This book provided Dürer’s models for the fortification of cities, castles, and smaller outposts. His woodcut diagrams show various defenses combining moats, ditches, earthen bulwarks, projecting bastions, corner blockhouses, and somewhat fanciful stone towers for artillery stations. Although Dürer’s work did not exert great influence, it was among the first books to combine complete sets of plans, sections, and elevations for the solution of practical architectural problems.
BRA1017/C. Albrecht Dürer. Etliche Underricht zu Befestigung der Stett, Schloss, und Flecken. Nuremberg: [Albrecht Dürer], 1527.
Architecture book with woodcut illustrations
Dürer, Albrecht, 1471–1528., “BRA1017/C,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 9, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1847.