Compendio della fortificatione
Alberghetti, Giusto Emilio
As the title already states, the book, “Compendio della fortificatione”, is about the understanding of military architecture. This is also why I believe that the book was made for the military, the government and rich people that might consider building something like a castle. The book is “built” pretty simple and the contents are divided in two, first the defensive architecture for the military, and second the offensive architecture for the military.
When it comes to illustrations the book has a lot of drawings of different fortifications to help the reader understand the essence of the book/what the author is trying to tell them. In addition to that, at the start of a chapter there is always a big picture which fits the theme of the following chapter. As can already be seen by the amount of chapters there are, the book is really simple and small, which might be so that a military general could take it out on the field. In addition to that it makes a lot of sense that the book is so simple, because the theme of the book, the “fighting architecture” isn’t something to really glorify. Everything above makes even a lot more sense when you know that the author of the book, Alberghetti Giusto Emilio, himself actually was a military general.