Using Alice is really not difficult. You just have to select the right Body to get the best solutions. After a few try’s with unhappy result with the library of Rousseau, I searched in Alberti and Virtuvius Library and found a pleased match to the words; Tourism, Rome and Variety.
The quote: „The defect comes from the subject, while the perfection comes from the form.“, just grabbed my attention. The book it belongs to is called Daniele Barbaro’s Vitruvius of 1567. Although it has close to nothing in common with the book from Giovanni Battista Falda, it does have the same hidden message to the reader.
While Falda’s book contains barely text and consist out of engravings it does reflect the thought and value of the society and the architects at that time. Even the fountains at the end of the book, where the surroundings are an indication for their less significant role and status, where highly detailed and the fountains were equipped by statues and other decorations. Being able to sponsor even such a fountain as a privat person is a sign of wealth and social status. The more detailed the decoration and therefore (mostly) the best -known artist the better. Unfortunately only a few people could settle on Michelangelo so others had to do the trick.
The engravings show how much was spend in money and culture on such „silly“ things as fountains. Apparently the appearance of those fountains were praised and worth a travel to Rome to be seen in real life. Therefore lacking no perfection in their shape and appearance.
After that, I went with the words; Fountains, Rome and Catalog in the Xenotheka Library, thus making sure to get an available book. I was unsure if I should use this match because it was even harder to see an actually connection between those books apart from the word fountain.
Although in hindsight, I’m not so sure in Giovanni Falda’s Book there is the word fountain mentioned. At least not in English. After reading a bit into Asimov the complete Robot I was not surprise. The Book is what it’s ought to be and a fountain doesn’t play a mayor role in it. The fountain is sole mentioned to give the reader a feeling for the scene and the homely, thoughtful atmosphere. Which reminded me again of Falda’s „ancient“ tourism guide. The fountains in it are usually adorned with religious symbols or figurines and, in some cases, as well as important people. They are supposed to be a place of social interaction beside the attraction for visitors.
Even nowadays in Switzerland are fountains a part of most cities appearance and have in some cases spiritual purpose. At least to me, they make me feel comfortable, at home and test my knowledge of the symbolics of Catholicism and ancient mythology.