The book “Anderer Versuch seiner Architect” is written in the 18th century by Johan Rudolph Fäsch, an igenieur and architect of that time. He was also a Saxon military and he had token part of some wars. He probably wanted to write this book to spread his knowledge and his ideas, but maybe also to inspire someone with drawings of old buildings, with a different perspective as the usual one. As explained in the title, the book is a collection of several Architecture’s tries. So the book shows different ways to be an architect and to interpretate architecture.
He divided the book in 5 different “chapters”. We can recognise them because each of them has its own title, dedication and preface. Therefore there is not A single recipient, but a lot of, because he write referring his text to the book’s reader.
In each part there are lots of images (hand drawing) that shows plans, cuts and views of old buildings. We can barely find some text, but when we do, we read about explanations of the book’s structure, his thanks to someone or incision on the drawn buildings.
The book is old and heavy. It has 355 pages in a large size: probably the format is folio. This is, I think, a consequence of the goal that the Johan wanted to reach: if someone wants to spread his knowledge, his ideas or just wants to reproduce some buildings, then unavoidably the content is big.