The book regole generali di architecturaby Sebastiano Serlio is the fourth volume of the seven-part series of books he wrote on architecture and its principles. he published his fourth book in 1537 in Venice. In it he summarized the basic rules of architecture, more precisely the five orders of columns and their use, which are illustrated in the form of texts and illustrations. The viewed physical copy is stored in the Oechslin Library in Einsliedeln.
Organisation of the book:
The book is clearly structured and at the beginning the structuring is mentioned in a short introductory text. The book is divided into chapters, in which one of the five orders of columns will be discussed
At the beginning of a chapter there is always an introduction to one of the five orders of columns with detailed descriptions and illustrations of the column structure. Afterwards there are examples of facades with the columns installed so that one can see which elements and ornaments one can combine with this type of column.
Size of the book:
Size: 350x245x30 Millimeters
This size corresponds to fold symbol fo°, Folio, Size F
Total number of pages, illustrations:
The book counts 153 pages and ca. 150 Illustrations