The Geometry of Defence: Fortification Treatises and Manuals, 1500–1800

Publication, August 1992

The geometric fortification was a quintessential Renaissance creation, uniting engineering, architecture, and geometry. This booklet traces the history of the geometric fortification and its influence on city planning, highlighting the CCA’s extensive collection of fortification treatises and manuscripts, which represent many of the principal works on military architecture from the sixteenth into the nineteenth century.

Michael J. Lewis
Graphic design by Glenn Goluska

Bilingual English-French edition
Softcover, 31 pages

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