This book, which consist of several volumes, conveys the necessary information through different types of architectural illustrations and description paragraphs. Throughout the entire volume series there is a clear sequence of the presentation of several buildings, resulting in these images being depictions of its actual constructions.
Each building gets described and represented precisely in form of a clear and structured sequence of illustrations and descriptions.
First the reader is able to look at a detailed elevation of the building and its façade. Each elevation gets accompanied with a detailed but short explanation of the belonging image, making the plans easily understandable for each reader.
Then through section-perspectives the reader is able to see a three-dimensional visualization of the interior of the building which is once again helps simplify the context of the construction.
And lastly the floorplans are displayed which then show the actual dimensions of the corresponding construction site and give more context to the previously shown images. Each plan comes with a detailed description, explaining the composition of rooms in each building.
It is quite remarkable how each building gets represented in such a simplified manner but simultaneously so detailed and correct. Even though each building gets displayed through usually one to two elevations, one section-perspective and one to three plans, the reader is able to visualize the building from the outside but also understand the interior composition. In order to attain that, clear and precise plans are crucial. Each illustration is made with clear line weights and rule. For the elevations and perspective drawings the usage of several darkness levels is essential for such a clear three-dimensional visualization.
The accompanying texts are throughout the whole volume kept rather short but still they manage to communicate all necessary information such as, Name and Situation of the building, its orientation and further small remarks and even detailed plan descriptions.
Because of a, through all novels, continued language and illustration-style, this novel series is very pleasant to read and look through since it is easily comprehensible. And even though each building is described in the same way and order Rudolph J. Fäsch still managed to make each building just as interesting to look at and really achieved to point out each of its interesting aspects without making them all look the same. He truly was able to create a novel-series which not only is very beautifully made but at the same time very thought trough created, resulting in it being a joy to read.
Keywords: Sequence, Precision, Visualization