WENDEL DIETTERLIN (1550/51-1599) German mural and fresco painter. Remembered for publishing a large and very influential series of architectural prints (which these etchings are taken from) beginning in 1593 in Stuttgart, creating a definitive edition in Nuremberg in 1598. Each book was published with a parallel text in Latin and French with separate editions in German and were used as design sources by architects and craftsmen. Some of the plates were published separately from 1617 and the original plates were reprinted in 1655.

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