Before my arrival at the Werner Oechslin Library I was sure that my book would have been very big, heavy and full of decoration. When I saw it for the first time, I was very surprised to see that it was very small and without decoration. The book is only 19 cm long, 11 cm wide and 2,2 cm dick. Its cover is white and a little bit yellowed because of the time.
I would like to spend some words to describe how the book is organized.
The book has 208 pages and there are many illustrations that clarify the content, the total amount of this illustration is more than 110.
The book is composed by an initial prelude and tree parts. Each part is subdivided in chapters and each chapter is composed of propositions. We can say that this book consists in a collection of propositions. Each chapter and each proposition are numbered but there isn’t any title to introduce the content; for each section the counts of the chapter and the proposition starts again from zero.
What I have found very interesting in this first contact with my book is touching it, feeling the consistency of its pages, that are rigid and delicate at the same time, and discovering how good it was preserved for all this time. I noticed also that at the end of the book there are some white pages that are full of notes so that it seems to continue with other illustrations and other propositions.