In the book „Delle Basiliche Antiche“ it became apparent that the author Enea Arnaldi very often refers to the rules and constructions of Andrea Palladio, which is way I focused my first search attempt on this topic.
The book „The Architecture of Palladio“ by Leoni Giacomo was one of the first entries that caught my attention. It too is written in Italian, and was published 25 years before the „Delle basiliche Antiche“. The book by Leoni Giacomo is accompanied by many supporting drawings, sections and other architectural structures just like one can find in the book by Enea Arnaldi.
The debate and close study of the ancient and christian basilica is not to be overlooked in Enea Arnaldis body of literature.
The meticulous examination of these types of buildings is no different in Leonhard Christoph Sturm’s writing „Vollständige Anweisung, alle Arten von Kirchen wohl anzugeben“.
The authors share the same interest in the accurate reproduction and study of these buildings through text alongside theoretical plans, sections and elevations. Both seem to have a great interest in being able to precisely separate different architectural buildings from each other and to list their characteristics, that is also understood as educational approach to talk about and teach architecture.