all honnecourt originally were the same size. The somewhat crowded inscription by Master II on the tab of fol. We are indebted to our colleague M.

In the 15th century 68 an individual named J.

The two quires are of course related by subject matter, both containing drawings of Reims Cathedral. A complete 13th- century lettering of the leaves would have given us specific information on the number and locations of leaves lost before the 15th century.

The earlier history of the portfolio is imperfectly known. There is no discernible evidence of a drawing extending from fol. This study is a part of this re-evaluation 7. Through his methodical analyses of the individual drawings, Hahnloser enabled scholars to see these drawings with new This subsequently elevated the Villard drawings to a high status they previously had not had, a preeminent place in the history of medieval art they still enjoy half a century later.

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The Villard portfolio is approximately Even if it were correct, the portfolio would have been sufficiently large to contain leaves of these dimensions, since the portfolio is some 2 cm taller than the tallest leaf and sufficiently wide to contain the widest leaves. It is interesting that once the portfolio left his hands, someone found xe necessary to attempt a scheme.

This portfolio is sufficiently large to have been the original container of Villard’s leaves xarnet drawings. This assemblage of portfolio and leaves is commonly termed an album in French and a sketchbook in English.