Georg Andreas Böckler, a German architect and engineer, wrote the books Theatrum Machinarum Novum (1661) and Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664).
Mostly dedicated to hydraulics for fountains, water-jets and garden fountains, Architectura Curiosa Nova also includes designs for grottoes and elaborated geometries for gardens (based upon triangles, squares, repetitive patterns, labyrinthine paths). It is not clear whether the gardens were invented or existing. This is a selection of pages from these designs.
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