John R. Nimmo; The Public Fountains of the City of Dijon: H. Darcy. Translated by P. Bobeck. Kendall/Hunt Publishers, Dubuque, IA. 2004. Hardcover, 554 pp. $239.95. ISBN-10: 0757505406; ISBN-13: 978-0757505409.
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A modernreader would grasp the nature of this work more readily if its title, which to the uninitiated might suggest a coffee-table book full of beautiful color pictures, were instead something like “Draft Final Interim Report on the Rosoir-Spring Remedy for Public Water Supply of Dijon: Hydrologic, Engineering, Financial, Legal, and Political Challenges and Impacts.” It is big, having 526 large pages that include preface, main text, and eight appendixes, plus 27 double-size fold-out pages of detailed illustrations. Darcy's sights were set well beyond immediate and local issues: in laying out all the design considerations for the Dijon water...