Bastian Binder finished the western front of the cathedral of Magdeburg, Germany, early in the sixteenth century.
Keldermans van Mansdale, Rombout
Born at Mechlin, Belgium, the son of Anthonis Keldermans. In 1515 he was made maître des maçonneries of the city of Mechlin, and executed numerous important works at the palace of Marguerite d'Autriche in that city. He erected numerous important buildings in Belgium.
architect and writer on architecture; b. September 6, 1475 (at Bologna, Italy); d. before 1555 (at Fontainebleau, France).
The date of Serlio's birth is established by the records of the church of Tommaso della Braina in Bologna. About 1515 he went to Rome and was intimately associated with Baldassare Peruzzi, who, at his death in 1536, bequeathed to him his notes and drawings, which were afterward used by Serlio in the composition of his books. He seems to have gone to Venice about 1532. He measured the ancient monuments of Verona, and was the first to draw the ruins at Pola in Istria. In 1541 he was established in France by Francis I as consulting architect at Fontainebleau. Neither in Italy nor in France is there any building of importance which can with certainty be ascribed to him.
Serlio commenced the publication of his works with the fourth book, entitled, Regole generali di Architettura di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese, sobra le cinque maniere degli edifici. . . Venezia, 1537. The third book appeared next with the title, Il terzo libro di Sebastiano Bolognese nel quale si figurano e si descrivono le antichità di Roma . . . Venezia, 1540. The first book followed: Le premier livre d'Architecture de Sébastien Serlio Bolognois, mis en langue française par Jéhan Martin . . . 1545, Paris. The second book was published with the first, Le Second livre de Perspective de Sébastien Serlio Bolognois, mis en langue française par Jéhan Martin. The fifth book was published next: Quinto libro di Architettura di Sebastiano Serlio nel quale si tratta di diverse forme di Tempj . . . à París, 1547. The sixth book was published at Lyons: Extraordinario libro di Architettura di Sebastiano Serlio . . . trenta porte di opera Rustica mista con diversi ordini. . . in Lione, 1551. The seventh book was bought by Strada the Antiquary, and was published after Serlio's death: Il settimo libro d'Architettura di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese, nel quale si tratta di molli accidenti, etc., . . . Francofurti ad Moenum, 1575. An eighth book, on military architecture, was also bought by Strada with Serlio's collection of drawings, but appears not to have been published. The first complete editions of his works was printed at Venice in 1584. (See Scamozzi, Giovanni Domenico.)
Exterior side view of St. Ouen (1318-1440-1515).
Jubé at the entrance of the choir; this kind of tribune, found in most ancient churches, has received its name from the words, Jube, Domine, benedicere, which the reader was in the habit of saying before commencing the reading of the Holy Scriptures.
General section of the same.
Plan of the Abbey of St. Ouen at Rouen, built in 1318.
Part of the Church of St. Ouen at Rouen in 1318; the roof is formed of pointed arches, crossing diagonally.
1502-15 Church of Jéronimos Belém