Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Palladio, Pozzo and Serlio digitised

Some months ago, we experimented with the digitisation of one of GSA Library's most treasured books, a 1581 edition of Palladio's 'I quattro libri dell'architettura', and made it freely available online via the Internet Archive. We've now finished adding a further 34 books to this online collection from across the art, design adn architecture disciplines, including Serlio's 'The first booke of architecture' (1611); Pozzo's 'Rules and examples of perspective' (1693); and a translation of Palladio's third and fourth books into English by Cole (1736). All the books can be viewed on the Internet Archive's website, and links have been made to them from the Library's online catalogue. They can even be ownloaded to handheld devices such as a Kindle...