View Bulletin KNOB 108 (2009) 1

Merlijn Hurx: Architecten en gildedwang; vernieuwingen in de ontwerppraktijk in de vijftiende en zestiende eeuw? Gabri van Tussenbroek: 'alzo zult gijlieden dat maken'. Gebruik en ontwikkeling van contracten en bestekken in de Amsterdamse bouworganisatie tot 1654. Dirk J. de Vries: Een timmerman zal tot zijn proeve maken...

Gepubliceerd: 2009-02-01

Artikelen

  • This article challenges the assumed breach between the medieval master builder and the Renaissance architect, as it is still presented in the literature.

    For the Netherlands the differences and similarities in the design practice between the fifteenth and sixteenth century have been insufficiently researched. The assumption that in practice, under the influence of architectural theory and the arrival of Italian artists, drastic changes in the position of the architect occurred in the sixteenth century, is largely based on two arguments. A new status was supposed to be evident...

  • The article consists of a first survey of historical building contracts and specifications as a historical source. In the Netherlands building contracts and specifications have not been subject of systematic study at all. The development of building specifications and building contracts can be brought into relation with the transition from wage labour to tender labour.

    From the end of the fifteenth century the contracts were becoming more detailed and, consequently, they supply more specific information about the object to be built. On the other hand, they contained more...

  • Between 1500 and 1800 preparing a masterpiece for carpenters, just as for other crafts, was a requirement in the Netherlands in order to be acknowledged as a free-working apprentice or master. Although this status is not always mentioned explicitly, mastership was exclusively related to the authority to train apprentices and the permission to contract for work. In order to be admitted to the guild, carpenters had to make a cross window, one or more trusses or a staircase. Depending on place and point of time, the assignment could differ considerably. The nature of the masterpiece...