Furttenbach, Josef

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Furttenbach, Josef (1591–1667). German architect. He prepared a guide-book for Italy (1626) and made his base in Ulm, where he wrote several books on architecture, including Architectura Civilis (1628), Architectura Navalis (1629), Architectura Martialis (1630), Architectura Universalis (1635), and Architectura Recreationis (1640). He became director of the Stadtbauamt (City Building Office), Ulm, and designed the Brechhaus (1634), a hospital designed on the latest Italian lines, and a theatre with seats for 1,000 people (1641). He introduced High Renaissance architecture to Germany.


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