matilde von der Lage, Atelier Blaas (2021)
I just found your book by looking at all the amazing book images on the blog.
The similarities between our books start with the cover. When I ask the librarian if the cover was this same ugly cardboard since printing, she told me that the book is a lot older than this kind of cover material exist… It looks like both our books where heavily used and needed a refurbishment.
But just that would be quite a lame comparison. Luckily also the prints themselves are quite similar. Actually, for my untrained eye, they could be from the same printerJ.
The style is more or less the same and the objects shown too. My book is a picture book about Roman buildings, like in the Vatican etc. But there are some pages about columns, like shown in your post, too.
Last and probably least, your book is about Naples while mine is about Rome. Both in modern Italy. So again, both books show some part of history of one and the same country.
Yey… Two books found each other!
Oh and by the way the book I’m connecting yours to is “Insignium Romae templorum prospectus exteriores interioresque” von Rossi #42 :))
Hey, I just read your text and got some vibes about the book “Insignium Romae templorum prospectus exteriores interioresque” von Rossi (Book #42 in our list).
I mean sure, it’s not exactly the same themes the two books are talking about. And probably not because of the same reasons. But what I mean with “there are similarities” is, that…
- The book is more about explaining a topic with the help of Images, instead of text.
- The images are quite detailed and explain a certain “object”.
- The book I’m referring to, is not just about columns (there are some), but about the buildings themselves, that are using those orders in their concepts.
My book is trying to explain and honor the old buildings of Rome. I believe that’s probably a point that is similar in all those “picture books”.
Hey you…! I found your post about the book and just wanted to tell you that it has similarities with the book _42 (“Insignium Romae templorum prospectus exteriores interioresque” von Rossi). Like in my book you have those big ultra detailed cuts and views of buldings. The way it looks, does your has a lot of temples/religious buildings too. I mean those where the interesting buldings out of the ancient time right?! The size and thickness of the books are similar too. What I really like about those typ of books, is that they open up a perspective into and onto buildings that you usualy are not able to have in a fully build house. Hope you had a grate experience with that book (or at least some nice images to check out).