The book architettura written by D. Guarini Guarino (1624 – 1683) generally speaks about civil architecture in Europe. It describes various architectural elements such as geometric forms.
This work is mainly subdivided in 4 parts. The first part part begins with an introduction which will be continued by the second part. This part consists of a biography which is followed by the biggest part. It consist entirely of descriptive text about geometric forms in architecture, additionally D. Guarini Guarino himself is depicted in one of its pages. The text revers occasionally to figures which is showed in the last part. All the figures, geometric forms, buildings and drawings are depicted in this part, each linked to the text in the former part.
The following table describes the size of this book, found in the ETH Baubibliothek in Zurich:
height: 50 mm
length: 195 mm
width: 265 mm
The book has a total number of pages of 467, the total amount of illustrations is 35.