The book which was assigned to us, carries the title „Le dix livres d’Architecture de Vitruve“ and was written by Claude Perrault in 1984. Judging by it’s title, it has a touch to it, which makes this book sound quintessential for architects and architecture in general. It’s dimensions and attention to detail on the books cover are other factors that make the book look important and make you want to own it and put it up on your shelf. Other than that, it has many illustrations, some of them with measurings, some with more details, others with less. The texts and illustrations are spread out on large sizes of paper, some of them are filled with text, others limit themselves to one big illustration. Claude Perrault, the author, was an architect himself, so writing this book must have had a personal value to him. From our class, we know that Vitruv’s books were transcripted and then translated into different languages. Ours is the one in french. We have also looked at why transcripting Vituvius’ principles and thoughts, as well as saving them for later generations, was of utmost importance to people dedicated to this task. It was the base of architecture back when people didn’t have as many tools as we do now and it’s fascinating how they have passed the test of time and are still true to this day. But also without knowing these facts, a mere look at this book and you can feel it’s effect on the past, the present and the days to come.