This is the first translation into English of Juan Bautista Villalpando's "Book Five of In Ezechielem Explanationes et Apparatus Vrbis Templi Hierosolymitani". After its publication in 1604 the work stimulated a debate - over not only the architecture of Solomon's Temple but on the very nature of the origins of architecture - that endured for more than one hundred and fifty years, in the form of commentaries and other reconstructions.
Preface by Professor Michael J. Ostwald; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Background to the Reconstruction; 2. Villalpando's Visual Comprehension, the Engravings and the Nature of his Architectural Drawings; 3. Overview of the Text of Ezechielem Explanationes; 4. The Divine Architect and the Universal Church as a Building; 5. Sources and Influences; 6. Support and Criticism; 7. Legacy; Conclusion; Translation; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; Bibliography; Index.