The Architecture of A. Palladio
Task: 2. Argument
The title of the books tells us that it is a summary of four books. It tells us something about the architecture realized by A. Palladio.
There is no table of contents. Although there is a page where there is a short description of what books are summarized. All the chapters part with a title and Chapter number.
The book is deeply illustrated. On the first pages there is even a portrait of Palladio. One of the first few pictures in the book are columns. On one of them looks like they divided up the columns in different parts. The images are here to transmit information easier than only with text. The reader should be able to get a deeper understanding from the illustrations.
The book has a lot of pages. It is pretty thick. Yet there are a large number of pages that have nothing on them. I think the topics that are talked about are very thoroughly explained with a lot of writing and with a lot of illustrations. In the end the book has 600 pages.
The author of the book is Giacomo Leoni. He was an Italian architect that was a prominent exponent of Palladianism in architecture. Since he was such an enthusiast of Palladio he clearly tried to spread the way architecture should be in the eyes of Palladio.