Alsatian architect, engineer, and cartographer. He designed fortifications in numerous places, and wrote an important treatise, Architectura von Vestungen (Architecture of Fortresses) (1584), which contains a design for an ideal town, the plan of which is like a wheel, with houses laid out along the ‘spokes’: his ideas about town plans and town fortifications remained influential until well into C18. He also wrote Collectanea (1587), an architectural history of Strasbourg, with autobiographical information.
Kruft (1994);Oud-Holland, xix (1911), 111–17;Rosenau (1975);Jane Turner (1996)
Subjects: Architecture — Renaissance Art.